Winemaker Michael Terrien

Today’s Press Herald includes an article about Maine native and California winemaker Michael Terrien. Terrien was raised by back to the landers and fished with Linda Greenlaw before moving to California and getting his start in the wine industry.

The winemaker’s trip to Maine in May was a special event because Browne Trading Co. is the only retail market in the country that sells his chardonnay. He plans to return later this month to begin a new project working with Maine blueberries – more on that later.

“I’m so impressed with Portland’s – and Maine’s in general – food scene,” Terrien said. “It’s just mind-boggling how the quality is way beyond what it should be for the population size.”