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Maine Open Winery Day
10 AM – Noon: Fresh press(es). Watch our newly built homestead press in action as we make fresh, early cider from different varieties of Deer Isle apples. Learn how to build this homestead fruit press.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM The art of Sparkling Cider
Flip McFarland will share his methodology of making still and sparkling ciders and apple cider vinegar, including harvesting and sweating the apples, grinding and pressing, testing, fermentation, and bottling. Enjoy sparkling cider and apple juice samples.
Directions to Rabbit Hill Farm: Take Route 15 onto the island of Deer Isle and proceed to Deer Isle village. As you pass the red house and go down the hill, turn right off Route15 onto Main Street. The Deer Isle Post office and the Pilgrim’s Inn will be on your left. Drive south toward Stonington for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Barbour Farm Road, a dirt road. Keep left and follow 1 mile to the end and up the hill. Drop-off passenger area and handicap parking only are available on the hill. This is a private road and parking is limited. Please drive slowly, and plan to park and walk.