Vineyards and Breweries
Vineyards and Breweries
Award-winning wine and beer are just a drive away from The Shore House. Spend a day exploring the wineries along the Sakonnet River, taking in panoramic views and sipping estate grown wines. Just as fun, escape to a local craft beer taproom or distillery to play games and indulge in the best brews and spirits of Rhode Island.
Experience a touch of Napa just minutes from Newport. A beverage and culinary destination, Newport Vineyards blends award-winning wine, fresh craft beer, farm to table dining experiences and unique events. Founded in 1995, Newport Vineyards is the largest grower of wine grapes in New England, situated on over 100-acres of preserved farmland. The winery produces over 30,000 cases of estate-grown wine each year. Recognized as a landmark destination in Newport County, Newport Vineyards offers multiple experiences including daily tours and tastings, Brix Restaurant, a marketplace, event venues, seasonal live music, and public activities.
Settled along the Sakonnet River, Greenvale Vineyards is a sixth-generation farm producing small quantities of exceptional estate-grown wines. The vineyard and tasting room experience integrate stunning wines on a breathtaking landscape. Enjoy the waterfront, pastoral environment with ample outdoor seating and picnicking areas including a Wine Garden. The 100% estate-grown wines are provided by the bottle, glass, or “flight”.
Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard
New England's oldest vineyard, Sakonnet Vineyard was founded in 1975. Nestled between two waterways, Sakonnet has distinct maritime conditions that foster a longer ripening season and a later-than-average harvest. Sakonnet Vineyard rests on 150 acres of land, 30 of which have produced award-winning varietals like Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Vidal Blanc for over four decades. The vineyard hosts an annual concert series, many other local events and is the perfect setting for a variety of special occasions.
Whaler’s Brewing Company
Two-time winner of the New York International Beer Competition as the “2021 Rhode Island Brewery of the Year.” Whalers Brewing Company offers crushable beer and a great environment to relax and spend time with friends — you can even bring Fido too. There are free pool tables, giant jenga, giant connect four, and much more to keep you occupied. With seating of 75+ people, a great environment for entertaining, and award-winning brews, this Taproom is a terrific option to host an event.
Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
Situated in the picturesque town of Newport, Newport Craft Brewing + Distilling specializes in a more than just craft beer. Brewing began in 1999, and today the brewery offers a diverse spread of products. In 1999 they moved into distilling, recreating spirits using recipes sourced from local historical archives. Today, the facility offers a wide variety of cane distillates, including gin, vodka, moonshine, and a rum distilled using a method standard in 1700s-era Newport. Newport Craft Brewing + Distilling Co. is ranked No. 9 on USA Today’s list of best craft rum distilleries.