A Symbol of Welcome and Friendship
As the story goes, a hobo, a traveler looking for work nearly 100 years ago, visited our farm in Lincolnville. He was welcomed. He felt safe. Upon his departure, he carved in the barn door a “hobo symbol” to let fellow travelers know they would find hospitality here.
All these years later, we have proudly embraced, are motivated by, this story and the spirit of welcome meant to be offered to guests. While the door with the fabled hand carving is treasured, we have adopted a current day artist’s interpretation of it as our logo. It is our inspiration to beat our guests’ expectations, to offer a respite from busy lives.
When you see our Hobo symbol, know that you are in a safe and friendly place. We invite you to our Cellardoor properties with open hearts, generosity, and camaraderie. Whether you join us for a tour of our winery, a wine tasting, a food and wine pairing, or one of our big events, we hope you enjoy your time with us.
Today, our five-and-a-half-acre estate vineyard, planted with cold-hardy hybrids developed to overcome the challenges of Maine’s climate, has reached maturity. Our first harvest of grapes in 2012 became our inaugural estate-grown wine. We recently released our 2013 estate vintages, Vendange and Blanc de Blancs; both produced using Traditional Méthod bottle fermentation.
Every bottle that dons our historic hobo symbol is produced in our state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Lincolnville, Maine. From sorting to bottling, our winery team works onsite to create wines that are both distinctly Maine-made and uniquely American.
Cellardoor wines are served and sold in our tasting rooms, distributed in wine shops, and served in restaurants throughout Maine.
At Cellardoor our approach to giving back to our community and the State of Maine is two-fold; supporting immediate human needs and investing in Maine’s economic future. With the goal of maximizing the impact of our efforts in these areas, we have decided to focus our donations on two large commitments. Spreading our budget across the hundreds of donation and sponsorship requests received has proven to not have a lasting benefit.
To support immediate needs in our communities, we have committed to focus our resources on Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and providing meals for those in need. Our 2017 commitment will be announced in June. We have identified the short list of non-profits being considered.
To support sustainable, long-term economic growth in Maine, we have teamed up with Bangor Savings Bank for the Amplify Challenge Match Campaign to benefit the Maine Development Foundation. We believe that a stronger economy will bolster work opportunities, create better lives for all Mainers, with less homelessness and hunger.