Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery - Union, ME
In 2000, Elmer & Holly Savage purchased the 95 acre farm from Elmer's parents and began planning for its future. The desire to preserve the farming tradition here needed to coexist with the financial realities of agriculture. The farm's blueberry fields offered great potential, but the lack of profitability for blueberry growers gave us incentive to look for possible value added products for our crop.
They began to explore some of the great blueberry wines being produced. This soon led to the possibility of growing grapes as well. They were impressed by the opportunity to expand into this niche market. They explored vineyards and wineries near and far, and found people willing to help around every corner. In 2002 we planted the first two acres of Their vineyard. Since that time, They have expanded to nearly four acres with ten varieties of grapes. They have spent the past fourteen years growing Their vineyard from the ground up and advancing their wine making from hobby level to small scale commercial production.