Freeport, ME 04032 United States
Organized by Ned Swain, of Devenish Wines (www.devenishwine.com) and Margot Mazur, wine educator and writer of The Fizz (https://thefizz.substack.com/), the event will feature noted U.S.-based natural winemakers and international importers in a gathering centered on communication and community. Currently, there are over 35 importers and producers participating.
The one-day festival will feature two attendance sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendance will be limited to 180 people per session, providing ample space to talk in-depth with the winemakers and importers. New for 2023, the event will also offer a producer-led workshop titled “What’s a Hybrid? An Introduction to the Wines in our Backyard.” Wine educator James Sligh of the Children’s Atlas of Wine will introduce us to the world of hybrid vines through three New England wines. We’ll taste wines made from hybrid grapes from La Garagista, Oyster River Winegrowers, and Iapetus, talk about the history of wine beyond western Europe, and get a glimpse into its future. Tickets sold separately via the website.
“Maine’s wine community continues to evolve, and we’re thrilled to expand our wine circle with another year of the Maine Wine Wild Fest,” says co-host Margot Mazur. “MWWF will bring producers and importers focused on minimal intervention winemaking to the center of the conversation, highlighting our local makers in a gorgeous setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and chat with winemakers and importers while taking in the beauty of our local region.”
Satellite events with area bars will lead up to (and after) the event. Check the MMWF website regularly for updates.
For tickets to the tasting sessions and workshop, volunteer opportunities, and event updates, go to: https://www.mainewildwinefest.com/
10% of our event proceeds will be donated to The Roots Fund, an organization providing resources to Black and Brown scholars interested in the wine industry by way of financial support, educational scholarships, wine education, mentorship, and job placement. More information can be found at www.therootsfund.org.