Thinking about Wine?


It’s the great store with the funny little name on Route One in York! Whether you’re after a knock-your-socks-off bottle for a special occasion, or a friendly glass to sip by the fireplace this winter; you’ll find old favorites, new surprises, and a world of possibility at THE CLOWN. The thoughtful, attentive staff will guide you through the most impressive wine selection north of Boston, with hard-to-find vintages and sought after wines, as well as a great selection of wines for $9.99.

Wine Tasting at THE CLOWN! 

Join us Friday, October 12th! With Special Guest Gary Walker from South Portland Wine Company with wines from the wine regions of Italy, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Oregon, California, and a dessert wine from Greece.

Our Wine Tastings are the second Friday of each month, from 5 - 8 p.m.  The Tastings are free, bring a friend! If you'd like to get on our email mailing list and receive a Wine Tasting reminder email with a list of the wines and wine notes, email us at


THE CLOWN has a fun assortment of wine accessories, from canvas wine totes to bottle stoppers, classic and creative corkscrews, and glassware.

One of our favorite new wines.

Chateau Le Bergey 

Bordeaux, France

A Biodynamic Bordeaux for under $15, this gem is a really nice value, and the kind of Bordeaux the French drink every day. Le Bergey is the entry level wine of Château L’Escart, a Bordeaux Supérieur winery run by the Laurent family. In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents' winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752, and is the winemaker and oversees the estate’s vineyards of clay, gravel and limestone soils that are organically farmed. The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux did not disappoint.

For this wine, Le Bergey blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with 40% Merlot, and ages the wine 6 months in French oak. On the nose -- dark fruit aromas of baked cherry, licorice, currant, and hints of dark cocoa. The wine is earthy and soulful on the palate with concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, licorice, blackberry followed dry tannins and focused fruit on the finish. This is a serious Bordeaux that can be enjoyed every day of the week.


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