Category Archives: General Information

Jazz returns, along with Saturday food trucks!

We’re excited to let you know that our long-standing institution of weekend jazz kicks off again tomorrow. Moreover, after dabbling last year, we’ve decided to have a couple of our favorite food trucks here every Saturday to accompany the live … Continue reading

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Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

Do you hear people talk about “good vintages” and wonder what it means? When a vineyard has a particularly favorable growing season, wine produced and bottled that year becomes known as a “good vintage.” That might mean it comes highly … Continue reading

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2nd Portsmouth, Rhode Island Gallery Art Night
Proceeds to Benefit Portsmouth Art Guild

Come out for the 2nd Portsmouth, Rhode Island Gallery Art Night! The Portsmouth Arts Guild is celebrating the opening of two art shows: “Imagine Orange” and the “Works On Paper Fundraiser”. Save the date, April 17th, from 5 pm to … Continue reading

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Staff Profile: Brian Schopfer, Farm Manager at Greenvale Vineyards

While Brian’s main responsibilities include looking after the three important structures at Greenvale Vineyards, he has also been known to help with the harvest, offer wine pairing recommendations to visitors, and deliver friendly belly-rubs to the vineyard dogs. We asked him some questions about his experience at Greenvale.

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The Don’ts of Wine Tasting

We recently posted on this blog about what you can expect at a wine tasting at Greenvale Vineyards. Since we want you to feel comfortable here, the tasting room staff thought it might be helpful to mention a few things to avoid doing to help ensure you have the best possible experience. Here they are:

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A Taste of the Tasting Room: Your Wine Questions Answered
By Maggie Harnett, Tasting Room Manager at Greenvale Vineyards

What is the difference between aging wine in oak or stainless steel barrels? The biggest difference between oak and stainless steel is that one is a porous container and one is not. The oak actually interacts with the wine, imparting … Continue reading

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We are humbled and honored.

Last week was an exciting one for us. Greenvale Vineyards was named Portsmouth’s Business of the Year during the annual meeting of the Portsmouth Business Association. Every business is defined by the quality of its employees. We, Nancy Parker, Nancy Parker Wilson and Bill Wilson, would like to take this moment to acknowledge our employees, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years and some 25 years.

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Join us for Wine, Women Song & Dance!
Saturday, May 31st

GiRL HOWDY brings their retro roots mix of honky tonk, swingin’ twang and high-flyin’ harmonies to a dance party at Greenvale Vineyards. Dance instruction from Sara Barker, 6-7 p.m; Dancing to GiRL HOWDY 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 … Continue reading

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How to Select a Wine List for Your Special Event
By Maggie Harnett, Tasting Room Manager

Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or grand affair, let the party planning begin! Among the countless details that go into planning a special event, don’t forget to pick the perfect wines. Itwill add a very personal, thoughtful touch to … Continue reading

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Cheers to 30 years!

It’s been 30 years since Southeastern New England was designated as an official American Viticultural Area, known as AVA. AVAs are specific, federally recognized grape-growing regions. The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau name them. … Continue reading

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