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Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery
152 Fairfield Street
Oakland, Maine 04963

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Our Mission

To produce excellent wines and spirits from local Maine agricultural products – and to have fun doing it!

In the beginning, we just wanted wine we could afford …

After graduating from Colby College in 1976, Bruce Olson spent his time building houses, installing radiant flooring, becoming a licensed boiler installer and energy educator, taking ballroom dance lessons, and raising sheep. Karen Heck, who’d graduated from Colby in ’74, had worked in and started nonprofits.

After 20 years of both living in and around Waterville, they finally met in 1996. Shortly after that, they moved in together and started drinking a lot of wine to wash down the sheep dogs and lamb chops Bruce had stored in the freezer from his sheep-herding days.

When their tastes began to require wines they couldn’t really afford to drink, Karen suggested Bruce start making wine. In 2010, after 12 years of dazzling their friends with his fermenting skills, Bruce renovated the barn he’d bought to house the trimaran he’d built, and opened Tree Spirits.

In 2012, Karen and Bruce got married and today, Tree Spirits offers apple, pear, and maple picnic and sparkling wines and brandies, a maple port called Maple Storm, two brandy-based drinks we call subLimes Pear and Pom, a sparkling sangria we call Pomegranate Spritzer, Absinthe, and Limoncello.

Tree Spirits is located just minutes from Colby College and the creative arts community of downtown Waterville and is easily accessed off I-95 exits 127 and 130. Come visit our tasting room and see why judges from both coasts agree that our locally sourced and produced wines and spirits are winners!

Unlisted fruit/exotic products from Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery: Along with their fruit wine, Tree Spirits makes nationally award-winning spirits with locally sourced fruit, including: Pear Brandy, Applejack, Absinthe Verte, Knotted Maple, and Limoncello.

How to order: It’s easy peasy. Just click the BUY NOW button and use the Vinoshipper page to place your order.

Deals: Save 5% on orders of 6 bottles, 10% on case (12) orders, mixed or same.

Shipping: Orders ship UPS ground.

Ships to: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Retail Availability: Click for list, Click the link to see where Tree Spirits wines are sold at retail in Maine.

Tasting room sales: Yes

All listed fruit/exotic products from Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery:

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  • Apple Picnic Wine label.

    2020 Apple Picnic Wine

    Variety: Apple
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Why limit your picnics to summer? Whether on the slopes, a hike, the beach, or just at home, this light, crisp apple wine is fun and flavorful. Pair it with cheese, pork, chicken, Thai food, or anything else you like to eat while having fun. Serve chilled. More…

    $13.99
    Semi-Dry
    Wine

  • 2020 Maple Picnic Wine

    Variety: Maple
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    A hint of caramel and nuts with a subtle maple finish make this a perfect wine for appetizers and dessert. Serve chilled with creamy cheeses and desserts, salted nuts, and chocolate. More…

    $13.99
    Semi-Sweet
    Wine

  • Maple Storm label.

    2020 Maple Storm

    Variety: Maple
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Port-like dessert wine. It can’t be called port because it’s not from Portuguese grapes, but it is port-like in style and sweetness. A delicious blend of our maple wine and our Knotted Maple 80-proof spirit, with notes of caramel and nuts. Maple Storm is perfect for sipping after dinner in front of a fire or out on the deck under the moon. Makes the end of any day special. More…

    $18.50
    Sweet
    Dessert Wine

  • 2020 Pear Picnic Wine

    Variety: Pear
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Light and crisp with a subtle hint of pear. This wine goes perfectly with any outdoor activity from grilling to just sitting on the porch admiring the view. More…

    $13.99
    Semi-Dry
    Wine

  • Pear subLime label shot.

    2020 Pear subLime

    Variety: Ginger, Lime, Pear
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    This “adult juice” is one of the most versatile and delicious drinks you can find. A yummy blend of Tree Spirits’ Pear Brandy, pear and lime juice, and a dash of ginger bitters that you can enjoy on its own, warm or cold, or mixed with sparkling water or wine, bourbon, or just about anything! More…

    $18.99
    Sweet
    "Adult Juice"

  • Pomegranate Spritzer Sparkling Sangria label.

    2020 Pomegranate Spritzer

    Variety: Apple, Ginger, Lime, Pomegranate
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Sparkling sangria made from apple wine, pomegranate, and lime. Enjoy the taste of pomegranate, ginger bitters, and lime with apple wine and brandy – and bubbles! Ready to pour. Served chilled. More…

    $18.99
    Sweet
    Sparkling Wine

  • Pomegranate subLime label.

    2020 Pomegranate subLime

    Variety: Apple, Ginger, Lime, Pomegranate
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    This “adult juice” blends Applejack, pomegranate, lime, and a dash of ginger bitters. Delicious served hot (like mulled wine), cold, or mixed with sparkling water, wine, or just about anything. More…

    $18.99
    Sweet
    "Adult Juice"

  • Sparkling Apple Extra Dry label.

    2020 Sparkling Apple (extra dry)

    Variety: Apple
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    International award-winning Tree Spirits Sparkling Apple Extra Dry starts with fruit grown in the Kennebec River valley, where the climate is ideal for apples sweetened by late-season frost. These apples yield a sparkling wine that is dry and well balanced. Perfect for special occasions, toasting a friend, in sangria or as a topper to mixed drinks. Or serve chilled with hors d’oeuvres. It’s especially nice with apples and cheese. More…

    $18.99
    Dry
    Sparkling Wine

  • Sparkling Maple label.

    2020 Sparkling Maple (demi-sec)

    Variety: Maple
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Often, the best things in life are unexpected. Our first batch of sparkling maple wine refused to ferment all the way to extra dry, but people loved it and Maple Demi-sec was born. This international award-winning sparkling maple wine is slightly sweeter than the Apple or Pear (extra dry), with a distinct maple flavor. Serve chilled. Great with dessert or for Sunday brunch. More…

    $18.99
    Semi-Dry
    Sparkling Wine

  • 2020 Sparkling Pear (extra dry)

    Variety: Pear
    Made by: Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery, Maine

    Made from locally produced pear cider, this sparkling wine will remind you of Prosecco. Beautiful golden color and a hint of pear. A food-friendly wine that’s also great by itself. Serve chilled. More…

    $18.99
    Dry
    Sparkling Wine