Bring a jacket when you visit Maggie Malick Wine Caves, because the wine cave, which serves as both production facility and tasting room, stays a cool 60 to 64 degrees year round. In the days before electricity and refrigeration, wine makers used caves to take advantage of their high humidity and constant cool temperatures to prevent evaporation and maintain the product through the aging process.
Vintner Maggie Malick uses a modern twist on this ancient tradition. The cave at the winery is a man-made structure built into a hillside and covered in four feet of earth and grass.
Located on 215 rolling acres in the shadow of Short Hill Mountain near Harpers Ferry National Park, Maggie Malick Wine Caves is a woman-owned, boutique winery featuring award-winning, estate produced wines. Like many Virginia wineries, Maggie Malick’s is a family business. Her husband Mark oversees production of 30 acres of vineyards planted with 15 varieties of vinifera grapes. When not making wine and tending the vineyards, Maggie works as an aeronautical engineer and Mark is a commercial vineyard real estate agent.
In addition to the tasting room in the wine cave, visitors enjoy live music on the summer weekends on the outdoor patio seating overlooking the vineyard, several koi ponds, and a 360-degree view of the valley’s rolling green hills. The picturesque setting of this winery also lends itself to parties and weddings.
Maggie Malick Wine Caves
12138 Harpers Ferry Road
Purcellville, VA 20132