Vineyards to Visit
One of Rhode Island’s most surprising roles is the one it plays in the quality wine industry emerging from the eastern seaboard. New England’s climate, moderated by its close proximity to the ocean, provides the area with an ideal growing season for several varieties of wine-making grapes.
Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. www.newportvineyards.com
Greenvale Vineyards produces small quantities of exceptional estate grown wines. They are located long the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, RI, five miles north of downtown Newport. www.greenvale.com
Other nearby vineyards include:
Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, RI
Langworthy Farm Winery, Westerly, RI
Diamond Hill Vineyards, Cumberland, RI