Statewide open winery day set for Sept. 16
From one end of the state to the other, members of the Maine Winery Guild will welcome visitors to sample their products and toast the harvest season on Open Winery Day, Sunday, Sept. 16.
Guild members are planning a wide range of special entertainment and presentations as well as behind-the-scene tours of the facilities where wine, mead and other fermented and distilled beverages are being made here in Maine.
“It’s very exciting to see how Maine winemaking has grown over the past few years, and we want to celebrate that growth with visitors,” said Guild president, Bettina Doulton, in a news release. “We think people will be surprised to learn just how much is going on.”
Visitors are encouraged to plan their daytrip through the countryside using the Maine Wine Trail map, available at mainewinetrail.com. Highlights of Open Winery Day will include live music, art exhibits, special tastings, local artisanal food samplings, food and wine pairings and winemaking demonstrations.
The following members of the Maine Winery Guild will be offering special activities on Open Winery Day: Bartlett Winery, Gouldsboro; Blacksmith's Winery, South Casco; Breakwater Vineyards, Owls Head; Catherine Hill Winery, Cherryfield; Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville; The Fat Friar's Meadery, Newcastle; Maine Mead Works, Portland; Oyster River Winery and Vineyard, Thomaston; Prospect Hill Winery, Lebanon; Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, Union; Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Union; Two Hogs Winery, Vassalboro; and You-nity Winery, Unity.
For more information, visit mainewinetrail.com.