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Although Maine is New England's most northerly state, it is still quite capable of producing fine wines, thanks in part to its long coastline and moderating ocean climate.



 

 

 

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The other necessity is the latest grapevine varieties, both vinifera and hybrid, that have been developed precisely for the vineyard microclimates of Maine. These are proving surprisingly successful.

Wines made from other fruits, especially Maine blueberries, are also prominent in the wineries.

Mainers and visitors need good wines to go with all that seafood (especially lobsters) that comes from Maine's waters, and the game harvested from Maine's forests.

An easy way to visit Midcoast Maine wineries is on a Midcoast Winery Tour. More...

Maine Wineries

Anthony Lee's Winery

377 Dover Road, Dexter ME 04930 (Tel: 207-924-2209)

Bar Harbor Cellars

854 ME Route 3, Bar Harbor ME 04609 (tel. 207-288-3907, info@barharborcellars.com)

Bartlett Maine Estate Winery

175 Chicken Mill Pond Road, Gouldsboro ME 04607 (tel. 207-546-2408, info@bartlettwinery.com)

Boothby's Orchard & Farm

366 Boothby Road, Livermore ME 04253 (Tel: 207-754-3500)

Breakwater Vineyards

35 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head ME 04854 (tel. 207-594-1721, info@breakwatervineyards.com).
A 32-acre farm near Rockland with 2000 vines and a beautiful tasting room with panoramic vistas of Penobscot bay producing fine oak-fermented vinifera wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling) as well as the anticipated hybrid vintages. Their blueberry wine is a surprise: dry and tanniny with a long finish.

Catherine Hill Winery

661 Blackswoods Road, Cherryfield ME 04622
(Tel: 207-546-3426)

Cellardoor Winery & Vineyard

367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville ME 04849 (tel. 207-763-4478, info@cellardoorvineyard.com)

Dragonfly Farm & Winery

1069 Mullen Road (ME Route 222), Stetson ME 04488 (tel. 207-296-2226, tnadeau@tds.net)

Eighteen Twenty Wines

219 Anderson Street, Unit 1, Portland ME 04101
(Tel: 207-749-7160)

Fat Friar's Meadery

39 Meadow Ridge Lane, Newcastle ME 04553
(Tel: 207-563-5382)

Fiddlers Reach

A mead (honey wine) maker in Bath ME 04530. The winery is not open to the public; no tastings. Its honey wines are distributed throughout Maine by South Portland Wine Company.

Hidden Spring Winery

1057 White Settlement Road, East Hodgdon ME 04730 (Tel: 207-532-0753)

Maine Mead Works

200 Anderson Street, Portland ME 04101 (map)(tel. 207-773-6323); tastings at its Portland winery.

Oyster River Winegrowers

929 Oyster River Road (at US 1: map), Warren ME 04861 (tel. 207-273-2998)
The tasting room and farm market is right on US 1 at Oyster River Road.

Prospect Hill Winery

318 Orrills Hill Rd, Lebanon ME 04027 (tel. 207-651-9335, info@prospecthillwines.com)

Ricker's Cidery/Winery

15 Ricker Hill Road, Turner ME 04282 (Tel: 207-225-6165 tasting room; 207-225-5552 farm stand)

Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

174 Barrett Hill Road, Union ME 04862 (tel. 207-785-2828, info@savageoakes.com)
A small farm winery on a backroad—you may recognize it by its Belted Galloway beef cattle. Try their Georges River White wine, and the unusual Nor'easter: as near to a "Port" wine as you'll find in New England.

Shalom Orchard Organic Farm & Winery

158 Eastbrook Road (Me Route 200), Franklin ME 04634 (tel. 207-565-2312)

Sow's Ear Winery

303 Coastal Road, (ME Route 176, between Herrick Road and Norumbega Road), Brooksville ME 04617-3705 (tel. 207-326-4649)
Fruit wine and traditional hard cider.

 
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Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery

347 Carroll Road, Union ME 04862 (tel. 207-785-3024)
A mountaintop farm and small winery making fruit wines, gin (try the cranberry gin), apple brandy and other good sips. It's worth a visit just to see the alembic (still).

Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery

152 Fairfield Street, Oakland ME 04963 (Tel: 207-465-3007)

Two Hogs Winery

186 Mudget Hill Road, Vassalboro ME 04989
(Tel: 207-660-5594)

Winterport Winery

279 South Main Street, Winterport ME 04496 (tel. 207-223-4500, info@winterportwinery.com)
Wide variety of fruit wines in different styles: red, white, sparkling, blends and fortified, as well as beers from their Penobscot Bay Brewery.

Younity Winery & Vineyards

317 Albion Road, Unity ME 04988 (Tel: 207-948-7777)

Maine Winery Guild

The Maine Winery Guild's Maine Wine Trail website has a list of member wineries.

Want something good to nibble with your Maine wine? Have a look at the artisanal cheesemakers who are members of the Maine Cheese Guild.


New Hampshire Wineries

Vermont Wineries

Massachusetts Wineries

Connecticut Wineries

Rhode Island Wineries

Long Island Wineries

New England Wineries

 

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