We visited Cellardoor Winery earlier this year. We visited the Tasting Room at the Point, Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME, where Bissel Brother’s Brewing recently moved to. Cellardoor Winery has their vineyard and a seasonal tasting room up in Lincolnville, Me. They have some estate wines that they released within the last few years, with all grapes grown at their vineyard. They also make more common style wines with grapes they purchase from around the world, and produce at their state of the art winery up in Lincolnville.
You can purchase a glass of wine for $8 or do a flight, a tasting of 4 different wines for $8, we both did the flight.
Pinot Gris – 2013 Harvest.
French style versus Italian. Good medium body, subtle sweetness, with tropical fruit flavors. ‘Crisp summer sipping wine.’
Trilogy – 2012 Harvest.
A medium bodied Spanish inspired blend, with a dry chocolaty finish, Megan really liked this, Mark not as much.
Cantina Rossa – 2012 Harvest.
Most similar to a Pinot noir. Very light bodied, fruit forward. A good summer wine. Very soft.
Perfect Stranger – 2013 Harvest
Mark picked this one due to him liking Cayuga. Refreshingly sweet with a tart finish, as described. Sweet from the grape, not a sugary sweet, Mark liked this.
Prince Valiant – Malbec & merlot blend, 2013 Harvest
Slight peppery note, blackberry, cherry and black raspberry notes.
Queen Anne Lace – 2014 Harvest
Sweetest wine. More key lime pie than green apple. It was ok, but we liked the Perfect Stranger better.
C’est de l’or – 2012 Harvest
Maple syrup and brandy infused port style wine. Candied cherry, raspberry, nutmeg and cinnamon with a spicy finish. Sweet port style wine, also 19%.
Chenin Blanc – 2014 Harvest
This style is most common in a boxed wine, they have been “rehabilitating” it, they won awards with this. Would be great with spicy foods. Personally would be too sweet to drink normally, unless pool side in the summer.
The tasting bar is huge, it seats about 50 people with room for plenty of servers to float around in the middle. The stools were very comfortable, worth noting.
They have a very large space, with a very larger bar, as noted above, a smaller secondary bar, and a large function room out back, pictured below. They told us we could peek in and check it out, very nice, and spacious.
Hours, Thompson’s Point
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 7:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00