For the last six years I have been making Elderberry Wine in small quantities and just for friends and family. The feedback has been very good and I have been encouraged to expand the wine making and become a full-fledged winery. My son Adam and I are now crafting Elderberry Wines.
We are very excited about this venture. I have enjoyed the farming experience and now we are looking forward to bringing that experience full circle with the winery. Crafting wine means there will not be any berries for sale anymore and I want to thank all of you that have supported us in the past. Elderberries are an important medicinal crop and the bushes are easy to grow. I would encourage any of you who want the berries to make the syrup to plant a couple of bushes. There are a lot of nurseries that sell elderberries bushes.
Thank you and I hope you will be interested in the wines when they become available.
The last two years I have been building an octagon barn for the elderberries and the equipment. I thought I would post some pictures of the project in the articles section of the web site.
I want to thank all of you who supported our farm this past year and I hope you have enjoyed the elderberries. I continue to be surprised and very pleased with the interest in and the demand for the elderberries.
2010 was the first production year for the Maine Elderberry Farm. The Goodbarns and the Adams1 produced a substantial crop for the first year. The Haschbergs will take a few years to produce but should start in 2011. The second acre was be planted in the spring of 2011 and is starting to produce now. More Goodbarn, Adams1 and Haschbergs were be planted. I have also found substantial research to support the Aronia Berry as an equally important addition to the farm. Aronia berries were planted in the spring of 2011. We planted pear trees in 2008 and they are now producing well if we can keep the crows out. This year(2015) we planted cherry and peach trees. And in 2016 we will plant blueberries.
We will continue to update this site as the products become available. Our wines will be available in 2017.