The Top 4 Wineries in Maine

Photo of Grapes at One of the Finest Wineries in MaineWhile layers of fresh snow currently blanket midCoast Maine, spring is seemingly just around the corner. Spring’s arrival ushers in tourists, sailors, and adventurers of all ages to New England’s favorite coastline. Spring’s thaw also jumpstarts many picturesque, award-winning wineries in Maine, especially near historical Camden. The town of Camden is a magnet for honeymooners, couples, and well-traveled sailing families, primarily because of the region’s beauty and history. Camden Harbour Inn, meanwhile, is a shining example of sophistication, romance, and fine dining. The inn itself is just a short drive from a couple of the most popular MidCoast Maine winery tours in the villages of Lincolnville and Union.

The Best Wineries in Maine Near Camden Harbour

Before reading about the top four wineries in Maine, it’s important first to know more about this gorgeous land. Camden Harbour Inn itself allures New Englanders away from the busy streets of Boston, Portland, Manchester, and Springfield. But this lavish landmark inn is also in the heart of MidCoast Maine. Guests are minutes away from jaw-dropping lighthouses, upscale shopping, award-winning craft breweries, and endless adventure. As spring gives way to summer, travelers line up for the opportunity to spend an afternoon strolling through the grapevines at the prettiest vineyards in Maine. Instead of searching for a “wine tasting near me” this summer, simply bookmark this page for further usage.

Cellardoor Winery

Location: 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME
Tours: Yes
Reason to visit: Not only is Cellardoor Winery only 10 minutes from Camden Harbour Inn, but its tasting room is located inside a 200-year-old barn on a sprawling, six-acre countryside farm. Thanks to a massive expansion, oenophiles can find Cellardoor’s many labels across the state from Lubec to Millinocket and down to Kittery.

Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

Location: 175 Barrett Hill Road, Union, ME
Tours: Yes (30–45 minutes)
Photo of Two Women Touring One of the Best Wineries in MaineReason to visit: Travelers and locals alike cannot resist the urge to visit Savage Oakes during the warmest months, thanks to the exciting Summer Concert Series. VIP guided tours start at just $19 per person, which includes a tasting, souvenir glass, artisan cheese board, and a vineyard walk. The tour meanders past rows of thriving vines, as well as a 15-acre wild blueberry farm and a herd of grazing cattle.

Breakwater Vineyards

Location: 35 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head, ME
Tours: No
Reason to visit: Breakwater’s French colonial estate is a visual delight. And, while they don’t offer tours, there’s nothing quite like savoring a glass of fine vino in a hard-carved rocking chair on Breakwater’s lengthy porch.

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery

Location: 347 Carroll Road, Union, ME
Tours: Yes (self-guided)
Reason to visit: Sweetgrass now has tasting rooms in Portland and Kennebunk to accompany its Union farmstead, which also acts as a distillery and creamery. Visitors are free to embark on a self-guided tour of the grounds past strawberry patches, curious goats, and, of course, lush grapevines. Word of mouth has helped Sweetgrass evolve into one of the most-visited wineries in Maine.

Luxury Lodging in Camden, Maine

Photo of a Luxury Suite at Camden Harbour Inn Near the Best Wineries in MaineCamden Harbour Inn is not only a lavish Relais & Châteaux hotel, but it’s also home to a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. After touring one of the prettiest wineries in Maine, return to Camden Harbour for an extravagant four-course Prix Fare at Natalie’s. Then sip on a glass of fine wine on the patio while the evening’s last light dissipates before retiring to a visually-striking Grand Suite for a therapeutic air bath. To book a long-awaited escape to MidCoast Maine, please dial 1-800-236-4266 (or check availability online).

A Lavish Summertime Escape to Charming Camden, Maine

oceanfront hotels in MaineWith spring officially in the air here in Camden, Maine, we cannot help but think ahead to those heavenly summer days spent sailing through beautiful Penobscot Bay, savoring fresh-caught seafood at Natalie’s, and sipping on award-winning wine at dusk on a private ocean-view balcony. Camden Harbour Inn has quickly blossomed into one of the highest-rated oceanfront hotels in Maine thanks in large part to the direction of well-traveled co-owners Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest. Brunyanszki and Verest have transformed this historical estate into an award-winning luxury getaway that satisfies all five senses. With summer fast approaching, there’s no better time than right now to book a well-deserved escape to Camden: “The Jewel of the Maine Coast.”

The Endless Maine Summer Package

We offer several couples-friendly packages here at Camden Harbour Inn that will unquestionably provide a sophisticated, ultra-romantic taste of New England. With summer around the corner, it’s time to shine a light on our most-popular extended stay: “The Endless Maine Summer Package.” Couples can enjoy two nights in a lavish ocean-view suite, an a la carte champagne breakfast, a two-hour sailing excursion, fresh lobster rolls for lunch, and, of course, a five-course meal at Natalie’s.

