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Ivy Lodge minutes away from impressive New England Vineyards

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

Wine connoisseur and out door enthusiast you do not want to miss three wine vineyards just minutes away from the Ivy Lodge Bed and breakfast, Newport RI. The wines produced at these vineyards are very good and reasonably priced. You will be given an added bonus of an exceptional setting in which the grapes are grown.

There are trails to hike, views to behold and memorable moments to be capture with family, friends or that special someone.

The wine makers on these vineyards are doing an exceptional job of marketing their wine and juggling a host of in-door and out -door functions to entertain you while experiencing each unique wine vineyard.

For those seeking a venue for a special event, the wineries to follow all offer a one- of -a- kind setting for weddings and parties. To follow is a brief history of three Newport wine vineyards. 

Greenvale Vineyards produces small quantities of exceptional estate grown wines. The vineyard is located along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, RI, five miles north of downtown Newport.

You can tour the vineyards, taste and learn about delicious wines, enjoy the beautiful tasting room, the lovely views of the vineyards and the river and hear about a piece of cultural history.

Greenvale Vineyards located along the beautiful Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, RI, is just 16 miles north of the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast Newport, RI. There are three wineries in Newport County and five wineries along our Coastal Wine Trail which traverses the coast of southeastern New England. The five wineries are all unique and committed to producing delicious fine wines and the conservation of open space.

Greenvale is a farm that has been in the same family since 1863. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Greenvale vineyard is offering Jazz on Saturdays from Memorial Day though October,book signings by local National authors throughout the year, or attend a Friday night concert featuring artists such as Blues Guitarist Paul Geremia or Irish and Folk Music with Maine musicians Two Old Friends. The Stable turned Tasting Room provides a wonderful venue for our entertainment. The Tasting Room has great acoustics and is an award winning restoration for Adaptive reuse. It is also a wonderful place for your own special event, wedding, rehearsal dinner - the list goes on.

The vineyard produces about 3500 cases of wine annually from 24 acres of grapes.

Greenvale Vineyards is open for Vineyard Tours and Wine Tastings from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Hours of operation:

Open For Vineyard Tours, Tastings and Sales

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.

Tasting fee is $8.00 per person and includes 6 different wines and the wine glass.

Jazz Tastings, noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays, $15.00 per person includes award winning live jazz, 6 different wines and the wine glass.

Private tour and tasting $15.00 per person and must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

Looking for a unique venue to host your next event?

Greenvale Vineyards' breathtaking setting along the Sakonnet River, the delicious estate grown wines and the relaxed comfortable pastoral setting create the perfect backdrop for your special day. Whether it is a wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary or employee thank you, Greenvale is one of the most beautiful spots on Aquidneck Island for any celebration.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour, please contact us at 401-847-3777 or via email information@greenvale.com


Newport Vineyards

Newport Vineyards located 5.19 miles from the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast Newport, RI, 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. This extraordinary micro-climate is created by a combination of the warm waters of the Gulf Stream to the south and the moderating effects of Narragansett Bay. These conditions provide a long, cool growing season ideal for developing complex flavors in wine.

Store Hours
Open 7 Days A Week
Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm
Sunday Noon to 5pm.

Winery Tour Times
Public Tours Daily at 1 and 3 p.m.
Groups of 10 or more, please call for an appointment.
For additional information: (401) 848-5161



Sakonnet Vineyards

Sakonnet Vineyards, in Little Compton, Rhode Island is 22.58 miles from the Ivy Lodge. Founded in 1975 on the well-researched premise that the microclimate and soil conditions found along the Southeastern New England coast closely resemble some of the great wine regions of the world, particularly, the maritime climates of northern France. At present, fifty acres are planted with many Vinifera varietals including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc as well as Vidal Blanc one of the French-American hybrids. Wine production has climbed to over 30,000 cases annually with many wines receiving awards in domestic and international competitions.

Sakonnet Vineyards is situated on 115 acres of beautifully manicured grounds just 30 minutes outside of Newport, RI. The breathtaking water views, beautiful sunsets and evenings filled with stars create the perfect place to celebrate the most important day of your life.

The Hospitality Center is open every day through all seasons for Tours (Noon and 3 pm), Wine Tastings & Retail Sales.

Summer Hours
(Memorial Day weekend to
Columbus Day)
10 am - 6 pm
Tours: Noon and 3 pm

Sakonnet Vineyard is minutes from historic Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport, Rhode Island is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. From weekend getaways spent touring the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt to an afternoon of wine tasting through Newport's three scenic vineyards, the options for interesting activities, distinctive stories, and enticing photo opportunities are countless!

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