We stumbled on Cellardoor Winery by accident on our trip 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. Upon posting about returning to Maine on the NYCNomNom Facebook page (Are you a fan? You should be!), one of Mike’s (AKA Mr. Nom Nom) friends mentioned that she had recently moved up there and was working at this very winery. Small world!
Since we visited 2 years ago, they have started producing their own wines and have expanded their tasting room and added a few facilities. But the original beautiful structure remains.
As do my favorite stools.
We decided to do 2 separate tastings since they had a special going on for Father’s Day to do a wine and chocolate tasting. We started with the general tasting and enjoyed some wines off their list. We especially liked the Serendipity, which is a dessert wine made with Maple Syrup, and Triology, a really nice red.
They have a little market space in the middle, where we picked up some artichoke pesto (which was sensational on pasta when we got home).
They have some great looking (and tasting) cheeses.
The new room features some local art.
And a large tasting bar.
And tasting room.
With a nice kitchen setup to offer grub.
Their chocolate pairing partner for the day was Sweet Marguerites. We tried a number of delectable bites with delectable wine. We tried their malted bacon chocolate, which was superb.
Green Tea and Ginger. Good flavor and went well with the wine.
Force Noir. A very well balanced dark chocolate.
And Fleur del Sel caramels that came with big pieces of macadamia nut. Another awesome bite.
We really enjoyed our entire experience at Cellardoor, and it’s a great place to stop if you’re in the area (Midcoast Maine: Lincolnville). They also are one of the very few wineries that offer free tastings, which made me more inclined to try more, and therefore buy more.