Grippy Tannins, Portland, ME, Grippy Tannins pronounciation

1. A structural component of wine that provides character and texture and frames your drinking experience.

2. A wine shop and tasting lounge in Portland, Maine.

our story

Grippy Tannins’ mission is to make wine more approachable by creating a space to learn about and taste small production wines from all over the world before taking them home to enjoy.

Through a beautifully curated selection of wine, we hope to introduce you to exciting new wines and passionate emerging winemakers that keep you curious and wanting to taste more.


Our wine shop and tasting lounge in Portland’s East End neighborhood is a culmination of our love for wine. All of the wines we have in-stock at the store are available for in-store consumption in our tasting lounge or for purchase in our wine shop. Whether you want to buy a bottle or two for a gathering at home, or taste a few wines in the shop – we’re excited to welcome you.

When you visit us in the shop, our team of wine lovers are more than happy to help choose the perfect bottle. For our in-store tastings, the Grippy Tannins team will curate a tasting based on your taste preferences. We also offer small bites to enjoy while you’re in the shop.  Please note our food offerings change daily.

We’re also looking forward to bringing you events featuring winemakers and partners… more coming soon!

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Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine
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Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine


Friday Flights: Holiday Crowd Pleasers

details: With only 12 days until Christmas approachable, crowd pleasers are bound to be on your wine wish list. This lineup will be a range of 4 red wines under $25 in our shop that will be the hit of your holiday party.

cost: $20 per flight


A Taste of Bubbly with Easterly Wines

details: Nick from Easterly Wines will be in the shop from 5-7 on Thursday, December 19 to give you a taste of bubbly. Here’s the lineup for this free tasting:

De Faveri Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
Domaine Serol Turbullent Gamay Petillant NV
Colin Perles Grises Pet Nat
Landron Atmospheres Vin Mousseux de Qualite

cost: FREE


Friday Flights: Winter Solstice Celebration

details: Who says rose is only for the summer? We will be pouring a diverse lineup of roses that will get you through the winter.

cost: $18 per flight


Friday Flights: Popping Bottles for the New Year

details: Ever wonder what the difference between Prosecco, Cava, Franciacorta and Champagne is? This flight will show you! And you can decide for yourself what you’ll be popping this New Year’s Eve.

cost: TBD


Our modern, relaxing tasting lounge was designed to make you feel like you’re in your own living room. Surrounded by wine and a team of wine enthusiasts, it’s a welcoming space to host your next party, team building event or networking function.

Your tasting experience can be customized to fit your needs. We provide wine, education, nibbles, and a place to mingle and shop. Email us or call us at (207) 747-4524 to see how we can enhance your next event.

We’re now booking holiday parties! Pricing varies depending on party size – contact us for a quote and availability.

shop coming soon

Under $40

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Under $40

Visit Us


16 Middle Street Portland, ME 04101



Retail shop
monday – tuesday 1pm-8pm
wednesday – saturday 11am-8pm

sunday closed

Tasting Lounge

monday – friday 3pm-8pm
saturday 12pm-8pm
sunday closed



Street and garage parking is available.


Wine pick-up

If you’ve ordered over the phone and you want to pick up your wine, park in front of our Middle Street entrance, give us a call, and we will bring your wine out to you! Just remember we will need to check your ID and your name must match with the name on the order.



Owner Lindsey Murray [email protected] (207) 747-4524

Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine

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