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Welcome to

Thanksgiving Farm




About Us

Thanksgiving Farm Vineyards & Winery is a Family Owned and Operated Business Dedicated to Grape Growing and Wine Making


All of our wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in the vineyards at Thanksgiving Farm.  We specialize in the production of European-style dry wines.

Thanksgiving Farm is located 20 miles due east of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on a gentle ridge separating watersheds that drain to the West River and to the Patuxent River.

Doug and Maureen Heimbuch
Proprietors, Grape Growers and Winemakers


Thanksgiving Farm® is the registered Trademark of Heimbuch Estate Vineyards & Winery, LLC.

Thanksgiving Farm® wines are grown, produced and bottled by Heimbuch Estate Vineyards and Winery, LLC

 Harwood, MD 20776



Thanksgiving Farm Wines

Our wines are available for purchase in fine wine stores in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Our wines are also available for tasting and purchase by the glass, bottle or case from our tasting room.  Due to state alcoholic beverage regulations, we currently can only ship our wines to Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Florida.  There is a 6 bottle minimum for shipping.


List of Currently Available Wines:



Some Reviews

Thanksgiving Farm® Franc Blanc is made from the white juice of Cabernet Franc grapes. An amazing wine. Great flavor. Bright, crisp, with tremendous flavor. This was one of the biggest surprises of the tasting. A white wine made from Cab Franc?! Too cool! And t’s a great white!
— Carlo De Vito, author "East Coast Wineries"
Thanksgiving Farm Reserve Meritage ‘12
Elegant, sculpted blend with great flavor
— Hugh Sisson, WYPR Cellar Notes
The Thanksgiving Farm winery experience is one that visitors will remember. The boutique tasting room is enhanced with dark mahogany and cherry wood décor and offers a delightful experience.
— Kathy Sullivan, author "Wine Trail Traveler"
Thanksgiving Farm® Meritage [2010 vintage] is their premium blend of Merlot 58%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Petit Verdot 16% and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. It’s soft, dry red wine in the style of red Bordeaux. As with the previous edition, lots of dark fruits, blackberry, plum, dark raspberry, a touch of prune. A hint of vanilla. Smooth. A beautiful wine!! Elegant!!!
— Carlo De Vito, author "East Coast Wineries"
I found the Franc Blanc to be both complex, balanced and full of melon and pear notes. This wine alone is a reason to visit. They are also pouring a very nice Merlot Rosé and an amazing Petit Verdot Port-style wine, but the real story here is the Meritage ... 2010 was just out of the park. The Meritage is one of the best red blends in the state and simply must be tasted.
— Brian Yost, author "The Virginia Grape" wine advocacy and education blog
[2012 Reserve Meritage] a dead ringer for young Bordeaux.
— Al Spoler, WYPR Cellar Notes


Come Visit


Tasting Room Hours:

April through November 25th, most Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.  (Because ours is a small family business, we occasionally have to close our tasting room to attend to other matters.  We always post those times on our website.)  Late-November through March our tasting room is open by appointment only.


What We Offer:

We charge $15 per person for wine tasting (6 wines).  We also sell our wines by the glass or bottle for onsite consumption; and we sell our wine by the bottle and case (at a 15% discount) for you to take with you.  Although we do not serve food, you are welcome to bring snacks or a picnic to enjoy with our wine at our outside picnic tables adjacent to our tasting room.

We welcome Service Animals who accompany our guests. However, we do not allow pets. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


How to Find Us

Thanksgiving Farm Winery is close to Washington, D.C. - 20 miles due east of the Capitol Building.

Thanksgiving Farm Winery is close to Annapolis, Maryland - 10 miles south of the city.


195 Harwood Road

Harwood, Maryland 20776