New England isn’t usually a place that comes to mind when one thinks of “wine country.” It is a little-known fact, however, that the state of Maine’s rocky shores are perfect for procuring unique wines! The Maine Wine Trail is the best way to experience this state’s special combination of fine wines, traditional cuisine, and picturesque landscapes. It’s time to come and see why locals love their state’s homegrown libations!
People often complete the entire Maine Wine Trail over the course of a few days, but staying at Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, ME, is a great option, too. Enjoy a luxurious room with an array of amenities, then visit a few of the best wineries in Maine during your stay. The Southport area is centrally located in Midcoast Maine, close to many of the trail’s featured vineyards. There are so many things to do here, aside from sipping wine. Our complimentary Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide can help! It features the area’s most popular options for dining, shopping, and adventuring. Download a copy today!
About the Maine Wine Trail
The Maine Wine Trail is a rustic stretch of the state that features top-rated, locally owned wineries. There are about 20 participating vineyards and orchards that offer a variety of grape, apple, berry, and mead wines. No matter which of the 20 locations you visit, you’re sure to discover a new favorite. Plus, Maine’s rugged and rural terrain lends itself to a beautiful drive between each spot.
3 of the Best Stops to Make Along the Maine Wine Trail
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery is in Union, ME, just one hour from Newagen Seaside Inn. Fruity wines, Ports, distilled spirits, and bitters can all be purchased here. A “Smash” is what Sweetgrass calls an unexpected blend of brandy, maple syrup, and fermented fruit that is native to Maine. What’s more? This Maine Wine Trail stop sells rugs and throws made from the farm’s sheep fleece.
Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, ME, is a rustic location along the Maine Wine Trail with an intriguing backstory. During your visit, be sure to ask about the symbol that’s carved into their namesake cellar door! In this winery’s remodeled barn, taste dry Viognier, an award-winning black currant apple wine, or the light “Ned Said, ‘Red.’” Guests can also pair their wines with a variety of small plates. This 9,000-square-foot facility also sells a variety of wine-related gifts, gourmet chocolates, cheeses, cooking utensils, and more.
Prospect Hill Winery
The Prospect Hill Winery in Lebanon, ME, is a wonderful choice for those looking for the best wineries in Southern Maine or those driving up to Boothbay Harbor from another state. Here, both white and red grape wines are created from 13 different grape varieties. This family-owned vineyard has won several awards for its wines, so it’s worth a visit!
Stay Close to the Maine Wine Trail at Newagen Seaside Inn
Maine wineries are one of the state’s best-kept secrets. At Newagen Seaside Inn, the best vineyards in Maine are just a few miles away. Staying in one of our cottages or guest rooms allows for both ideal access to the best locations along the Maine Wine Trail and the comforts of home. For a wine-centric, last-minute getaway in New England, Newagen Seaside Inn is a perfect choice!
Our Seahorse Cottage is a great choice for group travelers looking to explore the Maine Wine Trail. The Seahorse Cottage is steps from the sea and features a deck, screened porch, king bed, sleeper sofa, cathedral ceilings, and a double-sided fireplace. It also boasts extraordinary sunset views. Seahorse guests enjoy a full breakfast buffet at the Inn each morning and use of all Inn amenities!
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