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.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
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. Masks are required for entry.
Diamond Hill Vineyards
Either stick with the classic red or white wines or try Diamond Hill Vineyards’ raspberry apple, blueberry or blackberry wines. Although tastings are not offered at this time, you can buy by the bottle to-go or by-the-glass. You can also purchase the wine at these locations.
How to visit: Open Thursday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. and Sunday, noon-3 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. Their traditional wine tastings at the bar are not offered at the moment. You can also order online and pickup curbside or have it shipped to your house. Reservations are required and can be made online. Table reservations are limited to one-and-a-half hours.
How to visit: Open Monday-Thursday,11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 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: During October, hours are Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. From November through April, they’re open Friday-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. Since wine tastings are not currently offered, purchase a bottle from ten different stores and locations. Party size can be no more than six people. You can call ahead for curbside pickup, 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 is in fact offering wine tastings at this time, with five wines and a free glass for $16.
How to visit: Open Wednesday-Monday, noon-6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
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. No more than ten people per party and customers must sign in at the main bar. Bottles and glasses of wine can be purchased onsite, as well as online. Orders can be picked up (noon to 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