Great Shoals Cellars

Great Shoals Cellars, St. Michaels: Hours, Address, Great Shoals Cellars Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Shoals Cellars
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Great Shoals is a winery located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Visit our wine tasting room in historic St. Michaels to sample our award-winning Maryland wines and hard ciders. We also offer small plate fare and you can purchase wines and ciders by the glass or bottle. We locally source our grapes and other fruit to create our delicious wines and ciders.
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LND
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Wonderful Staff, Amazing Wine
Oct 2020 • Family
I LOVED this spot. It feels a little tucked away and hidden, which is unfortunate considering it offers the best wine in St Michael’s. Make sure to seek it out, as their barrel oak Chardonnay is some of the best I’ve ever had. I love this place so much I’m willing to make the two hour drive alone for a wine haul. They have a wide variety of wines and ciders to please just about everybody!
Written November 10, 2020
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Kelly S
Bear, DE12 contributions
Just ok
Nov 2020 • Friends
Enjoyed the wine but experience was lacking. We were able to get a table immediately. Our server walked past our table repeatedly until my husband finally has to go up to the bar to order. We ordered flights and a cheese plate. I know Covid has made things difficult, But I think they can do better than a paper plate and a Dixie cup that was disintegrating after the first wine. The other server seemed knowledgeable but Hailey was very inattentive to our table. We watched many other tables come and have flights while we were still on our 3rd wine.
Written November 8, 2020
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Michelle H
Columbia, MD68 contributions
Meh...
Sep 2020 • Couples
I was not impressed. Not even a little bit. We came for a visit and decided to stop in. We ordered a bottle of cider. The top selling most popular cider. This is very hard to believe. It was awful. I love cider and I love sweet. This cider was awful. Out of the 6 of us with varying tastes no one liked it. I decided to try the sweet flight. If the wines were fresh they may have been good. All the bottles were opened and half empty. They all had the few days old wine taste. I understand that they don’t want to open a new bottle for a small sample but I don’t want to PAY for old wine. Considering that each time I got a new wine to taste I was told it was the number one seller I was expecting to like every single one and I did not. The server was nice but slow. She was the only one in the bar so I was understanding. But instead of serving my flight all at once I had a long wait in between wines. The rest of my party was ready to go and I only had 2 of 6 wines for my flight. I finally asked her to pour the remaining samples and moved on. I tasted each one with the same disappointment. My sisters got the sparkling wine and said it was good. So if you decide to stop in I would say that may be a safe choice. It was more dry than sweet. Overall, I would say pass. Go down the street to the other winery!
Written September 28, 2020
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Vms
2 contributions
Skip the place up the street and head to Great Shoals
Aug 2020 • Friends
Friendly place, nice wines, cool vibe. We liked the hard pear cider, the stainless steel Chardonnay (Unoaked) and the spinnaker rose.
Written August 28, 2020
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Lisa
5 contributions
Great Shoals Worth the Trip
Aug 2019
If you like sweet wines to semi-dry wines, Great Shoals is a wonderful place to relax for a wine tasting. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about their wines. This is a winery that loves to try new combinations for their wines.
Written September 6, 2019
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Bristol07
Ocean Pines, MD74 contributions
Excellent Wine
Aug 2019
We had a fantastic experience doing a wine tasting here. We were welcomed with open arms and were able to take our time doing our tasting. All of the wines are fantastic and bottles to go are reasonably priced. A must do experience when visiting St. Michaels!!
Written August 15, 2019
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MAGreen
germantown, md232 contributions
Some Really Good Whites
Apr 2019 • Couples
The concept of "Maryland wine" is usually considered a joke among wine snobs. That being said, I keep an open mind since I did find one Maryland wine in particular that is as good as anything made in the country that is famous for it.
In this case, Great Shoals does have some very good wines worth considering for your cellar.
Just remember, everyone's taste is different. And some wines really have to be paired with food to be appreciated. My preference is for a wine that can stand on its own and be enjoyed with or without food.
We only tried the whites. The sauvignon blanc is very traditional, and should be tried. The Atlantic falls into the category of "anytime". Very pleasant, and you should have several bottles in your cellar, especially for the summertime. A standout is their stainless-steel aged chardonnay. That one has some real body and belongs in your collection.
We purchased three each of the Atlantic and the chardonnay. If we decide that they are as good as on first tasting, we'll order more.
And before I forget, the lady who served us (damn, I wish I remembered her name) was particularly warm and welcoming, and did her best to explain all of the different wines' characteristics. Considering the fact that she had only been there for a month or two, she really was learning her stuff.
Bottom Line: If you're into wine at any level, you'll be doing yourself a favor to stop by there. If you do, try the reds and write them up. I'll be interested in your opinion.
Written April 22, 2019
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ddallas1969
Linthicum Heights, MD617 contributions
Great wine
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great Shoals offers a wide variety of wines. We samples many and, after a few glasses, also bought a few bottles to add to our collection. The server was so friendly and helpful. She really knew the wines. My only suggestion is the place is very bare. They need to put some artwork, murals, or something on the walls. As it stands, its very cold and uninviting. It wouldn't take much to decorate the place. Just a suggestion.
Written March 11, 2019
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We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we agree - can't wait to get our local artists, back on the walls. Thanks for stopping in and we hope to see you on your next trip to St. Michaels!
Written March 14, 2019
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newjersey1949
North Arlington, NJ70 contributions
Wine tastings
Oct 2018 • Couples
St Michaels was a great stop on our annual wine trip. Two couples stopped at Great Shoals for a tasting. We received a very friendly greeting. Our server was alone but still took the time to explain every wine. We brought in our sandwiches and were allowed to eat our lunch while tasting. Wines were very good. It’s a not to miss spot in St Michaels.
Written October 24, 2018
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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to St. Michaels!
Written December 6, 2018
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time4me30
St. Michaels, MD1 contribution
What a great place!
Sep 2018 • Friends
Went for a Saturday tasting and it was an intimate quiet little space that made our day perfect! Haley is an absolute gem and the wine was really good! We will be visiting again really soon! Thank you Haley for a great experience!
Written September 15, 2018
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Haley is indeed, a gem! Hope you stop by to see us on your next visit to town.
Written September 18, 2018
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