Maryland Wine Explorer
The Maryland Wine Explorer program was created just for you, the adventurous and curious oenophile (a lover or connoisseur of wine.)
We know that you’re interested in exploring the depth and diversity of the amazing wines produced throughout the Old Line State. This program delivers great bottles right to your front door. If you’re shopping for others and aren’t sure which packs might be best for your friends or family, consider giving them a gift card.
With options to shop flash sales and theme packs, or to subscribe to our club, being a Maryland Wine Explorer is fun and easy!
Our Most Recent Wine Packs!
Fall 2022 Red Wine
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The reds in this pack really showcase the concept of location and its impact on a wine. From a Norton-dominant wine whose vines are literally exposed to the Chesapeake Bay’s winds on a daily basis, to a red blend that combines both multiple vintages and multiple vineyard sites. And lastly, a Syrah from the rolling hills at the base of Catoctin Mountain.
Fall 2022 White Wine
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This white wine pack is chock full of competition medal winners!
While the Albarino and Muscat Canelli are light bright and crisp, the Vintner’s Blend is a more full-bodied wine. All pair well with food or on their own.
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This is a really fun pack for holiday celebrations!
It includes 2 cans of Ginger Mead, 1 bottle of Rosé, and 1 bottle of Merlot. All of which would pair well with your holiday buffet, lunch, dinner, football game, etc.
EXPLORER GIFT CARDS
Are you looking for an excellent holiday gift for the wine lover in your life?
We offer gift cards to purchase our wine packs! This is the perfect gift for family or friends so that they can choose from our amazing selections and varieties of wine.
JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY
Become a MWE subscriber today. As a subscriber, you receive delicious packs each quarter – automatically! Each of these wonderful packs features hand-selected bottles from wineries located throughout Maryland.
Whether you prefer red or white wines, these quarterly 3-packs showcase the breadth and depth of high-quality releases produced by skilled winemakers representing the Old Line State. In addition to automatic quarterly shipments, subscribers receive discounts on additional purchases, flat-rate shipping, member benefits at Maryland Wineries Association events, and more. Choose your subscription option(s) below and be sure that your collection includes exceptional Maryland-made bottles.
MWE Red Wine Club
Each quarter, we highlight a new pack of three distinct, Maryland-made red wines. Bring the best of big and bold Maryland reds home.
Subscribe today and SAVE 10% off of the list price and receive your quarterly 3-pack automatically!
MWE White Wine Club
Looking for great, white wines from Maryland? Each quarter we’ll ship you a new three-pack of fun and exciting, local whites.
Subscribe today and SAVE $10 off of the list price and receive your quarterly 3-pack automatically!
What is a Maryland Wine Explorer?
A Maryland Wine Explorer is any enthusiast of Maryland wine who creates an account on the Maryland Wine Explorer page. This account is free to create and allows you to purchase Maryland Wine Explorer wines directly through our site.
With more than 100 wineries around the state—each releasing new wines with each vintage—it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the local wine scene without personally tasting your way through thousands of miles of our wine trails. As a Maryland Wine Explorer, the journey is brought directly to your door.
Opportunities to purchase wines using your Maryland Wine Explorer account include:
- Access to Maryland Wine Flash Sales
- Access to Curated Maryland Wine Packs
- Access to Maryland Wine Explorer Club Subscriptions
What Are Maryland Wine Explorer Flash Sales?
The Maryland Wineries Association hosts several exclusive wine engagements each year. Following these engagements, we may have a limited number of cases of fabulous and exclusive wines that we want to share with you. In these instances, wines are likely to be offered as “flash sales” to Maryland Wine Explorers. We’ll offer unbeatable pricing on these hard-to-get wines. Act fast, though! Once the inventory is sold out, we won’t be adding new inventory of these bottles.
As an introduction to the 2020 launch of the Maryland Wine Explorer Club, our first set of flash sale wines represents selections from the “Stay Home and Wine Down” virtual tasting event we hosted in July 2020.
What are Curated Maryland Wine Packs?
Our wine packs are hand-selected and represent a wide variety of wines, all made in Maryland. These wine packs showcase the terroir and grape varietals that make each of the state’s growing regions unique.
In addition to the quarterly red and white wine packs, we offer packs of wine highlighting holidays, seasons, and other notable occasions. What is a celebration without great-tasting wine?
I don't know what wines my friends/family like. Do you offer gift cards for sale?
Absolutely! Although the gift card recipient is not able to use the card to subscribe to the club, they can use the card for the Red, White and Themed packs regularly offered for sale, as well as Flash Sale wines that pop up for sale. Purchase a card HERE.
What are Maryland Wine Explorer Club Subscriptions?
Your subscription to the Maryland Wine Explorer Club ensures that you don’t miss out on the hand-picked wines we feature every quarter. As a subscriber, you will receive a notification prior to processing and each wine club pack release in your subscription tier will be shipped directly to your door.
You may subscribe to receive the red pack, the white pack, or both. Subscriptions are currently available in 3-pack or 6-pack allotments.
If at any time you’d like to pause, or cancel, your subscription, you may do so in your account manager.
Why should I subscribe to the Maryland Wine Explorer Club?
Subscribers earn discounted pack pricing, a $10 discount on all store orders (club packs do not qualify for additional discounts,) and flat rate shipping on all orders.
Additionally, as a Maryland Wine Explorer Club Subscriber, you gain early access to future flash sales, exclusive wine releases, and subscriber-only packs, such as the “Governor’s Cup Case“ of top wines from our annual, professionally-judged, competition.
The benefits of subscribing don’t end with wine! Maryland Wine Explorer Club Subscribers will be invited to exclusive virtual and live events and will gain early access to event ticket sales.
Where can Maryland Wine Explorer wines be shipped?
All Maryland Wine Explorer orders will be shipped directly to your door. Maryland Wine Explorer wine purchase are currently only able to be shipped to Explorers at addresses in Maryland.
As our shipping support grows, we will make updates here.
Who Selects the featured wines?
Each Explorer Club wine is curated by members of our tasting panel.
- Kevin Atticks, Executive Director of the Maryland Wineries Association, founder of Grow & Fortify
- Janna Howley, WSET Level 2, COO of Grow & Fortify
- Claude Mackey, Maryland Wine Ambassador
- Al Spoler, co-host of WYPR’s “Cellar Notes” and director of the Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition
- Jim Bauckman, Director of Communications of Grow & Fortify
Who does my purchase support?
Launched by the Maryland Wineries Association, the Maryland Wine Explorer program highlights the incredible wines from producers found across the state. Purchases directly support our state’s wineries and efforts of the Maryland Wineries Association.