She says, “These are the best Frontenac and Marquette wines I’ve ever tasted!” ……… He says, “I’ve visited many wine regions and your white line up is among the best!”
Our reds are produced with locally sourced cold hardy red grapes and American varietals from Washington state, we have created a unique collection of varietals and blends.
Our Whites are fermented to a refreshing dryness. Perfect for summer afternoons and with or without food.
Dine with us
Featuring wine inspired creations using WillowsAwake wines and many locally sourced ingredients. Whether simmered, seared, or baked our menu items are prepared fresh daily by hand and cooked on the stove or in the oven.
No. 10 Eatery Hours
Thursday–Saturday Lunch 11-4, Dinner 4-9 and Sunday Brunch 10-3Don’t miss out! Reservations are highly encouraged. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available upon request at the time of your reservation.
The winery production design continues as we incorporate the most modern and up to date equipment and processes. Working closely with experienced winemakers with knowledge of both Californian and Minnesotan requirements, our crush, press, fermentation and storage equipment are all state of the art. Beyond the visible equipment the not so obvious includes the most modern and environmentally friendly waste water treatment system (outflow so clean we can use for irrigation) and water conservation equipment.
The Tasting Room
The tasting room is the immediate centerpiece experience for your WillowsAwake winery visit. Guests will be able to sample the wines available and make wine purchases. The tasting room features easy access to outdoor spaces and landscaped grounds. The tended walk up bar serves guests pours from a list of products produced by the winery. Enjoy quiet time while strolling among the vines or hang out in the tasting room next to the fireplace. Knowledgeable staff can guide you through the tasting experience or you can opt for an informative tour.
The tasting room is open Thursday – Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Our Great Venues
Birch HillVines to the right, left, and forefront. Birch hill is the highest point on the property. Ideal side by side ceremony and reception location.
Pine CathedralTall pines all around with grassed understory. Enchant your guests with lights, nature, and who knows perhaps a few elves. Ceremony site or unique reception among the trees.
FieldsOpen canvas for your dream set up. Sweeping views of vines, forest, and gardens. Several locations onsite to choose from.
VineyardStriking black trellising makes a great backdrop for your ceremony. Receptions in the vineyard will be the most unique in the State of Maine.
We’re here to help you turn all of your most incredible ideas into real life
Winery Packages include:
- Tables, Chairs
- 15X15 Dance Floor
- 46 x 86 Sperry Sailcloth Tent
- Event Manager and Event Staff
- Set up/Tear down
- Parking Attendant
- Wine Barrels
- Electricity and Water (where necessary)
- One Bar set up (separate fee for service)
- Specialty tables (gift, buffet, cake, guest book)
- Fire Pit (venue dependent)
- Day of Vendor and Rental Coordination
- Vendor Planning/Sourcing (+10% fee)
- Place setting, farm style
- Ceremony benches and/or chairs
- Market lights
- Cloth or Rustic Arbor
- Lawn Games
- Anything else, let’s talk
In 2012, at our startup vineyard (Green Nubble Farm) we planted 8 different cold hardy grape varieties, to assess the suitability of these grapes in our local environment (terroir). Based on our success with these varieties and successes in Minnesota (with harsher conditions), we chose the following varieties for WillowsAwake. The first planting of about 1 acre in 2017, with an additional 7 acres following in 2018. These vines and locally sourced fruit will provide the foundation of our estate grown wines.
Get in Touch
Interested in our venues or finding out more about our vineyard and winery? We’d love to hear from you.