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Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery

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347 Carroll Rd, Union, ME 04862-5833
+1 207-785-3024
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Conway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I can't say that I came to Maine expecting amazing gin, but that is exactly what I got. The best gin I have ever had in my life, and the regret that I did not bring more home (because shipping liquor is one of those things you can't do easily across state lines...). I'm a bit of a purist, so... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I toured 4 wineries yesterday in Union, Owls Head and Lincolnville, ME. We did tastings at each and bought at least one bottle of wine at each. This one was by far, the best. Best wines, best spirits, best variety. Located off the beaten track, but well worth it. Smaller facility than others, more production, less display.... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Located way off the road (but not really that far off of Rt 17) it feels like it is in the middle of nowhere (which actually it is). It is at the top of a hill with a beautiful vista where you can enjoy a drink outside in a comfortable chair and gaze out over the fields. They offer drinks... More 

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Newcastle, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have been to the distillery a couple of times and I also work in Portland where they have a store. My wife and I really enjoy the Back River Gin (original) and the Cranberry Gin. We have given it as gifts too which is fun to share as a Maine Made treat. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Brooks B
Waterville, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful country road trip for wine and spirits. Holiday open house with local vendors. Knowledgeable staff. Plenty tasting varieties. Great Maine hospitality!

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Thank Laura J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great wine and award winning gin with an option to stay for a glass of wine or cocktail afterward. Grounds and facility is well kept and easily accessible.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Keith and Constance have created a very special Winery and Distillery in the beautiful hills of Union Maine. Our personal favorite is The Back River Gin which we buy a case at a time because once our visiting friends have tried it, that is always their request when we come to visit them and ask would you like us to... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The farm is beautiful with easy assess and parking. The tasting is reasonably priced and offers an unusual variety. Personally, I go for the fabulous rum, incredible vodka, gin and bitters. My companions were impressed with the wines. I understand that within the next few years they will have whiskey. They also have a store in Portland. Will go often... More 

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USAFret
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

It takes a little finding but it is worth the effort. The winery has expanded since I was there last and there is an attractive tasting and sales room. There is a small charge for the tasting but it is well worth it. The Maple Smash and the Apple Brandy are noteworthy. They also offer a vanilla extract that is... More 

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Union, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

First, I feel obligated to say that I live two miles from Sweetgrass; Keith and Constance are friends and our daughters attended school together. However, Back River Gin is truly exceptional - literally one of the best in the world. I was never a gin drinker but I keep a bottle of Back River in the freezer at all times.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Carroll Rd, Union, ME 04862-5833
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 207-785-3024

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?