NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
When you think about Rhode Island, vineyards don’t automatically come to mind. However, Newport Vineyards is a great place to sit back and relax, especially if you’ve been sightseeing and walking all over Newport. The vineyard is only a few miles from Newport, making it easily accessible from the city.
Billy and I were in Newport earlier this month with my in-laws and decided to check out the vineyard one afternoon. It was a bit gloomy on the day we visited, but the vineyard was still beautiful! We did the tasting which was $12 for 5 tastings or $15 if you want a souvenir glass. I was pleasantly surprised by the selection and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The layout of the property, both inside and outside, is open and quite spacious. There is live music on the weekends and we also got to play cornhole after the tasting.
Newport Vineyards: 909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138), Middletown, RI 02842