Cellardoor Winery

Welcome to Cellardoor Winery

About

Our priority when you visit the winery is that you have a warm, welcoming experience that becomes a cherished memory. We feel fortunate to be part of something that gives us great joy and are honored to be caretakers of an incredible property—a 68-acre, 200-year-old farm that has had only a handful of owners since its fields were first plowed. We’ve restored the beautiful 1790s barn and old farmhouse and recently constructed a state-of-the-art winery across the road.

Location Description

Located in the vibrant coastal community of Lincolnville, Maine.

Features

  • Live your life. Be who you are. Drink good wine along the way.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 20

Winemaker

Aaron Peet:

Aaron was born and raised in Maine. And after studying at the Center for Enology and Viticulture in Walla Walla, Washington and gaining experience at some of Walla Walla’s finest wineries, he longed to return to his home state. When he met Bettina in 2007 his fate was sealed when he joined the team as winemaker in 2008. Since then the winery has grown in every way imaginable and, while at times he reminisces about the early days of making wine in the cellar of a 200-year-old barn, he thoroughly enjoys the challenge and excitement of evolving and expanding production in Cellardoor’s modern winemaking facility.

History

While on its face our winery appears to be our center, the true spirit of Cellardoor Winery was written many years before our first vines were ever planted. Early in the 20th century, a hobo searching for work and safe haven carved the symbol you see here in our farmhouse door. His mark signaled to fellow travelers that our 200-year old farm was a safe, welcoming place. All these years later, we find ourselves deeply connected to its meaning—where you see this “H” symbol, you find friendship, acceptance, and true hospitality. Share this spirit with family, friends, and travelers you meet along the way.

The Team

Bettina Doulton - Owner/Operator

When Bettina first visited Cellardoor in December 2006, she immediately fell in love with the 200-year-old buildings and 68-acre farm. Knowing the Winery was for sale, she realized her longtime dream to run a small business when she became its owner in 2007. Leaving behind a 21-year career at Fidelity Investments managing mutual funds and people, and feeling more reflective after having finished breast-cancer treatment in 2006, Bettina fully embraced that new chapter in her life. On any given day, you may find her greeting guests in the tasting rooms, driving the tractor or forklifts, or punching down grapes during harvest.

Bettina is dedicated to sharing Cellardoor Winery, Maine wines, and all the beauty of Maine with as many visitors as possible. To that end, she founded the Maine Wine Guild and its statewide Wine Trail.

Bettina has found complete joy in the people she works with and the guests who visit. She wants everyone to have a highlight each day and hopes a visit to the Winery will give guests a break from the rat race she remembers all too well.

Practices & Techniques

Along with the grapes from the vineyard, Cellardoor also sources grapes from Washington, California, and New York, to give our winemakers what they need to craft a wide range of wines for every taste.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Since first replanting in 2008, our five-and-a-half-acre vineyard has reached maturity where it is able to produce crop loads that are sustainable for wine production. It has been replanted with cold, hearty hybrids developed to withstand the harsher climate of Maine. September of 2012 saw our first harvest of grapes from our vineyard for future estate-grown releases.

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Hours

Open in-season (May 1 – December 31): 7 days per week, 11AM-6PM

Address

367 Youngtown Road
Lincolnville, Maine 04849
United States

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