Mother's Day, Sunday May 8th, 2011, 11 am to 5 pm - Don't miss out on a chance to treat Mom to an unforgettable day of wine and chocolates! Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is teaming up with Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery to offer Mom a memorable day of wine, spirits, and chocolates.
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery will host Coastline Confections and Cali Mandy Fine Candies both premier Maine chocolate companies. Coastline Confection, located in South Portland, has a simple mission, to create the best chocolates and confections with the highest quality products at an affordable price. Cali Mandy Fine Candies is a favorite, located right here in Union, where the same family fudge recipe has been handed down from mother to daughter. In addition to the wine and chocolate indulgence, Mom will receive a free Proven Winner pansy, while supplies last, co-sponsored by Union Agway and grown locally by 7 Tree Farm and Greenhouse, another family owned Union business.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, producer of wines, ports, and spirits including the popular Back River Gin is hosting Dean's Chocolates and Maine Mud. Taste oak aged dry blueberry wine with Maine Mud's Razzamatazz dark chocolate sauce or Apple Brandy with their Mocha chocolate. Dean's Sweets, winner of the Best of Portland 2010, will be sampling truffles and salt caramels dipped in dark chocolate which pair wonderfully with Blueberry Smash. Sip wine and sample, while enjoying the Celtic guitar of Richard Limouze, a finger-style guitarist performer, singer, and songwriter. Chocolatiers and winemakers will be on hand to discuss their creations and pairings. What could be better than Maine chocolate and wine?
Union Area Wineries Hold Mother's Day Maine Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery and Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, both of Union, are hosting celebrated Maine chocolatiers and bakers on Mother's day. You will have the opportunity to taste decadent chocolates and treats paired with this year's vintage wines and spirits.
Union, Maine, Mother's Day, Sunday May 12th, 2013, 11 am to 4 pm - Don't miss out on a chance to treat Mom to an unforgettable day of wine and chocolates! Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is teaming up with Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery to offer Mom a memorable day of wine, spirits, and chocolates.
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, grower and producer of Maine grape and blueberry wines, will be pairing their award winning wines with gourmet cupcakes from Laugh Loud Smile Big. These cupcakes go beyond plain vanilla and chocolate to flavors like double chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate mousse, topped with dark chocolate butter cream Be one of the first Moms to arrive and take home a beautiful Proven Winner dahlia or petunia, co-sponsored by 7 Tree Green House and Union Agway, a family owned business for 8 generations. Guided walking tours of the vineyard as it awakens for the season will be offered at 12:30 and 2:30pm. Once you've indulged your senses at Savage Oakes, take a scenic drive through the hills of Union to Sweetgrass Farm.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, producer of wines, ports, and spirits including the popular Back River Gin, is hosting Dean's Sweets of Portland. Dean's Sweets, winner of the Best of Portland, will be sampling uniquely flavored truffles and salt caramels, always nut free.
Raspberry truffles dipped in dark chocolate pair wonderfully with our Bleujolais wine. Blueberry Fields Bed & Breakfast, a B&B set among rolling hills and blueberry fields will be serving up Fudgy Mint Squares to sample and take home. Sweet Season Farm and Cafe will be sampling and selling their Peanut Butter Balls, fudge, chocolate cookies, and brownies. Mother's will receive a complimentary engraved wine glass.
Sip wine and sample, Chocolatiers and winemakers will be on hand to discuss their creations and pairings. What could be better than Maine chocolate and wine?
4-H Farm-to-Fair is ready and on display at the Union Fair, August 18-25, 2012. Sponsored by the Knox and Lincoln counties 4-H Leaders' Association (KLLA), 4-H Farm-to-Fair is designed to teach the public -- particularly small children -- how the food they eat and products they use are produced. Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery was the first sponsor of the exhibit. Madeleine Bodine of Sweetgrass Farm, pictured here presenting a bag of her champion ewe's wool roving and a check for $500, has been a member of the Lucky Shepherds 4H club for 7 years. The award-winning family-run business is firmly rooted in the community, supports local sustainable agriculture, and donates 10% of profits to organizations which support families, children, and rural life.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery and Back River Gin are prominently featured in the latest book from Michael Sanders and Russell French!
Available at the winery or through Table Arts Media
SWEETGRASS WINERY DONATES TO VOSE LIBRARY
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery made a $500 donation to Vose
Library's Annual Appeal, in support of library operations. Pictured
on October 1st in the William Pullen Children's Room of Union's
community library are, from left, Madeleine Bodine, Grant Bodine,
Keith Bodine of Sweetgrass Farm, Vose Library President Jane Sigsbee,
Vose Library Director Sue McClintock, and Hamish Bodine. Sweetgrass
Farm Winery and Distillery is located on Carroll Road in Union. The
award-winning family-run business donates 10% of profits to
organizations which support families, children and rural life. Vose
Library serves Union and surrounding towns in a new facility at 392
Common Road, where increasing numbers of patrons, new and old, are
making use of all the services the library has to offer.
Sweetgrass Farm supports local sustainable agriculture, families, children, and rural life by donating 10% of its profits to organizations with these goals. Last month, we were pleased to donate $500 to the Sabins Memorial Fund Hooked on Fishing event.
"Thank you so much for your company's donation... in memory of our son Mike Sabins! We very much appreciate your generosity and your willingness to contribute to these fun family events." Scot and Mary Sabins
Back River Gin named one of the top 50 spirits of 2008
Back River Gin named a "best buy" and rated 90-95
A review from F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal September 2007 issue.
Results of the annual wine competition at the Eastern States Exposition, also known as The Big E, were announced last week. Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, competing against wineries from across New England and New York State, received one of the top awards, Best Wine from Maine. Sweetgrass' Apple Wine, made from heirloom apple varieties grown on their farm, took top honors with a Gold medal and Best Maine Wine award. The judges commented that the apple wine had a beautiful nose, crisp full apple flavors, and was nicely balanced.
Silver medals were awarded to Sweetgrass' Cranberry Apple Wine, Cranberry Smash, and Peach Smash. Peach Wine and Blueberry Smash won Bronze medals. Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery produces wines and spirits with a distinctive Maine character on the farm in beautiful Union Maine.