Picture it: There's a (sanitized) Adirondack chair with your name on it among the grapes on a crisp day as the warm light settles over the vines in the background. A glass of local, aromatic red wine is your company.

Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

 

VINEYARDS

 

NEWPORT VINEYARDS

909 E Main Road, Middletown 
Newport Vineyards includes a 60-acre vineyard, restaurant, cafe, marketplace, tasting room and tank room. The vineyard was originally established in 1977 with the goal of producing fine wines as a way of preserving agricultural land from rapid development. Today, they produce a variety of quality, award winning wines.

 

HOURS:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • Advance table reservations are required for visiting.
  • There is an 1.5 hour limitation on all table reservations.
  • Maximum reservation party size is 8 guests. 
  • Full guidelines

 

 

 

GREENVALE VINEYARDS

582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth 
Greenvale Farm, located along scenic Sakonnet River, has been in the same family since 1863. The vineyard, which has been family operated since 1982, serves 100% estate grown, award-winning wines created from 27 acres of grapes and nurtured by rich history and a commitment to the preservation of open space. 

 

HOURS:

Winter Hours: January 14 - March

  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Summer Hours: April - December

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - Sunset
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM

 

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE:

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Tastings include seven different varieties of wine and a wine glass to keep for $15 per person
  • This vineyard is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • At this time, Greenvale Vineyard is not taking reservations—Tastings are on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Private tours are currently paused
  • Group sizes are limited to 8 people per table or up to 15 if you bring your own blankets to the picnic area

 

 

 

CAROLYN'S SAKONNET VINEYARD

162 W Main Road, Little Compton
Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard opened in 1975 in Little Compton on the notion that the micro climate and soil conditions found along the Southeastern New England coast closely resemble some of the great wine regions of the world (Think: France). The vineyard sits on 163 acres of land and produces 19 wines.

 

HOURS:
  • Friday - Monday: 12:00 - 4:00 PM

 

TASTING DETAILS:
  • Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard is not offering traditional wine tastings at this time—tasting flights, wine by the bottle, and grab and go food items still available
  • Outdoor lawn seating is open on a first come, first serve basis
  • Vineyard provided seating is limited. Feel free to bring your own blanket or chair
  • Dogs are not permitted on property at this time

 

COVID-19 UPDATES


 

 

BREWERIES

 

NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING CO.

293 JT Connell Road, Newport
Newport Craft Brewing Co. was originally founded in 1909 by four college friends. It was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island, and has since created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From a large selection of brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years. 

In addition to craft brews, their Newport location also distills, ages and bottles an assortment of gin, vodka, amaro, single-barrel rum, moonshine and whiskey. All spirits are distilled from cane and are gluten free with the exception of Sea Fog Whiskey.

Visit their tasting room, located at the entrance of their Newport brewing facility, to sample the latest brews and spirits, or make your way out to the seasonal pavilion and kick back with a local brew.

 

HOURS:
  • Monday, Thursday: 12:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

 

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Beer tastings include 4 samples for $9
  • Outdoor pavilion is dog-friendly—doggy treats available upon request!

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • Public tours are on a temporary pause and will resume when it is safe to do so
  • Social distancing guidelines must be followed while on property indoors and outdoors.

 

 

 

RAGGED ISLAND BREWING CO.

Taproom: 200 Highpoint Avenue #6B, Portsmouth 
Farm Beer Garden: 54 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth
Established in 2017 by old friends, Ragged Island exists to share a passion for indulgent libations. Head Brewer Tony Barber brings skills he developed over years working in the industry to keep the tap lines flowing with a diverse and constantly evolving lineup of beer. The local brewing co. based in Portsmouth recently expanded, now encompassing a taproom and a 37-acre farm location where they host open-air events alongside hop fields, walking trails and greenhouses. 

 
HOURS:

Taproom

  • Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 3:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Farm Beer Garden

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00-8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00-6:00 PM

 

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE:

 

TASTING DETAILS:
  • Beer tastings include 4 samples for $10
  • This brewery is dog-friendly

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • The taproom is currently open on a first come first serve basis
  • There is a maximum of 8 people per table

 

 

 

TAPROOT BREWING COMPANY

909 E Main Road, Middletown 
Equipped with a state-of-the-art seven-barrel brewhouse, Taproot Brewing is the new brewing company out of Newport Vineyards focusing on unfiltered hop-forward beers made in small batches and meant to be enjoyed immediately for the ultimate freshness.

 

HOURS:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Enjoy wine and Taproot beer flights, glasses, pints, and farm to table fare from the kitchen
  • Beer flights include 4 samplings for $14

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • Advance reservations are required
  • The marketplace is open Tuesday - Sunday (no reservation needed) for retail purchases
  • There is an 1.5 hour limitation on all table reservations
  • The current maximum reservation size is 8 guests
  • Full guidelines

 

 

 

TWELVE GUNS BREWING

549 Metacom Avenue, Bristol
Twelve Guns Brewing opened in 2019 helmed by a Connecticut Native who knew he wanted to open a brewery in Rhode Island. The name, Twelve Guns, is a nod to Rhode Island history and the U.S.S. Providence, a 12-gun ship which was one of the first ships commissioned by the Continental Navy. The 10 barrel craft brewery is Bristol's first and only brewery and tap room, boasting 8 rotating beers on tap with food trucks and pop-ups present on the weekends. 

 

HOURS:
  • Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 8:00 PM

 

TASTING DETAILS:

 

Pro tip: Hungry? You can order Chomp Kitchen & Drinks delivery right to the taproom.

 

 

 

REJECTS BEER CO.

124 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
Named after the small plot of sand next to Bailey's Beach known as Rejects Beach, Rejects Beer Co. was formed in 2020 after more than a year of planning and construction. The hyper-local brewery is located in an 1880 square foot converted garage overlooking Easton's Pond and pays tribute to the area's surfing scene. The vibe: Retro counter culture meets 80's basement. Inside you'll find a 28-seat bar with six beers on tap alongside neon lighting and oak wooden barrels housing the latest brews. Outside, you'll find a patio equipped with a fire pit and socially-distanced seating. 

 
HOURS:
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 3:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 8:00 PM

 

TASTING DETAILS:

 

 

 

SOWAMS CIDER WORKS COMPANY

98 Child Street, Warren
Sowams Cider Company in Warren has been around for eight years growing high-tannin, cider-friendly apples on land and fermenting them in the cellar of their storefront to produce high-quality cider. Make your way over to enjoy a flight or a glass in their tasting room.

 

HOURS:
  • Thursday - Saturday: 2:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM

 

COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • Tastings are currently limited to the outdoor seating area only.

 

 

 

 

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