Stop by and try our apple, fruit and grape wines!
It’s no secret that New England family farms, especially dairy farms, have faced serious challenges in recent decades, forcing many difficult kitchen-table decisions. When the Boothby farm sold the last of its dairy herd in 2001, it left the old milk room vacant. It became the perfect spot for a winery.
So out went the 1,200 gallon, stainless steel milk tank (later a milk tank became a near perfect fermentation vessel) and in moved the oak barrels and other wine-making equipment. It took years of testing and tasting before they felt they had wines worth sharing. Its still a work in progress but they are committed to bringing you the best in a local red, estate wine as well as other fruit wines sustainably produced the community.
Now you can pick up several varieties at the farm stand, and soon they hope to be distributing around the state and beyond. Each bottle carries a distinctive label, the proud heritage and the new traditions on Boothby’s Orchard and Winery.
Boothby’s Orchard is proud to offer its newest varieties.
Two new grape wines made from their Frontenac and Marquette red grapes are now available for purchase at The Farm and The Farm Market. Be sure to pick up a Barn Door Red or Rustic Red and experience these earthy expressions of their homestead.
In other exciting news, an exciting partnership evolved this year with local Maine farm, Stevenson’s Strawberries. Stevenson’s operates a successful strawberry farm in Wayne, Maine and is known far and wide for their unsurpassed pick-your-own experience. This delicious strawberry wine is all you’ll need to recall the best of Maine summers. This year the Farm Market will begin featuring the strawberries themselves as well.