Quintessential Coastal Activities

oceanfront hotels in MaineWhile The Endless Maine Summer Package does include a two-hour sailing excursion through Schooner Surprise, we highly recommend spending an extra hour or two exploring our historic city with a short hiking, kayaking, or bicycling trip. Hike to the top of Mount Battie inside Camden Hills State Park for some light exercise and jaw-dropping ocean views. The Mount Battie Trail, widely considered one of the best hikes in Maine, is a moderate, 1.5-mile hike with a panoramic overlook of Camden – you might even be able to spot our historical Camden hotel from the peak (binoculars required)!

You’ll always be minutes away from a sailing adventure when you stay at Camden Harbour Inn as we’re one of the only oceanfront hotels in Maine that rests within walking distance of a lively yacht club. Our guests are also more than welcome to bicycle into town for some high-end shopping or perhaps to rent a couple of kayaks. We couldn’t think of a better place to kayak than beautiful Penobscot Bay.

Award-Winning Dining at Natalie’s

oceanfront hotels in MaineBefore retiring to your lavish ocean-view suite for the evening, sit down for an innovative five-course gourmet meal at Natalie’s. Camden Harbour Inn is one of the only oceanfront hotels in Maine that boasts an on-site AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Natalie’s, chief among all other Camden restaurants, prides itself on not only providing guests with delicious, beautifully-plated cuisine and top-rated vino, but the Penobscot Bay views are second-to-none.

The menu is forever-evolving with the changing of the seasons, but you can always expect locally-sourced ingredients, farm-to-table poultry, and fresh-caught seafood from our masterful culinary team led by our executive chefs. After an awe-inspiring five-course meal and a shared bottle of wine at dusk, retreat to your luxurious suite for a soothing bath and fireside relaxation. To book a well-deserved summer getaway to one of the premier luxury hotels in Maine, please visit us online, or give us a call at 1-800-236-4266.

Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn: A Lavish Dining Experience

camden restaurantsThere’s no denying that Midcoast Maine boasts one of the premier culinary scenes in North America. Not only does our picturesque slice of New England feature seemingly endless outdoor adventure, historic charm, and one of the nation’s best national parks, but the locally-sourced gourmet cuisine is second-to-none. Tourists flock to the quintessential four-season harbor town of Camden, Maine, for lavish culinary experiences, rare vino, and luxurious bay-view suites at Camden Harbour Inn, home to the award-winning Natalie’s. No other Camden restaurants can match Natalie’s extensive wine list, elegant dining room, and magically inventive four-course Prix Fare.

An Award-Wining Culinary Experience

Guests at Camden Harbour Inn have easy access to Natalie’s, our on-site AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Natalie’s is also one of the only Camden restaurants to provide sweeping views of tranquil Penobscot Bay and the rolling Midcoast Maine mountains. The elegant interior decor, mountain-view outdoor patio, and eye-popping plate presentation at Natalie’s are all visually stunning, but our imaginative, delicious culinary journey is what sets us apart from all other Camden restaurants. The sophisticated yet nostalgic atmosphere inside Natalie’s has a calming effect on our patrons, which can be swiftly accompanied by a rare bottle of hand-selected vino and a gourmet four-course dinner.

Gourmet Cuisine and Fine Wine

camden restaurantsWhile Natalie’s recently added a new Winter Bistro menu for those looking for a traditional albeit delicious à la carte experience, most of our guests cannot resist the allure of our seasonal four-course Prix Fare and five-course Maine lobster tasting. Our subtly-elegant dining room is accented by repurposed wood floors, dazzling flora, and rose-colored chairs and lamp shades, creating a profoundly romantic setting. The four-course Prix Fare features locally-grown vegetables, award-winning cheese, freshly-caught seafood, farm-raised poultry and beef, and creative, one-of-a-kind desserts. Pair your memorable culinary journey with a hand-selected premium wine label. Our fully-stocked bar also has 26-year-old single malt scotch, Remy Martin cognac, and flawlessly-crafted house cocktails.

Luxury Hotels in Maine

camden restaurantsPair your culinary experience with a stay in one of our grand suites, complete with a king-sized featherbed, private deck, cozy fireplace, and traditional sauna. Our luxurious Camden hotel rests on a tree-covered bluff within walking distance of downtown shopping, world-class sailing adventures, and the rushing Megunticook Falls. Camden Harbour Inn is one of the only Maine luxury resorts with fine on-site dining, lavish spa suites, and easy access to the harbor. To book a well-deserved Midcoast Maine getaway to historic Camden Harbour Inn, please visit us online or dial 1-800-236-4266. And don’t forget that Maine Restaurant Week is less than two weeks away! We’ll be creating a unique three-course meal for Restaurant Week participants, which can include farm-raised beef tartar, seafood gnocchi, and international cheese.

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