Terrapin Station Winery is a small family-owned winery located in Elkton, Maryland. Located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, we are committed to being environmentally responsible, preserving open space and protecting the Diamondback Terrapin. We strive to make excellent Maryland wine using the best of old- and new-world techniques and to have fun sharing our wines.
We have recently opened a new Tasting Room and made the winery available to visitors.
The Terrapin Station Tasting Room will be open through summer and fall, with tasting hours from 12-6 pm Thursday – Saturday and 1-5 pm on Sundays. Visitors may also tour the vineyard and winery. The Winery is located in Elkton (Cecil County) MD at the corner of Ricketts Mill Road and Route 213 (Address: 80 Ricketts Mill Road).
Terrapin Station wines are packaged in eco-friendly 1.5 Liter boxes which are the equivalent of two regular sized (750mL) bottles. Boxed wine requires less carbon energy to package, ship, store and recycle. Estimates are that boxed wine packaging requires 77% less energy to produce than traditional glass-and-cork packaging and takes up to 91% less landfill waste (source: Scholle packaging: www.aboutboxedwine.com). Using bag-in-box packaging also means that the wine stays fresh for weeks after opening. We believe the box is smart.
We have made a commitment to protect the environment and use the most effective eco-friendly techniques we can while still maintaining a high and quality grape yield.
We use vegan-friendly fining techniques and have eliminated the use of animal products in production.
Owners Morris and Janet Zwick are University of Maryland alumni and have a special fondness for the Terrapin. The winery donates a portion of all proceeds to the Terrapin Institute to help restore the Diamondback Terrapin to its natural Maryland habitat.
Current wines include white wines: Cayuga, Vidal Blanc and Traminette; varietal reds Shiraz and Cabernet Franc and a Cecil Red blend. Their distinctive Five Rivers Rose’, made from St. Vincent grapes, and new Better Red than Dead port-style Merlot blend have been popular with wine festival crowds.