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2nd Annual Wine Our Way
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Annual Wine Our Way

We are excited to announce that our annual Wine Our Way event will be on October 5, 2019 at WillowsAwake Winery! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts in the Maine wine, beer and cider industries as they discuss producing and selling their products in the state. The panel discussion will be followed by a tasting of wine, beer and cider, as well as hors d’oeuvres made from local farm ingredients. Guests will be given the opportunity to tour the WillowsAwake vineyard and tasting room at this beautiful new Maine winery. We are thrilled to announce our panelists for this event:

Sean Bailey, Founder, Fat Friar’s Meadery

Lynn Chadwick, Owner & Head Distiller, Chadwick’s Craft Spirits

Wade Faulkingham, Estate Director, WillowsAwake Winery

Nick Favreau, Director, Woodside Hop House

Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director, Maine Farm Bureau

Be sure to arrive by 2PM to catch the full panel conversation!

This is a 21+ event.

Interested in being a sponsor or on the host committee? Please contact us at

Host Committee

Christie and Rob Bane, Brenda Chandler and Tony Lyons, Micki and Jeff Colquhoun, Mary J. Herman, Andrea Itkin and Ben Ellison, Martha Kempe and Richard Chalmers, Catherine Martin, Sharyn Pohlman,
Pam and Don Russell, Barbara and Richard Russo, Jule Selbo and Mark Winkworth, Meg Sideris,
Syliva Stevens and Fred Williams

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Amor Towles in Conversation with Richard Russo
6:00 PM18:00

Amor Towles in Conversation with Richard Russo

Join Wayfinder Schools for our annual author event! This year's event will be held April 11, 2019 at Hannaford Hall in Portland, and will feature New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. Towles is the author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility. Russo is the author of more than a dozen books, including Nobody’s FoolEmpire Falls and The Destiny Thief.  Sponsorship of this event includes tickets to the conversation as well as a catered reception with the authors. Contact us at for sponsorship information.

Author Reception will begin at 6pm followed by the reading which will begin at 7pm.


Paul Andrews, Marcy and Bill Black, Martha and Reade Brower, Ella and Lowell Brown,
Brenda Chandler and Tony Lyons, Lane and Brock Clarke, Micki and Jeff Colquhoun,
Kim and Dan Dorsky, Melissa Duffy, Alice B. Gorman, Kathy and Rick Grossman, Brian Gryzmski,
Lynn Hallett, Whitney Harvey, Mary J. Herman, Andrea Itkin and Ben Ellison, Susan Koch,
Catherine Martin, Carolyn and Dick McGoldrick, Jerry McQueeney, Pam and Don Russell,
Barbara and Richard Russo, Jule Selbo and Mark Winkworth, Meg Sideris,
Sylvia Stevens and Fred Williams

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1:00 PM13:00

Wine Our Way


Join us at WillowsAwake Winery & Vineyard in Leeds, ME for Wine Our Way! The event will feature a vineyard tour, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the chance to hear from nationally recognized enologist Drew Horton who will be presenting wines produced from cold hardy grape vines, developed specifically for the northern regions of the United States. Guests will be able to taste different varietals while helping to determine Maine wine preferences.


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