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Wine Camp in Camden, Maine

Tuesday Sep 1, 2009
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For those looking for a truly unique get-away, the Camden Harbour Inn and Cellardoor Winery in midcoast Maine have partnered to create the experience of a lifetime: Wine Camp. Highlighted in the Wall Street Journal’s June article on "Camps for Grown-Ups," the 2009 Cellardoor Wine Camp features hands-on winemaking education paired with a resplendent stay at the luxurious Camden Harbour Inn, gourmet meals, and quintessential coastal Maine excursions such as schooner day-trips and leaf-peeping hikes up Mt. Battie. The Wine Camp will be held from October 12-16.

"Based on the immense popularity of our series of Winemaking Classes this summer, Maine residents and visitors are clearly enjoying truly ’experiential’ retreats this year," said Bettina Doulton, owner of Cellardoor Winery. "Wine Camp offers just that and more in a relaxed, fun and comfortable environment."

Raymond Brunyanszki, owner of the Camden Harbour Inn added, "Campers will be pampered during their stay, and will literally leave with a truly unique souvenir - wine made by their own hands. It’s the best of all worlds - a luxurious learning vacation."

Included in the Camp package:

  • 4 nights in one of the Camden Harbour Inn’s luxurious guestrooms or suites including:
  • turndown service with handmade Belgian chocolates every night
  • wireless internet access in all rooms
  • coffee, tea and bottled water in all rooms, as well as complimentary DownEast coffee, Mighty Leaf tea, pastries and snacks all day in the lounge
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • use of DVD library including the latest movies
  • Wine Camp welcome reception at the Inn with Prosecco and special hors d’oeuvres
  • All meals during the four-day trip, including an a la carte Champagne breakfast every morning at Natalie’s, the award winning restaurant at the Inn, a luncheon at Prism Glass & Gallery Café in Rockland, a dinner at The Edge at The Inn at Ocean’s Edge in Lincolnville, and a Natalie’s farewell 5-course tasting dinner including wine pairings selected by French wine connoisseur and owner of Belfast’s Easterly Wines, Jack Scully
  • Transportation to Wine Camp activities
  • Wine classes and educational programs at Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard
  • Winemaking kit
  • A cooking class with Natalie’s Executive Chef Lawrence Klang
  • Special outings and activities including a Maine winery tour, kayaking tour, and a sailing trip on the Schooner Olad (weather permitting, rain programs available).

    The Wine Camp package starts at $1,650 plus tax per person based on double occupancy and includes gratuity. For more information or to make reservations for this exclusive package, call the Camden Harbour Inn (800) 236-4266. More information and a full itinerary of the four days can be found at www.camdenharbourinn.com and www.mainewine.com.

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