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 award-winning wines here, too? Check out some of these spots along the Maine Wine Trail for wines made from a variety of fruits including French hybrid grapes, blueberries, and apples. While you’re out and about exploring the area, make sure you don’t miss out on our favorite attractions nearby. Download our free Vacation Guide to discover additional wineries, botanical gardens, beaches, and more along our scenic coastline.
What Is 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. Before you go, feel free to grab your wine trail map to navigate your way through some of the best vineyards and wineries in Maine. Here are just a few of our favorites:
1. Cellardoor Winery
For the first stop on your wine-tasting journey, we recommend Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville. When you arrive at this rustic barn dating back 200 years, you can enjoy complimentary tastings overlooking a sprawling Maine vineyard. Cellardoor specializes in several whites, reds, and specialty wines with exquisite tastes. We suggest trying their pinot noir, Theron rosé, or Viognier, among others. For the perfect pairing of flavors, try some of their cheese plates as well. Stop by for a tour on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process.
Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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. Visit their location in Union, ME, from May through December each year to try them for yourself. There’s a farm, hiking trails, and of course, plenty of wines. Stay tuned to their event page for up-to-date information on outdoor film festivals and more.
Hours: May through December, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3. Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is just ten minutes from Sweetgrass, making it the perfect next stop on your wine tour. They were one of the industry leaders in experimenting with grape growing in Maine, and it shows. They found an American-French hybrid grape to withstand the unique climate and short growing seasons and bring these delightful flavors to Maine. Enjoy daily tastings and live music in the summertime at this 95-acre estate. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend their Twilight Rosé and Barn Red from locally-grown grapes or their Wild Child blueberry wine. Be sure to take a tour of the vineyard, blueberry field, and check out their farm animals along the way.
Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Winter hours from November 1st: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00)
Enjoy the Best Wineries in Maine When You Stay at Topside Inn
If you want to taste the flavors of Maine, you’re welcome to join us for a relaxing weekend at Topside Inn. Our 19th-century sea captain’s home and summer guesthouses offer the perfect venue for romance, relaxation, and scenery. In addition to our contemporary, spacious, coastal-themed accommodations, you can enjoy unmatched views of the harbor. We even offer bottles of wine as some of our special add-ons and cook homemade breakfasts each morning.
For a quiet getaway on the coast, we recommend our recently renovated Suite. It’s nestled on the second floor of our Leeward Guesthouse with beautiful views of the ocean from your front porch. Inside, find a modern, fully-equipped kitchen and high-end furnishings.
Is it time you treated yourself to a vacation? Check our availability and start your Midcoast Maine getaway today.