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Annual Holiday Open House

  • Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery 347 Carroll Road Union, ME, 04862 United States (map)


Make merry with Sweetgrass this holiday season. Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery has wines, spirits, and gifts for your holiday table.   Shop and savor local cheese and treats paired with this year’s vintage wines and spirits while viewing holiday themed gingerbread houses. 

Sweetgrass has partnered with the Mid-Coast School of Technology (MCST) Baking class and area bakers for a holiday themed gingerbread house competition.  Student and local bakers will be competing for Best House and a $500 prize.   Shoppers will be able to vote for their favorite.  Judging the competition will be Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery, Kate McAleer of Bixby & Co, and April Morrison of Sugar Spell Sweets.  The judges will determine the winner based on the people’s choice vote in combination with the house’s originality, overall appearance, choice and use of materials, and difficulty of design.

This tasting event will feature local foods, wines, spirits and some of our favorite holiday cocktails, like Boozy Hot Chocolate, Santa’s Little Helper, the Merry Cherry and the Grand Cran.  Proceeds from the holiday cocktails will go the MCST Baking program.

Award winning Appleton Creamery will have an array of their delicious artisan cheese to try and buy including their blue ribbon winner, chèvre in olive oil.  Bixby Bars will sample and sell their delicious candy bars and drinking chocolate.   Sugar Spell Sweets is bringing a wide selection of cookies, candies, and treats made just for the holidays for you to take home. 

Sip, sample, and enjoy your holiday shopping experience.

Earlier Event: November 11
Maine Harvest Festival
Later Event: February 10
Valentine's at Sweetgrass Old Port