FAQ

What is the Maryland Wine Pass?

A one calendar year membership that provides access to exclusive offers, discounts, and upgrades at many of the state’s premier wineries and cideries.

One Maryland wine pass is good for two people (the member and his/her guest) and is valid from January 1 – December 31 of the respective year.

How do I use it?

Once you have purchased your membership, you will receive a physical membership card in the mail (one card awards privileges to two people). In order to take advantage of an offer, you must present your membership card when you visit a partnership winery. A virtual or printable alternative to using your membership card is not available.

How do I know which wineries participate and what perks I get in their tasting room?

Please click on the “Participating Wineries” page to browse all wineries and offers. Here, you can also find winery contact information, a description of the venues, a link to their upcoming events, and more. There is also a QR code on the back of your membership card that links directly to this page ensuring that wherever you are, you have access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date special offers.

Can the Pass be used more than once at the same winery?

Yes. The Maryland Wine Pass is very different from a coupon that is used once and thrown away. Until it expires, the Maryland Wine Pass can be used as often you like—even at the same venue–unless the offer specifically states otherwise.

How do I activate my membership?

Once you receive your Maryland Wine Pass card in the mail, visit our website and click on the activate tab. You will be prompted to enter your information as well as the second member’s information. Once this is submitted, you are all set to begin enjoying your Membership.

What if I don’t have a second member to register?

That is not a problem! When activating your pass, simply leave the second member’s information blank. If you are listed as a member, you can bring a different guest with you each time.

Can the second member use my Maryland Wine Pass without me?

Unfortunately not. Whether you decide to include a designated second “member” or not–this person is more accurately be described as your guest. Remember, each Virginia Wine Pass is good for one member and his/her guest; thus, in order to receive the perks and discounts of the Virginia Wine Pass membership, you need to be present.

The Maryland Wine Pass seems like it would make a great gift. What do I need to know about purchasing this for someone else?

You’re right; The Maryland Wine Pass does make a great present for any wine lover! Gifting a membership is simple.
The first thing to know is that a name will not be printed on the pass itself, so don’t worry about supplying your information.

There is, however, an activation step to be completed upon receipt of the card. It’s therefore important to allow the intended user of the card to complete this step him/herself. This will ensure that the card is registered to the correct member and guest.

There are two shipping options: you may ship it to yourself and gift the wine pass in person. You also have the choice to have it sent directly to your friend. In the latter case, simply supply the recipient’s name and mailing address in the “shipping” fields. If you’d like us to include a gift note, we’ll be happy to do so! Please type your personal message in the “notes” field at check out.

The Maryland Wine Pass makes a perfect gift for corporate events and/or wedding favors. E-mail us at: contact@marylandwinepass.com to inquire about special bulk pricing discounts.

Can I use my Maryland Wine Pass at festivals?

Generally speaking, no. The exclusive deals, perks, and savings are offered at each respective winery tasting room only. At wine, food, or other festivals, wineries are already offering specials on tastings and bottle prices. Often times, however, wineries bring a limited selection to a wine festival. So, we recommend that when you find a winery you like at a wine festival, visit their tasting room with your Maryland Wine Pass to sample more of their offerings and to experience the atmosphere!

Do I need to make reservations of the winery before I visit?

We recommend that you always check winery websites for details regarding reservations, appointment needs, and hours.

Are there any blackout dates?

Members may redeem their member offers during operational winery hours. While there are no specific “Blackout Dates”, wineries will occasionally close to the public for weddings, private events, holidays, ticketed & wine club-only events. These are infrequent, but when the winery is closed to the public, Maryland Wine Pass Members will not be able to visit. Again, we stress the importance of checking the winery’s website for details before your visit.

I just placed my order. How long will it take to receive my card in the mail?

We work hard to process and ship orders quickly—typically within 1 -2 business day from the date they are received. We ship via USPS.