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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.

Find us at 16 Middle Street in Portland’s East End neighborhood. 


Grippy Tannins is a wine shop and tasting lounge in Portland’s East End neighborhood. We feature a curated selection of wine from classic wine growing regions around the world. All of the wines we have in stock are available for enjoyment in the lounge or for purchase to go.

For in-store tastings, we have a rotating list of wines available by the glass and 1/2 glass and we feature a curated flight that changes weekly.  Upcoming flight themes can be found hereCheese and charcuterie boards are offered to enjoy while tasting in the lounge. 

Custom tastings are available for groups of 4 or more and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advanceFor these tastings, the lineup is customized based on your group’s preferences and you are formally guided through your flight of 5 wines.

To make a reservation, order a curated selection of wine for pick up, or to order a gift card please call the shop 207-747-4524 or email

For more about events and weekly flight themes check out the Events Section.

Interested in wine education? Grippy Tannins is home to Maine’s only Wine and Spirits Education Trust Certification Program. Registration for the 2024  WSET Level 3 Certification is now open! It will be held every Monday from 6-8 pm starting in October. Registration is now open at  Space is limited to 15 students.


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Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine

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Events at Grippy Tannins wine shop Portland Maine


The retail shop and lounge is open for tastings Mon-Sat from 1 pm – 6 pm and after 6 pm by reservation. Wine by the glass and half glass are available when the lounge is open. Reservations are not required before 6 pm, but are recommended for larger groups. To make a reservation call 207-747-4524 or email

Custom tastings are available for groups of 4 or more. Custom tastings include a guided tasting through a line-up of 5 wines plus a spread of cheese and charcuterie. The line-up is pre-selected based on the group’s preferences or interests. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation call 207-747-4524 or email

Weekly Curated Flights 

* Themes are subject to change based on wine availability. The cost for 4 x 1/2 glasses ranges from $30-$40
    • week of April 15 – exploring Portugal
    • week of April 22 – exploring Australia
    • week of April 29 – exploring 2023 Rosé Preview
    • week of May 6 – exploring grapes you’ve probably never heard of 


Wednesday, April 24  tasting with de la Boue winemaker Travis Todd 6-8 pm – please RSVP to!

SaturdayApril 27  we will be open until 7:00 pm

MondayApril 29  we will be closing promptly at 6:00 pm for the WSET 3 Exam!

Thursday, May 9  Piedmont Wine Seminar with Cameron Abbott of The Piedmont Guy Import Company 6-8 pm

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for shop updates and event notifications.


This modern, relaxing tasting lounge was designed to make you feel like you’re in your own living room. Surrounded by wine and fellow wine enthusiasts, it’s a welcoming space to host your next celebration, 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 or call the shop at (207) 747-4524 to see how we can enhance your next event.

Pricing varies depending on party size – contact us for a quote and availability.

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Visit Us


16 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101


monday – saturday
1 pm – 6 pm

(open after 6 pm by reservation)

sunday – closed


Street and garage parking is available.

Wine pick-up + delivery

To order a curated selection of wines for pick-up, please call 207-747-4524 or email

If you’ve placed an order over the phone and want to pick-up curbside, park in front of our Middle Street entrance, give us a call, and we will bring your wine out to you. The name on your ID  must match with the name on the order.

Visit for a selection of wines available for delivery.


Lindsey Murray, Owner
(207) 747-4524