$5 for Winery Tour, Wine Tasting, and Logo Wine Glass at Newport Vineyards in Middletown ($10 Value)

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  • Experienced winemakers
  • Tours twice a day
  • Learn about winemaking

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To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a winery tour, tasting, and wine glass (a $10 total value, including tax) at Newport Vineyards in Middletown.

Newport Vineyards' team of experienced winemakers works hard to produce fine wines, combining Aquidneck Island’s high-quality soil with attention to proper vine management, fertilization, and harvesting. Tours, which depart at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day, take a close-up view of the vineyards as a guide explains the process of turning young grapes into respectable, well-mannered adult grapes. Observe the vineyard and the winery’s state-of-the-art equipment—from presses and tanks to the 75% french-oak wine barrels for chardonnay—and learn about the tricky process of telling jokes to the grapes until they chuckle out their nectars. Tour-goers receive a complimentary logo wine glass and get to sample up to five select wines.

Newport Vineyards

While many brothers grow up as rivals, Paul and John Nunes instead became partners. With a love of wines and wide-open spaces, the two siblings decided to establish a winery rather than surrender 60 acres of family farmland to real estate developers. Today, their labor of love, Newport Vineyards, extracts an impressive roster of reds and whites from the trellises that crisscross the farm, spilling emerald floods of vines. The vineyard team nurtures the grape-heavy plants and keeps them from being recruited by gangs of raisins. The fruit eventually becomes wines such as the In The Buff chardonnay, which is fermented in stainless steel tanks to draw out a bouquet of aromas. The Gemini, one of John Nunes's favorite bottles, is a smooth blend of merlot and cabernet.

Most of the wines spend stints in French-oak barrels, which John points out as he leads tour groups across the grounds. At the rough-hewn wooden tables in the tasting room, glasses click together as the vineyard's staff shares anecdotes about each bottle's origins, aromas, and ideal food pairing. Newport Vineyards also carries a variety of holiday gifts, such as wine, wine accessories, and custom labels.

Customer Reviews

548 Ratings

Great place! Wonderful tour, generous wine tasting and a wonderful facility Highly recommended
Robert J. · November 27, 2015
Great wine selection and their attached restaurant " Brix" is delicious
Kenneth M. · October 26, 2015
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the wines were delicious! You won't be disappointed.
Mandy P. · October 7, 2014
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    Middletown

    909 E Main Rd.

    Middletown, Rhode Island 02842

    401-848-5161

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