Boothby’s Orchard is quickly becoming known for more than great apples and a memorable pick-your-own afternoon. A new line of fruit wines is grabbing regional attention.

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 and in moved the oak barrels and other wine-making equipment. It took years of testing and tasting, testing and tasting (hard work, but somebody needed to do it!) before they felt they had a wine worth sharing.

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 an immensely 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.

Stop in for a wine tasting at either location this summer!