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.
“This is a great little place for a wine tasting. Perched upon a hillside it overlooks a magnificent vista. The tastings are very reasonable in price and some are for free depending on your choice. The wines are quite good. Having previously been to California and the Napa Valley as well as Oregon I would say these wines are very good in value and well made. Cheers to the winemakers. You can also purchase antipasto to eat with your tasting or glass of wine at a reasonable price. If in the area I would not miss this place.”Jeffery
“Very friendly service and yummy wine! Beautiful establishment and nice to do on a rainy day. ”Lauren
“An incredibly beautiful spot! The old barn with the exposed beams is charming and cozy. A wonderful place for an event. What can be better than drinking wine and browsing through a well-curated gift shop. The staff knows their stuff and wine is good”Beth
“We were there for a bachelorette wine tasting and it was an amazing experience! The staff was knowledgeable and super friendly. Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories for our bride to be!”Angela
“Amazing from the moment we walked in till the moment we drove out. Incredible service, staff extremely knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Don't make the mistake of not dropping in, you will regret it, I promise ”Lori
“What a beautiful little winery. The atmosphere is so comfortable and the staff is amazing. Sit on the deck and enjoy a breathtaking view while you sip wine and enjoy a selection of fine cheeses and crackers to complement your choice of wine. A great way to enjoy an afternoon.”Felecia
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.