This is Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, Maine, a hop and a skip north of Camden,
Bettina Doulton is the fun loving energetic owner of Cellardoor, and twice each year she hosts the most incredible events which draw people from all over. The summer one, Pop the Cork, you can read about here, and today we will experience the fall event Vinfest, an amazing production with varied entertainment, terrific food and a setting that would be a standout no matter where it occurred. Where to start?
and the jeweled piano is one that would make Liberace proud!
But the real drama occurred when the gauzy curtain revealing the dining area was raised. What a magical setting with feathers and boas and softly glowing chandeliers that took my breath away. There is absolutely nothing small town about the ambiance created here!
The kitchen area was a hive of activity with the invited chefs working furiously to prepare their course and have it on the table in a timely fashion. Be assured that each one from appetizer to dessert was divine and, of course, complemented with a paired Cellardoor wine.
With dinner over, it’s time for the next round of entertainment which this year featured the Commodores whose music gets everyone on their feet, dancing or swaying to the beat. These guys have been together since 1968, and their sound is as timely as ever.
Such a night, of course, has to come to an end but the memory lingers on. A huge thank you to Bettina for allowing the rest of us to join in her fun. Most of us can’t wait until next year to do it all again!
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