Monday, October 13, 2014
We took a little saunter up Route 1 (heading Downeast) on Saturday looking for some fall colors. We checked out the Farmers' Market in Bath and later stopped at Reny's Department Store, the Maine Adventure, where I bought a pair of winter boots and a blaze orange hoodie for moving wood during hunting season here. We stopped in Camden for a late lunch. At the Camden Deli, I tried the 1/2 roast beef sandwich and a dish of seafood chowder, while Elenka sampled the veggie focaccia. Both were delicious and worth the wait. After venturing in quite a few shops, we were off for the main attraction and final destination of our road trip. It was just a short jaunt over to Lincolnville's Cellardoor Winery. Many a time over the last few years we've been in the area but never stopped. Saturday we did. The main 'tasting room' is a surprisingly large, two floor barn decorated with wine accoutrements and lots of smiling faces and laughter. We settled in the upstairs open room that looked out over their vineyards and down on the room below(seen here). There is an interesting story that goes with the winery's logo that appears on their bottles. It seems that at the turn of the 20th Century a hobo stopped by the farmhouse looking for work and a safe place to rest. He carved a design on the door that looks like the letter 'H'. In his reality, it symbolized two travelers reaching out at a welcoming place and shaking hands. In the 'hobo world' this marking meant that this building was a safe place to stop, rest and get substance.
I don't especially like the logo. Take a look. You be the judge.
We will return though.
It was a fun afternoon.