If your vacation motto is “It’s five o’clock somewhere”, you’re going to love spending time in Boothbay Harbor, Maine! Our peaceful harbor town is the perfect place to relax and let loose. While you’re here, take a day trip to Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery. This facility is located in the rolling hills of Union and produces award-winning wines and spirits. Their Back River Gin was even named one of the top 50 spirits in the world! Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
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Spend a Day at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
Tours & Tastings
Sweetgrass Farm uses over 70,000 pounds of Maine grown fruit and grain each year to produce their hand-crafted wine and liquor. You can take a self-guided tour of the facility and sample the products in a warm, welcoming tasting room. Each tasting includes a selection of wines and spirits. You’ll also be able to watch the production process right from the tasting bar. Feel free to discuss winemaking and distilling with the owners, then take a hike on the Carroll Farm Trail, stroll through the lush gardens, or enjoy a picnic in the maple grove.
If you can’t make it to the farm in Union, stop by the Sweetgrass Old Port Tasting Room in Portland, ME. Here, you can sip and savor a selection of over 15 wines and spirits and purchase your favorites to take home.
After 5 Experience
Did you know that you can design your own tasting at Sweetgrass Farm? This private, hour-long experience includes Maine-made delicacies and a behind-the-scenes look at the distilling process. Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to arrange the date and details of your After 5 experience.
Whether you’re visiting in the winter, spring, summer, or fall, there’s always something going on at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery. Visit their website for a full list of upcoming events and check out some of our favorites below.
- Union Fair Wine Pavilion | August 19 – 26
- Maine Open Winery Day | Saturday, September 16
- Maine Harvest Festival | November 11 & 12
- Annual Holiday Open House at the Winery | December 9 & 10
Note: The winery is open for tastings, tours, and events from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 through New Year’s Eve.
Come Home to the Topside Inn
Feeling a little hungover? Head back to our bed and breakfast and relax! Our comfortable guest rooms provide a serene setting after a day of adventures, and our top-notch service and amenities will help you feel at home. You can even keep the party going with a cocktail or glass of wine on our lawn overlooking the harbor. In the morning, wake up to a delicious gourmet breakfast and tell us all about your trip to Sweetgrass Farm. We look forward to having you!
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