Here in Boothbay Harbor, there are so many things to do. When you have lots of variety, each time you visit you will learn something new. One plan we at Topside Inn recommend is to visit our local wineries and breweries. Being in New England gives our vineyards an advantage to make exceptional wine. A winery we love is Cellardoor Winery. There is always something amazing happening there, even if it is just a tasting. Read on to see our top reasons why you should add Cellardoor Winery to your itinerary.
Reason #1: You will be a part of history!
The owners of Cellardoor Winery feel so fortunate to be creating wine. They want every person who walks through their doors to feel welcome and has a great experience. The vineyard is on a 200-year old farm that has a rich history to it. They have restored the 1790’s barn and is just stunning.
Reason #2: Learn more about wine with a class!
At Cellardoor Winery, they want the community to love and enjoy their wines. This can be in the tasting rooms or in your own home. Delve deeper into your understanding of wine and join a class or pairings event. The classes are fun and on a variety of topics. The pairings are a magical event. You will have the best food made by their chefs. They will also show you the best wines to pair with it and the reasons why. There are a lot of factors that go into a great pairing, get ready to learn a lot!
Reason #3: Get to know the many varietals Cellardoor Winery creates! For a lot of local wineries, they may have only a few to choose from. At Cellardoor, they are fortunate to have many varietals to choose from. They have 10 red wines to choose from. They range from dry to sweet. A few that we love are, the Cantina Rossa, Iron Gate, and Ned Said Red. One great thing about their reds is that they are mainly blends. This means you can get some of the best parts of your favorites in one. A few whites we like are the Perfect Stranger, their Voignier, and Queen Anne’s Lace. In many of their white wines, you will get notes of many different fruits. Lastly, they also have specialty wines that are a treat.
Reason #4: Get to know Cellardoor Winery with a tour!
There are always so many things you can learn when you book a tour. Enjoy a stroll with their staff who will tell you not only about the wine but the winery as well. Their basic tours are complimentary but we suggest their VIP tour. This tour will take you around the farmhouse, barn, winery, and more. You will also have a tasting, sample a cheese plate, and get a glass. Tickets are $50 a person and reservations are required.
Reason #5: Enjoy Cellardoor at home!
After visiting an amazing place like Cellardoor, you will want to recreate that feeling at home. You can in many ways. You can order wine or have it shipped to you. Another way is to purchase one of their home products. You have a choice of spreads, oils and vinegars, seasonings, gifts, syrups, and more. Want to cook a great meal with their products? Check out their recipes, they are delicious!
As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy a day at Cellardoor Winery. Thinking about coming to Maine soon? Consider staying with us at Topside Inn. Our staff can help you plan the perfect trip to Maine.
We have lots of rooms to choose from, all in 3 separate buildings. Each of them is decorated in a classic Maine style. Our comfortable beds are topped with luxurious linens that help you drift off to sleep quickly. Each morning you are with us, join everyone for a delicious breakfast! Before you book, have a look at our specials and packages. They are filled with ideas to enjoy your time here in Maine. Contact us today and begin planning your next trip to Boothbay Harbor.
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