Whether you're a lifelong wine connoisseur or a newbie still trying to discern Malbec from Merlot, Kennebunkport has several spots to sample wines from around the world. Maybe you're looking for a bottle to enjoy in back at your room in our boutique hotel, Captain Fairfield Inn, or for a glass at the bar of a lively watering holes—either way, the shops and restaurants of the Kennebunks have the perfect wine waiting. Here's three spots where you'll find fine wine in Kennebunkport:
This upbeat wine bar has a cozy vibe and a great widely-varied menu of small plates. The wine list focuses on noteworthy wines from small, family-owned vineyards and offers nearly twenty wines by the glass. Expect to find wines from the new and old worlds plus from offbeat regions like New York's Finger Lakes, Lebanon, and South Africa. Try the Bluet, a Maine sparking wine made from blueberries.
Diners have been raving about Chef Shannon Bard's Spanish-themed restaurant since it opened last August. Bard's commitment to authenticity is evident on the wine list with its expansive selection of Spanish wines. Unless you're a Spanish wine buff, ask the staff for help selecting a wine to pair with tapas like oxtail-stuffed peppers and patatas bravas. If you're looking for a great deal on a glass (or two) of wine in Kennebunkport, you can enjoy a flight of 3 wines for $14 and learn more about the world of Spanish wine.
Forget any negative expectations you may have about a general store's wine selection when you step into H.B.'s. A longtime favorite with locals and visitors alike, H.B.'s has a wine for a casual beach picnic or an upscale home-cooked meal. Look for natural wines from Dirty and Rowdy, a California winemaker whose wife has roots in Maine.