Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your COVID-19 safety policy?

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome you all back to ACV, and are delighted to have ample outdoor space to share with you and your household. Of course, for the safety of all our customers and staffers, we strongly recommend that if you have not been vaccinated that you continue to wear your masks and follow social distancing guidelines. As always, tables will be available on our lawn on a first-come, first-served basis, or please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. While tastings are now available at the bar, we still have self-guided tastings, that you can take to your own table, for those who would like.

What wines do you offer?

We focus on estate wines, and offer several varietals and blends depending on each year’s crop size and characteristics. In reds, we grow Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir. In whites, we grow Albariño, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Vidal Blanc. From time to time, we might make a bit of peach wine, using the fruit from our own orchard. See what we currently have available on the Our Wines page.

Who owns Antietam Creek Vineyards?

George Warmenhoven and Joan Larrea, husband and wife, are the proprietors. George works full-time at ACV, both in the vineyard and on the winemaking side, ensuring quality at every step. You can meet the rest of the ACV team on the Our People page.

What is your tasting room season?

Due to the rustic nature of our barn, we’re not fully insulated from the elements in our tasting room, and thus must close for the winter season. We usually wrap up our season by mid-November, and open back up in April.

Who makes the wine?

Our owner George works with Jason Burrus, a consultant winemaker, to produce all our wines on-site. Learn more about Jason and our winemaking process on his blog.

Was any of the Battle at Antietam fought on the property?

Not to our knowledge. AP Hills’ troops camped on our fields, and the fighting reached to within a few hundred yards of our boundary line with Antietam Battlefield National Park.

Do you deliver?

We can deliver to Maryland addresses in Washington, Frederick and Montgomery Counties. Minimum order: two cases.

Do you sell food?

Most weekends we have cheese, crackers, and a few other items for you to build your own cheese plate. From time to time, we invite our favorite barbecue trucks or other food vendors, and we’ll be sure to let you know when that happens (check out our Calendar). Otherwise, we invite you to bring your own picnic and stay a while. We’ve got picnic tables and endless green grass, if you want to bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket.

Are you dog-friendly?

Sure, we love well-mannered dogs! Please be respectful of other guests, who may not be interested in sharing their meal or blanket with your dog. Please leash your dog around children. And please clean up after your pet. In short, try to be considerate.

Do you like cyclists?

Yes! We are cyclists and runners ourselves. Contact us at info@antietamcreekvineyards.com to make arrangements in advance if you’d like to start a ride or run from our place. We will ask that your group make a minimum purchase, which seems like a win-win. After all, don’t you agree that you’ll deserve a nice bottle of wine after your trek?

Do you allow tour buses?

No.

Can I book my wedding/corporate event/party at Antietam Creek Vineyards?

Yes! We host small events on our property and would be delighted to help you plan the perfect event. You can learn more and contact us from our Private Events page.

Can I buy your wine in stores?

Not at present. We have a limited stock, and prefer to offer our wines on site.