We are on cloud wine, Portland Wine Week is taking place again this year from June 13th-June 19th, 2022!
Celebrating the best of what this seaside “Restaurant City of the Year” has to offer, Portland Wine Week will include seminars, tastings, weeklong deals, special events, & more! While it is only May, most, if not all, events are expected to sell out quickly. To ensure you don’t miss out on the fun, here’s a glimpse at a few events you cannot miss this 2022 line-up!
There’s no better way to enjoy fine wine than aboard the 74-foot Sailboat, Frances as it heads out on Portland’s Casco Bay promising scenic views of lighthouses, islands, waterways, and more. Presented by Wine Wise, current sails available include Delicious France Wine Sail, Pacific Northwest Wine Sail, Fresh Maine Oyster Sail and more.
Sancerre, Caviar + Maine Oysters @ Maine Oyster Co. | Tuesday, June 14th – Saturday June 18th
“All week at Maine Oyster Co. A bottle of the mineral-driven, classic, crisp, and dry 2019 Pierre Prieur & Fils, Sancerre Blanc (100% Sauvignon Blanc) + a dozen of the freshest Maine oysters (three different varieties) + a 20g tin of the beautifully rich and delicate Oscietra caviar from the Black River, Uruguay. Dollop the caviar on top of your oysters or delve into separately. Name a more iconic trio!”
Copper Cane Wine Flight @ Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar | Monday, June 13th – Sunday, June 19th from 12PM – 9PM | $20 – $35
“An institution in the Portland Restaurant scene, Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar opened its doors in 2002. This modern lounge and spacious restaurant sits on the Old Port’s waterfront Commercial Street, serving up fresh from the sea and the land and a well-matched wine list to boot. Visit Old Port Sea Grill during Portland Wine Week for the wine flights celebrating winemaker Joe Wagner.”
Wine + Entree Specials @ The Corner Room | Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday June 18th from 4PM -9PM
“This week, don’t you worry about what wine you’re going to pair with the Corner Room’s Spring Vegetable Crostada or Scallop-Herb Ravioli made with Basil Dough and finished with Tomato Butter—because they’ve done all the work for you. Wednesday – Saturday from 4-9pm, stop in to this casual, affordable, and Italian-inspired restaurant in the heart of the Old Port for these two delicious wine and paired entree specials.”
Special Tastings + Events
Wine & Amaro of Sicily @ ViA VECCHiA | Tuesday, June 14th from 4PM – 6PM | $130 PP
“Join Via Vecchia’s Sommelier Chris Peterman and Beverage Director Mark Hibbard for this delicious and fun event exploring Sicilian wine and amaro. You’ll talk and taste through several wines and amaro with Chris and Mark and end with a cocktail workshop featuring these ingredients.”
á La Cart Ramen Night @ Mami | Wednesday, June 15th from 5PM – 8PM | First come, first served event
“Mami is teaming up with Ned Swain from Devenish Wines for an á la cart night of delicious ramen and orange wine pairings. Stop in at your leisure and choose between four different ramen and you’ll have the option of a delicious orange wine paring perfectly selected by Ned Swain, to pair with each bowl.”
Wine Spelling Bee @ East Ender | Monday, June 13th from 8PM- 10PM | FREE EVENT
“15 contestants will test their wine mettle in a good old-fashioned Spelling Bee at East Ender. This Bee will be focused specifically on wine terminology and will have actual wine available to keep your memory sharp. Winner will take home 500 dollars worth of gift cards for local restaurants. Cash bar, light snacks included, and probably Karaoke afterwards!”
Provence Wine Dinner @ Helm Oyster Bar | Sunday, June 19th from 5PM- 7:30 PM + 8 PM – 10:30 PM | $125 ++
“Helm Oyster Bar & Bistro is an ode to the coast and farmland offering an intimate dining room, bar, and seasonal outdoor patio along Portland’s historic waterfront. Join them to celebrate the start of summer with a Portland Wine Week wine dinner inspired by the wines of the Provence region of France. Wines will be paired with four delicious courses by Chefs Billy Hager and Dana Woodward.”