A week of wine in Portland Maine
From the first sips at the opening seminars and grand tasting parties through the final setting sun on Sunday evening’s wine sail, it’s been an amazing 7 days and an amazing first year for Portland Wine Week.
We were blessed to have a fantastic group of wine luminaries both local to Portland and From Away to lead and participate in panels and seminars. Our incredible Portland restaurants and Maine-based distributors bent over backward to craft spectacular dinners and tastings that would both inspire and challenge your taste buds. Our generous Founding and Supporting sponsors helped underwrite the development and marketing of all the events, big and small, and we are so very grateful.
Most of all, we thank you, our participants, for joining our efforts in making this one spectacular week of wine in Portland, Maine by purchasing tickets, making reservations, and enjoying wines by the glass, flight, and bottle all over town all week long.
We hope you had a great time, learned something new about wine, and tried a vintage or varietal you’ve never had before. The exploration of wine is a grand pursuit and we are so glad you joined us on the journey.
We welcome your thoughts, feedback, and ideas on what you loved and what you think we can improve for future Portland Wine Weeks. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Feedback and Ideas.”
Thank you again, and cheers!!
Portland Wine Week
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.