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first class wine tasting in an exceptional venue

Attended The Many Styles of Pinot Noir​ sunset sail wine tasting. Great venue against a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunset sail focused on wines

Two hour sail focused on wines. (Pinots for ours, but varies.) Hors d'oeuvres served with the wine... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Wine and food pairing education at it's best! Choose from our highly rated Wine (and food) Walks in Portland, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine where you'll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at a series of great restaurants. Or our Wine Sails in Portland's Casco Bay or Camden's Penobscot Bay and enjoy scenic views of Maine lighthouses, waterways and islands while indulging in a wine class on board a beautiful Windjammer. You'll walk away with a better understanding of wine, gain tips for pairing with food, and how to describe what you smell and taste. Plan to have a great experience and learn a lot about wine.
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“wine walk” (26 reviews)
“erica archer” (23 reviews)
“wine tasting” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-619-4630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended The Many Styles of Pinot Noir​ sunset sail wine tasting. Great venue against a spectacular background Portland waterfront, lighthouse, and islands during sunset. Erica Archer's pleasant and informative presentation serves well both beginners and wine aficionados. Who would have known that we get to...More

Thank MainelyContemporary
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Two hour sail focused on wines. (Pinots for ours, but varies.) Hors d'oeuvres served with the wine. The trip is led by Erica, a very personable sommelier who provides educational information about the wines for all those interested. You can also just enjoy the sailing...More

Thank tulsaroadfan
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in search of a fun day activity to do during our annual girls trip to Portland. This wine and walk was exactly what we were looking for. We are avid wine drinkers and love visiting wineries in the New England...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The overall experience is fun and entertaining. We did wine tasting of five different varietals of Italian wine on a windjammer in Portland harbor. A little breezy on the harbor in the evening so bring something warm to wear. Erica is witty, wise about wine...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took a sunset wine cruise with Erica as our host. Erica did a nice of explaining each wine, it's origin in Italy and its food pairing. Her explanations were easy to follow for those of us who are wine novices. The...More

2  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxing cruise aboard the Frances which is captained by a woman, Megan! The wine cruise was hosted by Erica and she was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and made discovering wine super uncomplicated. Five wines were tasted and she explained each one. There was plenty...More

Thank Catie H
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous summer afternoon on the Frances! This was our 2nd wine wise sailing. We tasted 5 sparkling wines/champagne and had freshly shucked oysters paired with each. Erica brought her homemade mignonette for the oysters and it was phenomenal! Also on board was incredibly...More

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We were given this cruise as a gift and were truly looking forward to it. Erika was knowledgeable and pleasant and poured generous amounts of each wine for our tasting. We learned a lot about these French wines and enjoyed trying each one. The whites...More

2  Thank MaryEllen P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My boyfriend and I attended the Wine & Food Walk this past weekend and had an amazing time. Erica is very friendly and knowledgeable! We are also vegetarians and she was able to accommodate vegetarian choices at all of the stops. I will definitely do...More

Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Erica walked a group of people around the West End and we all followed anxious to test the next wine. Erica is very knowledgeable about wines of the world. We visited 4 local restaurants, sampled different wines and had a sample of the restaurants food....More

Thank tunklake
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
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Response from NuclearMamma | Reviewed this property |
Frances sails from the Maine State Pier, located behind Casco Bay Lines at the intersection of Franklin and Commercial Streets.
Rod P
26 July 2017|
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Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Yes, you certainly can bring you're own food and eating utensils on board.
Thomas B
9 April 2017|
Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Hi Thomas, Thank you for inquiring about Wine Wise events. We have many different events and tours that vary in price. The best way to check costs for a specific tour is on our website winewiseevents. You can see full... More