As the winery's website testifies, "As a top producer of quality fruit wines in the country, we've surprised a few people with the range and sophistication of our wines. When a local friend shipped a few bottles of Bartlett's Blueberry Reserve to France, the tasters refused to believe it was pressed from blueberries. Our aging process, which includes using French and American oak, creates wonderfully complex, open-palated wines sure to please even the most dedicated traditionalist. While grape chardonnays imply notes of apple or pear, our dry white wines are pressed from them! Our reds come from local 100% pure hand-raked blueberries that create a robust wine, evocative of the surrounding woods and Atlantic seabreezes."
And here's a small snipet from a local Maine magazine: _________________________________________________
Written by Nick Gosling
Out and ABout in Downeast Maine, Thursday, 27 July 2006
After moving here in 1975, winemaker Bob Bartlett soon learned that growing grapes in Maine was a fruitless endeavor. Instead, he turned to the Maine version of the grape — the blueberry — for inspiration and decided to stay in the area to produce high-quality fruit wines.