Bartlett Maine Estate Winery

About

As a top producer of quality fruit wines in the country, we've surprised a few people with the range and sophistication of our wines. When a local friend shipped a few bottles of Bartlett's Blueberry Reserve to France, the tasters refused to believe it was pressed from blueberries. Our aging process, which includes using French and American oak, creates wonderfully complex, open-palated wines sure to please even the most dedicated traditionalist. While grape chardonnays imply notes of apple or pear, our dry white wines are pressed from them! Our reds come from local 100% pure hand-raked blueberries that create a robust wine, evocative of the surrounding woods and Atlantic seabreezes. Often we're told that drinking our wine is like tasitng Maine in a glass. Our tasting room is a beautiful destination in its own right. Located in Gouldsboro on the Schoodic Peninsula, halfway between Ellsworth and the Petit Manon Wildlife Refuge, we're housed in a unique, handwrought stone building. We're just a short drive from picturesque Maine villages and spectacular coastal views and beaches. So come experience a whole new generation of fruit wines and bring home a delicious memory to savor—in more ways than one.

Location Description

The Bartlett Maine Estate Winery is situated just off of U.S. Route 1, twenty-three miles east of Ellsworth, in Gouldsboro, Maine.

Features

  • Top producer of quality fruit wines.

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History

We're Bob and Kathe Bartlett, proprietors and vintners of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery. In 1975, we brought our passion and wine-making prowess to this part of Maine. Making quality wine has always been our calling, but back then we knew that grapes wouldn't appreciate the cooler New England climate. Inspiration hit with the low-bush blueberries that cover our coastline. Rich in tannins and bursting with flavor, we knew they'd be an ideal fruit for making wine.

With our first 600 gallons, we opened the doors of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery in 1983. We had eight wines. Emphasizing quality, not quantity we continously tinker with our process. We try new aging techniques and blends to produce fresh, exciting wines that are superbly drinkable and pair magnificently with food. Today we press almost 7,000 cases a year and offer more than twenty varieties, ranging from dry and semi-dry blueberry reds to refreshing pear-apple whites, sweet blackberry dessert wines, and refreshing honey meads.

As our reputation spreads, so does the pressure to industrialize—but at our heart we remain a homegrown locally owned business. We make the wines we want to drink and send to our friends . We hope you'll enjoy them, too.

Practices & Techniques

Our aging process, which includes using French and American oak, creates wonderfully complex, open-palated wines sure to please even the most dedicated traditionalist. While grape chardonnays imply notes of apple or pear, our dry white wines are pressed from them! Our reds come from local 100% pure hand-raked blueberries that create a robust wine, evocative of the surrounding woods and Atlantic seabreezes. Often we're told that drinking our wine is like tasitng Maine in a glass.

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Hours

Tues - Sat: 11:00am–5:00pm

Address

161 Chicken Mill Pond Rd
Gouldsboro, Maine 04607
United States

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