Autumn is well underway in Newport. We’re enjoying the cooling breezes and we’re starting to see hints of the beautiful colors to come over the next few weeks. If you’re looking for a place to get cozy this fall, there is no place better than Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you’re looking for a short romantic getaway or a long relaxing vacation, the Cliffside Inn in Newport is the best choice to consider for lodging. Enjoy a relaxing change of pace and elegant ambiance at our luxury Inn. While here, take the opportunity to go wine tasting. The Coastal Wine Trail, which meanders through the heart of the Southeastern New England AVA, offers visitors to Newport an easy way to spend several days sipping some of the finest wines in the region. Book your room with us today.
Wine Tasting in Newport, Rhode Island
The Coastal Wine Trail serves as an excellent guide to the area, and we are happy to offer our personal recommendations as well. In total, there are 14 wineries that call the Southeastern New England AVA home, with 3 of them located in and around Newport. The largest of our local wineries is Newport Vineyards, whose 75-acre farm offers both locally-sourced food and estate-grown wines. It’s an excellent place to start your wine tasting adventure.
However, two of our personal favorite wineries in the area are Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards and Greenvale Vineyards. They both offer truly beautiful settings for a fall wine tasting. This October, Sakonnet Vineyards will be featured at the Belcourt Speaks Series, which kicks off on October 24, 2018 with Therese Anne Fowler, author of “A Well Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts.” Otherwise, their tasting room is open daily from 11am – 5pm. Greenvale Vineyards will once again be hosting live jazz music every Saturday from 1- 4pm through November. If you’d like to extend your journey to other New England wineries, there are several located approximately an hour away from our Inn.
Going wine tasting around the regional wineries is a great way to experience the natural beauty that characterizes Newport. Wine lovers will also enjoy our afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, from 5 – 6pm each afternoon at the Cliffside Inn. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to us about local wines, as we feature an assortment of red and white wines from our cellar, along with delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to accompany. You are also welcome to select a bottle of wine from our cellar anytime, for enjoyment around our outdoor fireplace or in your room. Book your room at the Cliffiside Inn, and see why we are rated the #1 choice for lodging in Newport.