9 Rhode Island Vineyards and Wineries to Sip and Stroll Your Way Through this Spring and Summer

There's no time like the present to tour through some of Rhode Island's world-class vineyards and wineries.
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Diamond Hill Vineyards 

A small family-run winery that’s cultivated pinot noir grapes since 1976 using French barrel oaks for aging. 

TRY: the Scarlet Run red or the luscious cranberry apple variation.

HOURS: Open Thursday through Saturday from 12–4 p.m. and Sundays from 12–3 p.m.

3145 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, 401-333-2751, diamondhillvineyards.com

 

Mulberry Vineyards 

Located on the Andrew Brown homestead (circa 1730). Take advantage of their wine and pierogi pairings. 

TRY: the smooth, green apple- and pear-flavored pinot gris.

HOURS: Tasting available Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m.–4 p.m.

95 Pound Rd., Chepachet, 401-217-9288, mulberryvineyards.com

 

Verde Vineyards

A tranquil, picturesque vineyard overlooking Moswansicut Lake. 

TRY: the award-winning St. Croix (a medium-bodied red hybrid with fruit and soft tannins).

HOURS: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (8 p.m. June through August).

50 Hopkins Ave., Johnston, 401-934-2317, verdevineyardsri.com

 

Nickle Creek Vineyard

Ten acres featuring a variety of grapes, including cayuga white, noiret, riesling and chambourcin. Join their Select Cru wine club and receive four hand-selected bottles three times a year. 

TRY: the crisp and refreshing, estate-grown Foster White or the succulent Wicked Peach white wine.

HOURS: Tasting room open Saturdays and Sundays from 12–5 p.m.

12 King Rd., Foster, 401-369-3694, nicklecreekvineyard.com

 

Leyden Farm Vineyard and Winery 

An active farm for three generations, Leyden began the process of producing fruit-essence (i.e. strawberries, blueberries) wines in 2010.

TRY: the sweet cabernet sauvignon rosé with notes of black currant, medium acidity and a savory finish.

HOURS: Open daily from 12–5 p.m. (with wine tastings available until 4 p.m.)

160 Plain Meeting House Rd., West Greenwich, 401-392-1133, leydenfarm.com

 

Gooseneck Vineyards

Note: Gooseneck’s winery is currently undergoing renovations, but its wines are available to purchase online or from local retailers.

Co-founded and run by two cousins, Gooseneck seeks out and relies on the best grape-growing regions in the world for their wines. 

TRY: the citrussy-up-front prosecco or the fruity-meets-floral Heritage Red.

Wickford, gooseneckvineyards.com

 

Newport Vineyards

Situated on more than 100 acres of historically preserved farmland. Offers estate-grown wines and locally sourced food (plus an on-site restaurant and brewery). 

TRY: the tropical Great White, the cherry and nutmeg Gemini Red or the wild grape Bellevue Blush.

HOURS: The Winery is open Mondays (bar service and retail only) from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 12–6 p.m.*, Saturdays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.* and Sundays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.*

*last reservation time of the day.

909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138), Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com

 

Greenvale Vineyards

Greenvale is a sixth-generation family farm nestled along the Sakonnet River. Enjoy live jazz from the picnic area on Saturdays. 

TRY: the well-balanced, dry and bright Greenvale Chardonnay.

HOURS: Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sundays from 12–6 p.m.

582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 401-847-3777, greenvale.com

 

Shepherd’s Run 

Get a taste of both local and global offerings at the state’s newest addition to the wine world. Don’t sleep on this all-in-one wedding destination, offering guests to sip, stay and play at this picturesque manor leading up to the wedding day.

TRY: wine flight with chocolate pairing from Hauser Chocolatier.

HOURS: Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

4780 Tower Hill Rd., South Kingstown, 401-386-4956, shepherds.run

 

Don’t Miss:

WinterHawk Vineyards in West Kingston

Langworthy Farm in Westerly

Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, CT