Maine might not be a huge wine producing region, but she has her fair share of incredible wine bars scattered throughout the state serving local, regional, and international wines. From red to white, to something a bit sparkly, you’ll find a great glass of wine at one of these delicious wine bars.
MJ’s Wine Bar, located in One City Center, is Maine’s premier wine bar serving up delicious wine, beer, and cheese from around the world. MJ’s also hosts one of the best Happy Hours in the city with $5 glasses of wine. Choose a wine from Italy, Australia, Chile, and more. Their wine list is extensive so even the pickiest wine drinkers will find a wine they like.
Old Vines Wine Bar features Southern Maine’s “most extensive selection of hard-to-find wines” from producers around the globe. Served with imported and local artisan cheese, homemade flatbread pizzas or tapas-style plates, it’s easy to spend a lot of time at Old Vines Wine Bar. Old Vines serves 20 wines by the glass and even more by the bottle. If you’re looking to try a unique wine then head to Old Vines Wine Bar in Kennebunk.
Drifters Wife is an upscale wine bar specializing in natural wines served with New American tapas. All the wine served at Drifters Wife is farmed without chemicals, harvested by hand, and made with native yeasts with no additives. Foodies rejoice! If you like the wine, buy it next door at the adjacent wine shop, Maine & Loire.
March Kitchen and Wine Bar serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch with an ever-changing menu of delicious small plates that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine. Most wines can be purchased by the glass, carafe, or bottle. Choose from a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon, fruity chardonnay, or sparkly prosecco among other wines on the long wine menu.
Northern Union Restaurant and Wine Bar is a wine-focused restaurant and bar in the coastal village of Ogunquit. Opened seasonally from March to New Year’s Day, Northern Union offers a selection of over 100 wines, cocktails and craft beer. From March to Memorial Day they offer special Monday night Wine Dinners, which consists of a three-course dinner paired with three different wines.
Located in downtown Ellsworth in the historic Luchini Building, Cellar Bistro is a farm and sea to table restaurant with an extensive wine menu to match through Mediterranean cuisine. Their wine list represents a variety of wines from the most important wine-producing regions around the world. Some wines are available in two-ounce tasting portions and wine flights. It’s a great way to try a wine before committing to a whole glass.
In Good Company in downtown Rockland offers an Old World atmosphere with a modern menu. Their menu of light tapas and entrees is ever-changing and pairs perfectly with their wine and beer menu. Their wine menu is several pages long and contains wine from all over the world by the glass or the bottle. True wine connoisseurs will be happy here!
Conundrum Wine Bistro is a cozy wine bar serving American-style small plates and entrees. The food menu is carefully sourced locally and thoughtfully executed with their wine menu in mind. With over 500 wines by the bottle and 40 wines by the glass, there is no need for a house wine here. Not sure where to start? Ask the knowledgeable servers and they will guide you to your perfect wine.
Enoteca Athena is an Italian and Greek restaurant in Brunswick that is dedicated to using locally- farmed and sustainable raised meats and produce. The menu is filled with Italian and Greek favorites like gyros and pastas pair well with their wine menu. The entire wine list is imported from Italy and Greece so you know it’s authentic.
Carpe Diem Wine Room in Yarmouth is your local neighborhood wine bar to relax and unwind after a long day of work. If you can’t decide on the perfect glass of wine, try their flights of three different wines. Wines are handpicked from Spain to Oregon to Argentina. You can easily drink your way around the world here.