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Event: Not Your Average Wine Tour

Presented by: Maine Brew Bus
Pick up at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, Portland

More About Maine Brew Bus:

Having a designated driver to guide you to both established and up-and-coming producers offers an opportunity to learn much more about the craft alcohol business than you could learn on your own. Tours are led by expert guides in addition to a knowledgeable designated driver to ensure the best possible experience for our guests as well as for the businesses with which we partner. The all-inclusive tours on our bright green school buses provide you a behind-the-scenes look at Maine's craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more. We offer daily scheduled and private tours in Greater Portland and Southern Maine. We also offer frequent specialty and adventure tours, and we even partner with local teams for tours that end at minor league hockey and baseball games. The fleet now includes four buses and additional staff. We are proud that we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence each of the last three years because of our highly rated tours. For more information and to see a current schedule of tours and events, please visit www.themainebrewbus.com


Hop on the big green bus to enjoy and explore Greater Portland's unique and growing wine scene!

Every Saturday 5:00pm-8:15pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins to ensure a timely departure

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

Food
Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland

Schedule
Cellardoor Winery // Eighteen Twenty Wines // Honeymaker Mead

Price
$70/person

Portland, Maine has been known for their unique craft beer scene for some time now. But, what about our wine scene?! Now with over 25 different wineries in the state—most working with products grown specifically in Maine (in spite of the typical harsh weather and shorter growing season)—the abilities to think outside the vine has truly taken root. Portland has become home to a few of the big names and newest contenders in this ever-growing industry. Join us on this unique tour to explore the Portland wine scene in a way that you won’t find anywhere else and with stops that will truly change your perspective on what wine even is!

For our first stop, we will be visiting Cellardoor Winery. In 2007, Bettina Doulton bought Cellardoor Winery of Lincolnville, ME. Once she visited Lincolnville in December 2006, and saw the 68-acre, 200-year-old farm that featured a 1790s post-and-beam barn and old farmhouse, as well as a state-of-the-art winery across the road, it was a done deal. Cellardoor at the Point is a 5,000 square foot tasting room and event space to tell their story to a larger audience and to pour their award-winning wines in a repurposed space that features a large horseshoe public tasting bar, a smaller private bar that can be reserved for groups, and a large event space.

Next up, Eighteen Twenty Wines. Founded in 2017 and located in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, Eighteen Twenty is named for the year that Maine became a state. Their primary focus is wine made from locally grown rhubarb. They partner with local farms to get the rhubarb and make all of their wines, by hand, at their location on Anderson Street. Their wines may be made uniquely but people are often mistaking them for wines you know and love like – french roses, sauvignon blancs, and pinot grigios.

Last but not least, we’ll stop at Honeymaker Mead. Founded in 2007 by Ben Alexander as Maine Mead Works, Honeymaker strives to reintroduce the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages: a wine made from honey called mead. In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, they developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. While traditional mead is often heavy and syrupy, you’ll be pleased to find that the team has developed a light, dry, modern take on the formula. Learn about the secret of their success and taste their extensive list of variations, including some invigorating sparkling Ram Island mead blends.

After the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing your exploration of lively downtown Portland.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.
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Hop on the big green bus to enjoy and explore Greater Portland's unique and growing wine scene!

Every Saturday 5:00pm-8:15pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins to ensure a timely departure

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

Food
Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland

Schedule
Cellardoor Winery // Eighteen Twenty Wines // Honeymaker Mead

Price
$70/person

Portland, Maine has been known for their unique craft beer scene for some time now. But, what about our wine scene?! Now with over 25 different wineries in the state—most working with products grown specifically in Maine (in spite of the typical harsh weather and shorter growing season)—the abilities to think outside the vine has truly taken root. Portland has become home to a few of the big names and newest contenders in this ever-growing industry. Join us on this unique tour to explore the Portland wine scene in a way that you won’t find anywhere else and with stops that will truly change your perspective on what wine even is!

For our first stop, we will be visiting Cellardoor Winery. In 2007, Bettina Doulton bought Cellardoor Winery of Lincolnville, ME. Once she visited Lincolnville in December 2006, and saw the 68-acre, 200-year-old farm that featured a 1790s post-and-beam barn and old farmhouse, as well as a state-of-the-art winery across the road, it was a done deal. Cellardoor at the Point is a 5,000 square foot tasting room and event space to tell their story to a larger audience and to pour their award-winning wines in a repurposed space that features a large horseshoe public tasting bar, a smaller private bar that can be reserved for groups, and a large event space.

Next up, Eighteen Twenty Wines. Founded in 2017 and located in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, Eighteen Twenty is named for the year that Maine became a state. Their primary focus is wine made from locally grown rhubarb. They partner with local farms to get the rhubarb and make all of their wines, by hand, at their location on Anderson Street. Their wines may be made uniquely but people are often mistaking them for wines you know and love like – french roses, sauvignon blancs, and pinot grigios.

Last but not least, we’ll stop at Honeymaker Mead. Founded in 2007 by Ben Alexander as Maine Mead Works, Honeymaker strives to reintroduce the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages: a wine made from honey called mead. In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, they developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. While traditional mead is often heavy and syrupy, you’ll be pleased to find that the team has developed a light, dry, modern take on the formula. Learn about the secret of their success and taste their extensive list of variations, including some invigorating sparkling Ram Island mead blends.

After the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing your exploration of lively downtown Portland.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.
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