One of the coolest things about being at Medomak is that it puts you in close proximately to a large number of really unique establishments. I’ve already talked about some of my favorite food places in the area, including Moody’s Diner and Morse’s Sauerkraut, but today I wanted to highlight a different kind of business.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery was founded in 2005 by Keith and Constance Bodine. Located at 347 Carroll Road, in Union, Maine, Sweetgrass encompasses 70 acres of farmland which had been owned since the 1800s by Carroll family before the Bodines acquired it to open the winery. Since then, their many wines, whiskeys and other spirits have received praise in multiple publications. The Back River Gin, arguably their most popular product, was called “Maine’s best gin” by Down East Magazine. It’s even got its own Facebook page.
If you’re planning on visiting the winery, you’ll have the option to sample 6 different spirits for around three bucks while you’re there. This season, their opening day will be Sunday, May 12th for a “Mother’s Day Maine wine and chocolate extravaganza.” According to their website, they also are open by appointment or “by chance” during the off-season. For contact information, try Sweetgrass’s website. For photos of the farm and updates about special events, you can “like” them on their official Facebook page.MORE>