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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...

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)

Blacksmiths Winery
967 Quaker Ridge Road (PO Box 86), South Casco ME 04077 (tel. 207-655-3292, info@blacksmithswinery.com)

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.

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)

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.

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)

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.

 
  Alembic (Distillery)

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).

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.

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.


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Breakwater Vineyards, Owls Head ME

 

Maine Lobsters

Now, a nice glass of Maine white wine...