The tour begins outside with a close-up view of the vineyard. Our guide will explain how grapes are grown and harvested.
Next, visitors will learn the step-by-step wine making process with our state-of-the-art equipment. The tour includes an in-depth explanation of how wines are aged in oak barrels.
Following the tour, our guests can enjoy a tasting
some of our award winning wines (five wines) for a fee.
Enjoy a meal while watching grapes being crushed and pressed on the way to becoming wine.
Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. Aquidneck Island is blessed with one of the most desirable farming areas in the country, if not the world. Newport Vineyards’ 50 acres of premiere vines are centrally situated on Aquidneck Island, approximately 2 miles from the ocean. Our vineyards are close enough to the water for protection against October frosts, yet far enough away to avoid the fog and benefit from the thermal heat off the land. The elevation is about 175 feet, one of the highest sites on the island. We are also blessed with a constant breeze, which keeps the vines dry and protected from fungal diseases and heavy frost. Our new Nunes Farm site is a fourth generation family farm which has drain tiles down every row of grapes which rid the field of excess water and encourage deep root penetration, resulting in more full-bodied, complex wines.