Tasting Room & Gift Shop

Our ‘rustic sleek’ tasting room is a perfect backdrop for you to sip and enjoy our wines.

Tasting Room & Gift Shop

The Building

After an extensive renovation, the building that used to house Dodge’s Cider Mill now houses our manufacturing room, tasting room and gift shop. The décor is ‘roughly sleek’ with an eclectic combination of original wood beams, reclaimed wood, leather chairs, contemporary lighting and sound system.  It is truly a unique and inviting space to relax, sip, snack and shop.

The Experience

When the winery is open, the tasting room is open! You may sample any wine you choose or you can purchase a “flight” which will give you the opportunity to evaluate at least five wine samples and hear the story behind each wine.  Here is an example of our flight menu. We also sell wine by the glass and small bites.

Because we have limited space, we recommend a reservation if your group is 6-8 people. Please email Lauren at tastingroom@millriverwines.com to check availability. If your group is 8 or larger,  please email Laura at Laura@millriverwines.com to get information about renting the winery for private tasting.

Often, we have barrel tastings and taste tests where you are able to help Donna and Rick develop new wine blends.  On weekends, select weekdays or by appointment explore our wine making process with a tour of our manufacturing room.

‘Dirt to Bottle’ Tours

During the warmer months (May through October), complimentary ‘Dirt to Bottle’ tours are offered on select Saturdays and Sundays.  Please look under the Events tab for tour times. This tour includes a walk through our vineyard and a peek at our manufacturing room. The vineyard part of the tour is weather permitting. (Tour is approximately 30 minutes.)

The  Local Shopping Experience

We carry locally inspired wine accessories and specialty foods to pair with wine for a birthday, holiday or to make things easy for your entertaining.  Our foods complement the Mediterranean diet which include, natural foods, artisan cheeses, oils, and chocolate. One popular item is Ariston Extra Virgin Olive Oil imported from Greece and Ariston Balsamic Vinegar imported from Modena, Italy that can be purchased prepackaged or as an economical refillable containers.

We also feature a large selection of Mill River private label preserves and salsas along with gourmet dips from Halladay’s Harvest Barn.  Fresh international  meats & cheeses Spain and Italy are available for you to snack on while you sip wine.  Of course you can’t have wine without chocolate!  Our selection of local chocolates from Winfrey’s and Seacoast Sweets are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

In addition to the tasting room and gift shop, the winery property contains our manufacturing facility, where all our Select, Mill River and Plum Island wines are produced and bottled. If you are interested in a tour of our facilities…just ask!  Our vineyard, planted in spring 2012, consists of apple trees, Cayuga White Grapes and Frontenac Grapes.

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