We recently covered craft breweries near Acadia National Park for beer fans looking for a good brew after a day of great views. So naturally, we’re here to highlight the great wineries near Acadia National Park. Be sure to grab your copy of the Maine Wine Trail Map before you get started!
Wineries Near Acadia National Park
Bartlett Maine Estate Winery | Spirits of Maine Distilling – Gouldsboro, Maine
We’ll begin with a winery you can practically walk to from Acadia East Campground. Located right in Gouldsboro is a wine and spirits destination like few others in the state. Bartlett Maine Estate Winery & Spirits of Maine Distilling produce some of the finest wines and ONLY liquor in the region. Bartlett has won awards for its offering of pear, blueberry, blackberry, and mead wines. Be sure to check out their tasting room and sample the oak-aged Rusticator Rum!
Bartlett Maine Estate Winery & Spirits of Maine Distilling
161 Chicken Mill Pond Rd,
Gouldsboro, ME 04607
Distance to Acadia East Campground: 3.8 Miles, 5 Minutes
Bar Harbor Cellars – Bar Harbor, Maine
Next comes the only winery on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor Cellars. Bar Harbor Cellars is located right on Route 3, a few minutes from the entrance bridge to Mount Desert Island, making it the perfect stop during your Acadia trip. The winery has a very large tasting room and wine shop, it’s seriously impressive; and even has a chocolate room. With many wine varieties to choose from, it’s perhaps the best wine tasting in Bar Harbor. For $6.00, you may choose 6 samples from the wine list. They’ll even give you a $3.00 discount and wine carrier if you purchase 3 bottles. Tastings are offered all day (10am-5pm). Closed during the winter.
Also on the property is the Sweet Pea Cafe. This beautiful vineyard-side cafe offers wood-fired pizza, charcuterie, and outdoor seating with view of the farm. When it comes to wineries near Acadia National Park, put Bar Harbor Cellars at the top of your list.
Bar Harbor Cellars
854 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Distance to Acadia East Campground: 28.3 Miles, 38 Minutes
Catherine Hill Winery – Cherryfield, Maine
After rescuing an old Downeast Maine barn in Cherryfield, Eric and Susan Meyer of Catherine Hill Winery have been producing 15 top notch wines since 2012. With a wide variety of reds, whites, and berry wines, there is something to please every palate. Each of their wines are made entirely onsite, with all grape sources carefully chosen, and all berries harvested locally in Hancock and Washington Counties.
Check out their tasting room, seasonally each day during their tasting room hours from June to September. Catherine Hill Winery offers a complimentary wine tasting of two available wines. You can also try six or more wines for a nominal $5.00 charge. Open May to September.
Catherine Hill Winery
661 Blackswoods Road
Cherryfield, Maine 04622
Distance to Acadia East Campground: 17.1 Miles, 22 Minutes
Shalom Organic Orchard Farm & Winery – Franklin, Maine
Shalom Organic Orchard Farm & Winery is the perfect spot if you’re hiking the mountains of Schoodic. Located in Franklin, this certified organic farm produces more than just wine, including apples, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, while raising chickens for eggs and meat, and Rambouillet sheep for wool and meat.
Shalom Organic Orchard Farm & Winery
Route 200, 158 Eastbrook Road,
Franklin, ME 04634
Distance to Acadia East Campground: 15.6 Miles, 21 Minutes
Sow’s Ear Winery – Brooksville, Maine
Located in Brooksville, on the western side of Ellworth and Acadia National Park on the Blue Hill Peninsula, is Sow’s Ear Winery. This unique coast Maine winery offers sparkling cider, rhubarb wine, sparkling rhubarb, blueberry wine, wild berry wine, and choke cherry wine from their wine tasting room as well as at farmers’ markets.
Sow’s Ear Winery
303 Coastal Road
Brooksville, Maine 04617
In a hurry? Need to grab some wine on the go?
Best Wines in Hancock, Maine is the last high-end wine shop on Route 1 in Downeast Maine until you get to Canada. Be sure to stop by on your way to Acadia East Campground.
Visiting wineries near Acadia National Park is a delightful way to further explore the greater Schoodic and Downeast Acadia region. Within a short drive of Acadia East Campground near Acadia National Park, book your stay today!
Photo: Dana Moos