MidCoast Wineries and Distilleries
Location: Lincolnville, Union, and Winterport
Region: Maine’s MidCoast and Island
Activities: Wine tasting, spirit tasting, vineyards, distilleries
Few things are as dreamy as a day exploring the picturesque villages dotting Maine’s coastline, but add a vineyard visit and you are in full Vacationland-mode. To complete your MidCoast trip, these four wineries are located within an hour’s drive of Camden:
Less than 10 miles away from Camden, this 5.5-acre estate is planted with cold-hardy hybrids developed to persist in the challenging Maine climate. A state-of-the art winemaking facility showcases the team’s careful dedication to their craft, from sorting to bottling. The beautiful vineyard alone is worthy of a visit.
367 Youngtown Road
Open Friday–Sunday by reservation 12–5 p.m.
Curbside pickup available
Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery
This family-run business offers a variety of wines and spirits, and the opportunity to sample them on their sunny veranda overlooking the expansive grounds. If you’re looking for a winery open during the chillier months, you’ll be happy to note that Sweetgrass is open through New Year’s Eve!
347 Carroll Road
Open Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Curbside Pickup available
In the event you tire of traditional grape-based wines, Winterport Winery offers a variety of award-winning fruit wines from blueberry to pear. The current business has an intriguing origin, stemming from the sale of at-home winemaking kits in the 1970s. In 2009, the family opened Penobscot Bay Brewery on the same site to offer beer and cider. Sample your beverage of choice on their outdoor porch overlooking the meandering Penobscot River.
279 S. Main St.
Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.