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Our Favorite Part of our Portland Trip

Our White Wine and Oyster Sail was the most memorable part of our trip to Portland, Maine. Erica... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kyle D
Kinderhook, New York
An amazing and memorable experience!

If you have not experienced a Wine Wise cruise, you are missing out on an event of a lifetime! A... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Westchester County, NY
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Wine and food pairing education at it's best! Choose from our highly rated Wine (and food) Walks in Portland, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine where you'll taste delicious wines with paired fresh fare at a series of great restaurants. Or...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-619-4630
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went on a wine and oyster cruise. The oysters were shucked on the boat and amazing. Plenty of oysters!!! There was also cheese, fruit and crackers and plenty of those as well. There was enough wine but hey there could always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our White Wine and Oyster Sail was the most memorable part of our trip to Portland, Maine. Erica was communicative via e-mail to ensure guests were prepared with details of where and when to meet. Parking is tricky near the harbor so walking is recommended....More

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

First, the picture in the add is deceiving. You board a beautiful sailboat that only has seating for about a third of the quests. Instead of the food pictured, you stand in line to get some cheese, fruit and crackers. The sail does not pair...More

2  Thank michaelle0510
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you have not experienced a Wine Wise cruise, you are missing out on an event of a lifetime! A group of 10 friends and family connected for a glorious evening aboard the sailboat Frances, sipping wines from various regions of Spain and reveling in...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

In a nutshell, Loved it!! Weather was perfect. Erica was so great as was Captain (and ship owner and ship builder) Megan. Two hours sailing in the bay drinking 5 different sparkling wines. Not overcrowded although not everyone can sit down. Food was crackers and...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had a great time walking and tasting at different establishments. All four restaurants were unique and had their own personality. A couple of the places we will be going back too. The "walking" part of the tour was short. The terrain however, included uneven...More

Thank S P
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We joined a California wine tasting as part of a bachelorette weekend in Portland. We had an amazing time! The wines were each unique and delicious, and the food was even better. It was great being able to walk around the city, experience different restaurants,...More

1  Thank Candice L
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were on a Girlfriend's getaway to Portland from Annapolis and one of our travelers was in charge of activities. She signed us up for the Oysters and Wine walking tour knowing that none of us are beer lovers (which clearly Portland is known for!)....More

1  Thank lsnyder
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and I have been on 4 wine events with Erica. 2 wine walks in Portland and 2 one week wine vacations, one in Napa and Sonoma last year and one in Burgundy France this year. Erica's flawless logistics , never ending smiles and...More

1  Thank Willis E
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the Champagne & Oyster cruise she had arranged on Oct. 9th. She had five champagnes and five different kinds of oysters. There champagne pours and the amount of oysters where plentiful. If we're ever back in the area I take ANY tour...More

1  Thank TJ H
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25 August 2017|
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Response from NuclearMamma | Reviewed this property |
Frances sails from the Maine State Pier, located behind Casco Bay Lines at the intersection of Franklin and Commercial Streets.
Rod P
25 July 2017|
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Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Yes, you certainly can bring you're own food and eating utensils on board.
9 April 2017|
Response from Erica A | Property representative |
Hi Thomas, Thank you for inquiring about Wine Wise events. We have many different events and tours that vary in price. The best way to check costs for a specific tour is on our website winewiseevents. You can see full... More