The Tasting Room

Allergies & Special Diets


Food prepared in the Tasting Room may contain the following ingredients: milk, eggs, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy, wheat, sesame. If you have a food allergy, please notify the team member who takes your order - they will be able to work with you to select dishes that do not contain your identified allergen. That said, all Maine Tasting Center dishes are prepared in the same kitchen, which utilizes and keeps on premise all of the common allergens listed above, as well as less common allergens like sesame and corn.

If you follow a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free diet, look for symbols on our menu that identify appropriate dishes. Dishes marked "Vegetarian" do not include meat or seafood but may include dairy, eggs or honey. Dishes marked "Vegan" do not include meat, seafood, dairy, eggs or honey. Dishes marked "Gluten-free" do not include wheat, barley, rye, or triticale. That said, we cannot guarentee that ingredients and prepared foods were produced in kitchens that do not also process wheat ingredients.

If you have any questions or concerns, speak to one of our staff members! They can help you choose suitable dishes, provide information about the ingredients in each of our dishes, and identify the ingredient and prepared food brands that we use in our kitchen.




Reservation & Group Policy


At this time, we do not accept reservations for the Tasting Room - all visits are on a walk-in basis. We have seating available for groups as large as 12, on a first-come first-served basis. If you plan to visit the Tasting Room with a large group, please give us a call in advance so we can better accomodate you. For more structured group outings (tour bus, family reuinion, etc), please check out our Group Tour offerings.




Outside Food & Drink Policy


Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Tasting Room, deck or gazebo. Additionally, alcoholic beverages (beer 4-packs, bottles of wine, etc) purchased in our retail shop may not be consumed anywhere on Maine Tasting Center property. Please order all food and drink for onsite consumption at the bar in the Tasting Room!





The Learning Center

Signing up for Classes


Please register for any classes you plan to participate in prior to your visit. Registration for each class closes the night before, to give us time to prepare the appropriate number of tastings and assemble supplies. If you are registering for a group, we encourage you to reserve your slots early - classes do sell out! If your group is especially large (20 people or more), please contact us about scheduling a private class.





Outdoor Events


General

Accessibility & Inclusion


Maine Tasting Center strives to provide all visitors and employees with equal access to our spaces and services. We offer accessible parking spaces, ADA compliant walk paths and buildings and 4 accessible restrooms (3 in the Tasting Room and 1 in the Learning Center).

All of our restrooms are gender neutral and three of them are single-user (2 in the Tasting Room and 1 in the Learning Center).

If you have suggestions about ways our site could be improved with regards to accessibility or inclusion, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at sara@mainetastingcenter.com.




Pet Policy


Well-behaved dogs are very welcome at Maine Tasting Center and are permitted in all of our outdoor spaces (including the deck and gazebo). The Tasting Room deck offers a special entrance for pets and their owners, plenty of water bowls, and a convenient designated "relief area" complete with waste bags and a trash can. Please note that owners are responsible for the care and supervision of their animals and should keep them on leash and clean up after them at all times! If your pet behaves in a way that poses a threat to the health and safety of MTC staff, visitors or other animals, you will be denied entrance or asked to leave.




Parking


Free parking is available to Maine Tasting Center patrons. We have two accessibile parking spaces, two dedicated bus parking spaces for groups, plenty of regular spaces, and access to overflow parking as needed.




COVID Safety


Per current COVID safety guidelines from the State of Maine, vaccinated patrons and staff are not required to wear masks in indoor or outdoor spaces. Consistent with the U.S. CDC’s guidelines, we strongly recommend that people in Maine who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings while indoors at Maine Tasting Center.