Rhode Island Wineries
Rhode Island’s coastal location and spring-fall climate makes for surprisingly tasty terroir. Our award-winning vineyards are situated on beautiful (and sometimes historic) properties, sport gorgeous views, and delicious varietals, from reds to roses, whites to ice wines. Most are open for tours and tastings, some serve food or invite guests to bring their own to enjoy with their wine. Check individual wineries before visiting as reservations are currently required for most locations.
BLACKSTONE VALLEY WINERIES
Diamond Hill Vineyards has been cultivating pinot noir grapes since 1976, in the French tradition, using new French oak barrels for aging. They also create wine from local New England fruits. All wines are made onsite in small batches and include their Pinot Noir, Scarlet Run Red, River Valley White, "One Off" White, Lush Cherry, Cranberry Apple, Peach, and Blueberry wines. Wine can be purchased to take home or enjoyed on the property rain or shine.
Mulberry Vineyards in the historic town of Chepachet is located on the Andrew Brown homestead (1730). They offer Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, and White Merlot (Blush) for white wines; and Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve for red wines. They're open for outdoor seating and guests are invited to bring a picnic and chairs to enjoy their tasting hours.
NEWPORT COUNTY WINERIES
Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton is New England's oldest vineyard, founded in 1975. Grapes are picked by hand and barrel-aged in French, Hungarian, Russian and American oak. White wines include Blanc de Blancs and White Lotus. Rosé wines include 2012 Sacred Rosé and Eye of the Storm. Reds include NV Rhode Island Red and NV Blessed Blend Red. They also offer a selection of dessert wines. There is limited outdoor seating but guests are free to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy wines and lite bites.
Newport Vineyards is situated on more than 100 acres of historically preserved farmland in Middletown and offers estate-grown wines, locally sourced food (both at the vineyard and at the onsite Brix Restaurant, and fresh, locally made beer at their adjacent Taproot Brewing Company. White wines include Moon Song Chardonnay, Island white, and Riesling. Rosé wines include Bellevue Blush and Dry Rosé; while reds include Rochambeau and Cabernet Franc. They also offer specialty wines. Enjoy wine (and beer) flights overlooking the vines along with a 100% scratch cooking menu.
Greenvale Vineyards is a sixth generation family farm along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth. The vineyard produces approximately 4,000 cases of estate-grown wine annually, including Skipping Stone White, Vidal Blanc, and 2018 Greenvale Chardonnay for whites. Red wines include Greenvale Meritage and 2016 Cabernet Franc. They also make Greenvale Vermouth using brandy derived from their Pinot Gris grapes. Guests are invited to picnic on site while enjoying their wine. They also host a live jazz series every Saturday from May through November.
SOUTH COUNTY WINERIES
Gooseneck Vineyards in Wickford is run by two cousins who source the elements of their wines from around the world. They seek out the best grape growing regions to bring your favorite varietals into your glass. Gooseneck wines include Prosecco, Brut Rosé, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Heritage Red. The vineyard offers tastings at their Wickford location and hosts events locally as well.
Langworthy Farm Winery in Westerly was built in 1875 in the historical homesite of Governor Samuel Ward. it's minutes away from Misquamicut Beach along Scenic Route 1A. The winery opened to the public in 2005 and offers white wines that include Haversham Reserve Chardonnay, Noyes Neck Vidal Blanc, and Rhody Riesling. Red wines include Avondale Cabernet Merlot, Charlestown Cabernet Franc, and Pawcatuck River Red. They're open for tastings, and operate Langworthy Farm Bed & Breakfast on the property as well.
Leyden Farm Vineyard & Winery in West Greenwich has been an active farm for three generations, primarily growing Christmas Trees. They began planting strawberries, blueberries and grapevines in 2010 and began the process of producing fruit-essence wines. Their wines include Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Leyden Vineyard's American Riesling, Romeo's Red, Leyden Vineyard's Cayuga White, Apple Jack Russell, and Golden Sangria. They offer daily wine tastings with complimentary cheese and crackers, and offer wine pick-up and local delivery.
Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery is family-owned and located in historic downtown Westerly, and creates handcrafted ciders and wines with apples exclusively sourced at Sunset Orchards in North Scituate, Rhode Island. The tasting room offers vegan wines including Respect the Elder, Apple Ginger, and Cerise Noir. Ciders include Boggles My Mind Cranberry Hard Cider, First Bite Cider, and Triple Hopped IPA. While the tasting room offers an a la carte menu that includes cheeses, crackers, olives and truffles, they are a BYOF (bring your own food) establishment.
WinterHawk Vineyards is located in West Kingston and is open Saturdays and Sundays for tastings and purchases. Wines include a barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon made with Chilean grapes, a barrel-aged, oaky Chardonnay, a Zinfandel and a Malbec.
WARWICK & WEST BAY WINERIES
Nickle Creek Vineyard, a family-owned and -operated winery in Foster opened in 2012. Nickle Creek produces about 1500 cases of premium wine annually, including Pinot Grigio, Pino Noir, estate-grown Foster White, Foster Red, Autumn Cranberry, 2 Dog White, and Wicked Peach, and Foster Nights which has the character of a traditional Port. Guests can visit the vineyard and enjoy a glass or bottle on the vineyard grounds and are invited to bring chairs along. They also offer curbside pick-up for purchases.
Verde Vineyards is located in Johnston and the picturesque vineyard overlooks Moswansicut Lake in Scituate, Rhode Island. Verde Vineyards uses Traditional wine making techniques, hand-picked grapes, open fermentation and oak barrel aging to produce a wine reminiscent of the southern Rhone Valley. Their wines include St. Croix, a medium bodied estate wine; Cayuga White, Bianco d'Amelia, a dry, white Riesling-style; and Surveyor, a velvety old-world red. Guests are invited to visit the vineyard and bring lunch or supper to enjoy (weather permitting).