Picture this: There's an 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? Yeah, it's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.

 

 

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 - Monday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Tastings include five different varieties of wine, a tour and a souvenir glass for $17 per person
  • Tastings last approximately one hour
  • Public tours are available Monday - Friday + Sundays at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, and on Saturdays at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.
  • This vineyard is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed and are only allowed in the field across from the tasting room

 

 

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GREENVALE VINEYARDS

582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth 
Greenvale Farm, located along the 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:

January - March

  • Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 PM

April - December

  • Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Tastings include seven different varieties of wine and a wine glass to keep for $15 per person
  • Jazz tastings are available every Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 PM May through December and include live jazz music, 7 different types of wine and a wine glass for $20
  • Private tours are available by appointment and include a private vineyard tour followed by a wine tasting of 7 wines and a wine glass
  • This vineyard is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed.

 

 

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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:
  • Sunday - Friday: 11:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

TASTING DETAILS:
  • Enjoy 7 samples of estate wines and a keepsake glass for $14 per person
  • Tastings last approximately one hour
  • This vineyard is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed and are only allowed in the field across from the tasting room

 

 

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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.

 

HOURS:
  • Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday + Saturday: 12:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 - 10:00 PM

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Public guided tours are available at 3:00 PM, no reservation needed
  • Beer tastings include 4 samples for $9
  • This brewery is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed and are only allowed in the outdoor pavilion

 

 

 

 

RAGGED ISLAND BREWING CO.

200 Highpoint Avenue #6B
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.

 
HOURS:
  • Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 3:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 - Monday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

TOUR + TASTING DETAILS:
  • Beer flights include 4 samplings for $13
  • This brewery is dog-friendly, but dogs must be leashed and are only allowed outdoors

 

 

 

 

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