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The Sow’s Ear Winery


Traditional English-style hard ciders are produced at The Sow’s Ear Winery. The ciders are made from the apples from owner Tom Hoey's orchard and some of the wild trees on the Blue Hill Peninsula.  The cider is fermented by the wild yeasts in the sixty-gallon oak barrels at cool temperatures in Tom’s cool stone cellar. The Sparkling Cider which Tom produces at The Sow’s Ear is fermented by the method champenoise, in which the effervescence is produced by secondary fermentation in the bottle. Our products include:

  • sparkling cider
  • rhubarb wine
  • sparkling rhubarb wine
  • blueberry wine
  • wild berry wine
  • chokecherry wine

Find The Sow's Ear cider and wines at the Blue Hill Co-op, the Belfast Co-op, Tradewinds in Blue Hill, and The Natural Living Center in Bangor. 

Read about our cider in this 2016 article from the Mount Desert Islander!

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Type of Activity


  • Winery/Cidery

Main Characteristics

  • Beverages

Type of Activity

  • Cider House & Cider Tastings
  • Winery & Vineyard Wine Tastings