Guide at a Glance
Gouldsboro, Maine, United States
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Bob and Kathe Bartlett are the owners and proprietors of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery offering wine tastings. Wine-making had always been their true passion, and in 1975, they finally established their winery business in Maine. After their careful consideration on the local climate, Bob and Kathe concluded that the low-bush blueberries would be perfect.
In 1983, they first opened Maine Estate Winery, offering their first 600 gallons. They continued developing new ageing and blending wine techniques. Today, they press almost 7,000 cases per year and provide more than 20 varieties of wine, including dry and semi-dry blueberry reds, pear-apple whites, sweet blackberry dessert wines, and even refreshing honey meads. Deespite the increasing pressure to industrialise the winery, Bob and Kathe remain a homegrown local business.