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Bar Harbor Cellars Winery

854 Maine 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3907
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Ranked #39 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Wineries
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- Jul 28, 2014
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bangor, me
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28 reviews 28 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have stopped here several times on our way to and from Bar Harbor. We love their wines, on our most recent trip we left with 13 bottles to split between us and another couple. Their Black Barstow and Gewürtztraminer are great. They also make a dessert (icewine) that is wonderful if that's your sort of thing. The only negative... More

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Winchester, Kentucky
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited after seeing the signs up and the grapes growing. We have been to many many wineries and tastings and love to sample Local wines when we travel. When we walked in we were pleasantly surprised at the store. Beautiful rustic area and we thought , ok, this is gonna be good. Like other posters have commented, we,too were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I visited the Cellars with the intention of eating at the farm-to-table restaurant next door, Sweet Pea Cafe. After eating we stopped into the wine tasting room and had a great experience. The store has many local food items beyond wine including cheeses, meats, chocolates, etc. We tried 4 or 5 wines and purchased three bottles as... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hello, went here to see what they had to offer. Did the wine tasting. Enjoyed immensely, although found the man conducting our tasting to not be that friendly. He had us taste everything. I would have preferred just saying I'd like to try this one and this one, but felt like we had to listen to the whole spiel. Anyhow,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I had stopped in on a whim to visit the wine-tasting room and left confused and disappointed. I have lived in Europe for 5 years and know how tasting rooms should operate. The sad thing is - is that my boyfriend had never been to a wine tasting room and was excited to try the different wines;... More

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Livermore, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The store has a great chocolate room with chocolates from a variety of Maine companies. The wine tasting bartender was very knowledgeable of the wines and they pour quite a few. He also was good at suggesting food pairings for the various wines. Didn't care for most of the wines and the fruit was are really, really sweet.

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New Sweden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the wines we tried. I wish we could purchase the wines thoughout he state. I would love to have better access.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Came here for the free wine tasting a couple days ago and were very excited to check out the place. While conversing with your staff we mentioned our place of employment to Joel, he was very rude and insulted my friends and I stating our place of employment in the town was "a horrible company to work for, you wait... More

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bstevens1951, Retail Operations Manager at Bar Harbor Cellars Winery, responded to this review

On behalf of the management and staff of Bar Harbor Cellars, I wish to offer you my most sincere apologies for any conduct to which you took offense at the winery. We are in the hospitality business, and it is most important that all customers be treated in a warm and friendly manner. We offer wine tastings at our downtown... More

Pollock, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bar Harbor Cellars Winery last week. We got to taste a number of their wines crafted on site from local and regionally-grown fruits and European grapes. While the blueberry wine is most popular, we liked the cranberry wine best! The tour and wine tasting are conducted in an historic barn, so... More

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bstevens1951, Retail Operations Manager at Bar Harbor Cellars Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. It sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. Be sure to stop back in the next time you visit Acadia, as we often have something new to try. More

Alfred, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had high hopes when visiting the cellars but were left disappointed. All of their grapes and a lot of their fruit are shipped in (not grown locally), and most of the wines were just ok. The pourer was very knowledgeable, but quite pompous. Overall, if you go it won't be a complete waste of time, but I doubt we... More

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bstevens1951, Retail Operations Manager at Bar Harbor Cellars Winery, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your recent visit to our winery was disappointing to you. I truly believe that most folks who visit find at least one wine that they enjoy. With over 13 varieties, I feel we offer something for everyone. Beyond the wine, our Chocolate Room and Made in Maine gifts are also popular. I would invite you to stop... More

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