The Sow’s Ear Winery is in its 22nd year producing organic wines from locally grown and wild fruits. These are primarily dry table wines, which perfectly complement local Maine cuisine. Try sparkling cider with lobster, rhubarb with salmon, and blueberry with lamb or beef. Wildberry is a semi-sweet blend of apple and blueberry—put this one in the picnic basket.
The wines are made in small batches. Hard cider originates in the winery orchard and from selected wild varieties. The rhubarb and blueberries are grown here on the peninsula. The two bubblies—cider and rhubarb—are made by the traditional champagne method. Both are bone dry with a sprightly, clean acidity.
Still available for sale is an interesting collection of medieval architectural history books. Come and browse while sampling wine! Wines are also available locally at The Blue Hill Food Co-op, The Blue Hill Wine Shop and the Belfast Co-op.
The tasting room is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Look for the copper sow sign at the intersection of the Herrick Road with the Coastal Road (Route 176) on the way to South Brooksville.