Wine Sail: California - Photo Courtesy of Wine Wise Events

Wine Sail: California’s Central Coast

You’re in for an incredible wine education experience as you sail through Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay with scenic views of Maine lighthouses, islands, and waterways … all while indulging in a wine class. You’ll walk away with knowing a lot about wine, how regional influences impact wine styles and quality, and gain confidence knowing how to evaluate, select, pair wines, and describe what you smell and taste.

Events > Wine Sail: California’s Central Coast
Maine State Pier
Maine State Pier
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
June 9, 2024 through October 5, 2024

NAPA + SONOMA
Dates include: 6/09, 7/05, 8/03, 9/01, 10/05
Taste and learn about some delicious wines from the renowned and diverse sub-regions within Napa & Sonoma.
Find out what makes each of the Napa and Sonoma wine regions unique in the styles of wine they produce

CALIFORNIA
Dates: 6/28, 7/20, 8/10
You’ll explore a selection of delicious quality wines from the diverse California wine regions that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. Taste and learn about some delicious wines from the diverse regions of California, such as Central Coast, Napa, Mendocino, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills, Sonoma, etc. Find out what makes each California wine region unique in the styles of wine they produce

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Dates: 6/13, 7/05, 8/09, 8/23, 9/20
You’ll explore a selection of five delicious quality wines from the diverse wine regions of The United State’s Pacific Northwest that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. We’ll be pouring two of our favorite wines we’ve discovered lately. Discover classic and emerging wines, varieties, and styles in these regions.

Your Sommelier
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service, and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark sense of humor.

Where do we meet?
We depart from the Maine State Pier, located at 56 Commercial Street (where Commercial Street meets Franklin Street). You’ll receive a more detailed email a few days before your event.

Cancellations, rescheduling requests, no-shows, and weather policies:
Please see our policies on the Get Ready for Your Wine Sail page or our FAQ page.

What else?
Please put your Wine Sail in your calendar to arrive before the boarding time. Please heed our advice and allow plenty of time to drive into Portland and find parking. It is no fun missing the boat because of late arrivals.

We receive many of the same questions very frequently. We have taken the time to write thorough answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Please look there for immediate answers to many questions.