Think about some of the things you can enjoy in Maine. You may be picturing coastal views, scenic shorelines, historic lighthouses, and buttery lobster rolls. Did you know you can enjoy some exquisite wines here, too? There are several vineyards and wineries worth visiting during your stay. Check out some of these spots along the Maine Wine Trail for wines made from a variety of fruits including grapes, blueberries, and even apples. Don’t forget that you can also get your free Vacation Guide to Midcoast Maine with our local tips and suggestions for things to do. Inside, discover where else to go in addition to local wineries.
Learn All About the Maine Wine Trail
The Maine Wine Trail is organized by the Maine Wineries Guild, including 21 participating wineries. We invite you to visit some of the best of them and taste a variety of popular wines. Make sure you grab your wine trail map and passport to navigate the area and learn about some special offers and events. But first, take a look at these destinations along the trail:
1. Cellardoor Winery
For the first stop on your wine-tasting journey, we recommend Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville. Enjoy complimentary tastings in a rustic barn dating back 200 years and overlooking a sprawling vineyard. Cellardoor specializes in several whites, reds, and specialty wines with exquisite flavors. We suggest trying their pinot noir, Theron rosé, or Viognier, among others. There are also cheese plates you can pair with your drink. For a behind-the-scenes look at how the owners make the wines, stop by at 2 p.m. for a tour.
2. Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
Next, head over to Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery. This family-business uses locally grown ingredients to craft exceptional wines and spirits. From May through December each year, you can visit their location in Union, ME. There’s a farm, hiking trails, and of course, wines. Stay tuned to their event page for up-to-date information on outdoor film festivals and more.
3. Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is just ten minutes from Sweetgrass, making it a great next stop. They were one of the industry leaders in experimenting with grape growing in Maine. They found an American-French hybrid grape to withstand the unique climate and short growing seasons, and now create excellent wines from their vines. Enjoy daily tastings and live music in the summertime at this 95-acre estate. Try their Twilight Rosé and Barn Red from locally-grown grapes or their Wild Child blueberry wine.
Return to Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor
If you want to extend your trip to visit more wineries in Maine or need a comfortable place to rest, you’re welcome to stay at Topside Inn. Our 19th-century sea captain’s home is at the top of McKown Hill, the highest point in Boothbay Harbor. This means that in addition to our contemporary, spacious, coastal-themed accommodations, you can enjoy unmatched views of the water. In the morning, we prepare a freshly-made breakfast to start your morning right. We even offer bottles of wine as some of our special add-ons to enhance your stay.
Our Suite offers a quiet environment for romantic getaways and relaxing vacations on the coast. It’s on the second floor of our Leeward Guesthouse with private access. You can even look across our lawn to the ocean from your front porch. Inside, find a modern, fully-equipped kitchen and high-end furnishings. Isn’t it time for a vacation? Check our availability and start your Midcoast Maine getaway today.
Remember to take a look at our free, digital Vacation Guide to see what else awaits you in Maine.