6 Rhode Island Vineyards and Tasting Rooms to Visit This Fall
Sipping wine at a local vineyard is one of the many fall activities you can enjoy outdoors with close family or friends.
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Sipping wine at a local vineyard is one of the many fall activities you can enjoy outdoors with close family or friends. Visit one of these vineyards, sip back and relax.
Diamond Hill Vineyards
Either stick with the classic red or white wines or try Diamond Hill Vineyards’ raspberry apple, blueberry or blackberry wines. Tastings are $3 a person, unless you have a Club11 card with the vineyard. You can also buy by the bottle to-go or by-the-glass. You can also purchase the wine at the location, and buy by the bottle to-go or by-the-glass.
How to visit: Open Thursday through Saturday, noon–4 p.m.
Details: 3145 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, 401-333-2751, diamondhillvineyards.com
Newport Vineyards, along with dining outlets Taproot Brewing Co. and Brix Restaurant, is offering table reservations for dining, wine and Taproot beer tasting flights, beer pints and wine by-the-glass. You can also order online and pickup curbside or have it shipped to your house. Reservations can be made online.
How to visit: Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Details: 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com
Pack a picnic to enjoy with Verde Vineyards’ wines on their tranquil grounds. Feel at home while trying one of their five high-quality wines, made with hand picked grapes, traditional wine-making techniques, oak barrel aging and open fermentation.
How to visit: Open Friday through Sunday, 11–6 p.m.; November through April, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Details: 50 Hopkins Ave., Johnston, 401-934-2317, verdevineyardsri.com
Nickel Creek Vineyards
Explore the taste of Nickel Creek Vineyards multiple wines, which are perfect for picnics, with a savory snack or all by itself. On the vineyard grounds, wine tastings and wine flights are offered for guests to enjoy along with a glass or bottle. You can call ahead for curbside pickup (or curbside wine tastings) on Friday, noon-4 p.m.
How to visit: Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
Details: 12 King Rd. Foster, 401-369-3694, nicklecreekvineyard.com
Make a refreshing sangria or even mussels with white wine from Gooseneck Vineyards, which has a tasting room in Wickford. Try their wide variety of wines or discover fun ways to cook a meal served with one of their wines. Gooseneck Vineyards’ wine tastings offers a selection of five wines for $18.
How to visit: Open Tuesday to Sunday, noon–6 p.m.
Details: 4 Brown St., Wickford, 401-294-4289, gooseneckvineyards.com
Leyden Farm Vineyard and Winery
Their winery’s crisp and complex wine go hand-in-hand with cheese and crackers, whether it’s red, white or fruity wine. The Leyden Farm Vineyard and Winery is offering wine tastings ranging from $12-$22. Bottles and glasses of wine can be purchased onsite, as well as online. Orders can be picked up (noon–5 p.m.) or delivered locally. Free wine delivery with a purchase of six or more bottles of wine.
How to visit: Noon-4 p.m.
Details: 160 Plain Meeting House Rd., West Greenwich, 401-392-1133, leydenfarm.com
Editor’s note: This story was updated from a previous version published in October of 2020.