Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery and Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, in conjunction with the Maine Cheese Guild are hosting Maine cheesemakers on Father’s Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste local cheeses paired with this year’s vintage wines and spirits; and enjoy the work of local artisans Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road, will host State of Maine Cheese of Rockport, celebrating their 30th anniversary producing handcrafted award-winning cheeses. Also on hand will be “Si” Sibole, master woodworker and proprietor of Humble Wood. Specializing in custom handcrafted furniture, Sibole will be available to discuss his creative process and showcase examples of his fine workmanship. The grapes in the vineyard will be in full bloom, and Jay Sawyer of Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens in Warren will display a piece of art for all to enjoy. Made entirely of salvaged material, each of Sawyer’s pieces has its own unique story.

A short trip of five miles through the scenic hills of Union leads to Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, 347 Carroll Road. Producer of wines, ports and spirits including the popular Back River Gin, Sweetgrass will be hosting award-winning Appleton Creamery and Crooked Face Creamery. Appleton Creamery features a wide selection of cheese, including an award-winning chevre; and Crooked Face Creamery’s selections include ricotta made with milk from their own Jersey cows. Master Maine Guide Don Kleiner from Maine Outdoors will be on the lawn from 1 to 4 p.m., giving free fly casting lessons to those who have never tried it and tips for those who have. Jaime Metcalf, owner of Union Stone, will demonstrate how he carves and creates beautiful stone benches and sculptures, offering a rare opportunity to watch a true craftsman at work.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.