The Best Wineries in Newport, RI for 2023

There are so many fantastic things to do in Newport, RI. As we close in on summer and look forward to the transition to fall, there’s never been a better time to visit us at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast. It’s the perfect time of year to sip your way through the best wineries in Newport, RI, tour the magnificent Newport Mansions, stroll the glorious Cliff Walk, and otherwise enjoy this enchanting seaside town. 

Though Newport, RI may be best known for a different kind of opulence – that of the famed Gilded Age Mansions – there’s something equally decadent about unwinding on a warm summer afternoon or a crisp and colorful fall day among the vineyards, with a delicious glass of locally-crafted wine in hand. That’s precisely what you’ll find at the best wineries in Newport, RI. 

Regional wineries in Newport, RI have been refining their products for nearly 50 years, but Rhode Island remains an off-the-beaten-path destination for wine lovers. From great tasting rooms and wine shops in downtown Newport to fantastic vineyard locations, we’d love to share the best wineries in Newport, RI with you this summer. Book a room at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast today! 

Enjoy wine on the outdoor patio and play lawn games at Newport Vineyards, one of the best wineries in Newport, RI

Sip & Relax at the Best Wineries in Newport, RI

We love the quiet, unassuming atmosphere encountered at the best wineries in Newport, RI. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the wine is something less-than! The top wineries in Newport, RI have been growing and producing award-winning wine for nearly 50 years and offer something for every wine enthusiast to enjoy. 

Given Newport’s location at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, the grape-growing climate is heavily influenced by and dependent on the surrounding waterways – something that is particularly important in cooler climates like Rhode Island. The warmth from this close proximity to water and the gulf stream that moves through the area allows the growing season to be just long enough to produce a delicious range of wines. 

We’re in prime season for visiting the best wineries in Newport, RI – though, truthfully, there’s never a bad time to pop in for a tasting. From now through October, though, you can sip and swirl on outdoor patios and even amongst the burgeoning vineyards themselves. True oenophiles will want to time their visit to our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast for September to attend the popular Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival! It’s the perfect opportunity to do a little wine tasting, learn more from local winemakers at various seminars, and enjoy special events like Vintner dinners. 

Regardless of when you can get here, we hope you get out and enjoy a delicious wine tasting at the best wineries in Newport, RI. Our favorites include the following: 

  1. Newport Vineyards is located a short drive from our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast in Middletown. Their operation includes 50 acres of vineyards, focusing heavily on international red and white wine varietals. They also produce a delicious sparkling wine perfect on a warm summer’s day. If you’re looking for something interesting, consider trying one of their specialty wines, like fortified port-style or ice wines. With so many things to choose from, it’s easy to see why many consider this one of the best wineries in Newport, RI. 
  2. Greenvale Vineyards is located north of us in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. It’s a small and unassuming operation, but hidden away behind the polo club and golf course is what we consider to be one of the best wineries in Newport, RI. As you sip through their offerings, enjoy beautiful views of the Sakonnet River. All of the grapes that this winery uses are estate grown and hand-harvested, and the family-run operation prides itself on low-intervention winemaking. The result is a delicious wine that reflects the land on which it was grown and produced. 
  3. Though it’s not technically located on Aquidneck Island with these other wineries in Newport, RI, the wine is delicious, and the climate is similar at Carolynn’s Sakonnet Vineyards. The views as you drive and while you sip are just as good as what you’ll find in your glass, too! 

You don’t have to make the trek to these wineries in Newport, RI to enjoy great wine. Many of the area’s top restaurants and bars have a superb selection of local wine. Wine Enthusiast has a great write-up that includes some of the best options here

After visiting the best wineries in Newport, RI, relax and unwind in this comfortable, spacious guest room at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast

Unwind Further at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast

Though a trip to any (or all) of these fantastic wineries in Newport, RI would be an excellent way to spend a summer or fall afternoon in Newport, it’s an equally wonderful time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a great getaway at our top-rated Newport RI Bed and Breakfast. One of the best things about staying at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast, apart from the excellent hospitality and attentive service you’ll encounter while here, is our location. 

Our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast is located within easy walking distance to Thames Street and Bowen’s Wharf, where you’ll find fantastic shopping, top attractions like the Newport Art Museum, and some of the best restaurants in town – including those with exceptional wine lists! You can enjoy all the best things to do in Newport without having to go too far – and without the hassle of having to drive and park around town! 

Though our location in downtown Newport is superb, a stay with us is, of course, about far more than that. We offer exceptional hospitality and personalized service, which sets us apart from an otherwise crowded lodging market in town. With just five guest rooms and our fantastic amenities, you’ll find our personalized services makes all the difference in your getaway. See what sets our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast apart from the rest, and book your room today!

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