A week of wine in Portland Maine
Kick off summer with a week of wine in gorgeous, coastal Portland Maine! Crafted as a boutique experience for wine enthusiasts of all types—from the casual wine lover to the serious oenophile—this week of world class wine, learning experiences, and award-winning food will launch you into summer with style. Activities include incredible wine dinners, tastings, educational classes and seminars, special menus, a passport tour of dozens of local restaurants and their wine lists; and our signature opening and closing parties. Check out our full events schedule for event details.
VIDEO: about Portland Wine Week
PWW Somm Interviews: Coco O'Neil
PWW Somm Interviews: Jesse Bania
PWW Somm interviews: Stella Hernandez
From two opening-night Grand Tasting events, to a 5-course dining and high-flying wine dinner with aerial cirque performances, our signature parties will leave you breathless.
Taste the best of Portland's bounty and the creativity of local chefs paired with wines from around the world.
CLASSES & SEMINARS
Learn how to blind taste or compare and contrast wines, explore a specific varietal or region on a wine walk, or delve into the history and evolution of the restaurant wine list.
Sip Grower Champagne and nibble caviar, try wines from a can, or compare and contrast wild fermented wine with wild fermented beer. The Portland Wine Week tasting events run the gamut from boojee to basic.
The Jewel of the New ENgland Coast...
Northern New England’s urban mecca, Portland is beloved by tourists, foodies, and boaters of every stripe. Chosen as the “foodiest small city in America” by Bon Appetit in 2009, Portland boasts one of the nation's liveliest dining and drinking scenes with 17 breweries, 8 distilleries, premier wine shops, and exceptional wine lists at more than 500 restaurants (which are located around every corner). Portland also offers a vibrant music scene and art scene, a thriving working seaport, and Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world (see top photo). Discover local clothing designers, great cocktail bars and "very Maine" shops featuring handmade goods and curated designer wares. With abundant activities, spas, historic homes, and sightseeing, Portland shines.