Enough adventure, we said: It was time to visit the Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard, a 68-acre farm in Lincolnville, about 5 miles from Camden. The views of grape vines, fields, and surrounding mountains were pretty, but the real draw was inside the restored 200-year-old post-and-beam barn, where visitors can select up to six, very healthy-portioned wine tastings. “Well, it’s Maine wine; we can’t take it too seriously,” Chuck, Pam’s husband, commented, as he bellied up to the tasting bar. But even he, a wine connoisseur of sorts, was pleasantly surprised by the vineyard’s Clary Hill Blue, made of 100 percent wild Maine blueberries (“This would go good with a peanut butter sandwich,” he commented), and Treasure, another wild Maine blueberry wine, infused with Maine maple syrup.
We spent our final few hours poking around Camden’s unique shops and boutiques, including the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company, showcasing more than 200 artists, including some amazing wildlife carvers, and Once a Tree with more than 250 lines of woodworking from around the world.
On the way home, it was Chuck who suggested we return for another weekend, perhaps the first weekend in February to watch the National Toboggan Championships.
Diane Bair and Pamela Wright can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.