Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Newport Vineyards

I have always wanted to go wine tasting. I am not a regular wine drinker but want to try something new. When my Dad and Anita were in town we did a wine fermentation dinner at 41 North and that got my taste buds ready to try some more new wines.

On my way into work I noticed that there is a wine vineyard right here in Middletown! HOW convenient!

They do wine tours/tastings daily at 1pm and 3pm. They are open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

I have not been there before but it looks really cool. They have thousands of rows of locally-grown grapes for their wines. The best time to visit is during Fall. You can book private events and they already have a list of preferred vendors that they work with. There are 3 different areas you can host your party; the Wine Garden, the Tent and the Garden.

What is also really cool is that the vineyard will work with you to create your own wine label! I would do that in a heartbeat, well once my husband and I actually start to drink and enjoy wines. It would be a really cool gift for someone too!

My apartment complex was giving out free wine tastings to the Newport Vineyard to new tenets, I unfortunately moved in before this special. We are going to tag along with friends who did get this special. I will once again post about my experience when we get out and do it! I am looking forward to this new experience and hoping that it will expand my wine knowledge and wine palette.

There are other vineyards in the state but only one other on the island it is called Greenvale Vineyards. They are located in Portsmouth. I choose to write about Newport Vineyards because it is only 5 miles from Newport. For information on that vineyard you can check their website out at:

For more information on this wine vineyard their website is: