All photos by Susan Axelrod
As of today, Portland-area fans of Back River Gin, Three Crow Rum, Sparkling Cranberry Apple and other wines and spirits produced by Constance and Keith Bodine at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union, can find them much closer to home.
The Bodines are celebrating the opening of the brand spanking new Sweetgrass Farm tasting room and shop at 324 Fore Street TODAY until 8 p.m., offering samples of their products, cupcakes by Kupcakes and chocolates by Dean’s Sweets. It’s across the street from Vena’s Fizz House, which has extended hours today too. If you’ve got nothing else planned for Valentine’s Day (or even if you do), I recommend that you stop in and treat yourself to a few sips and nibbles. The Bodines are delightful and they love to talk about their wines and spirits, which are delicious … especially the gin.
After today, the tasting room and shop will be open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm, with more hours to be added next month, according to Constance Bodine. When the weather warms up for the season, it will be open 7 days a week.