One of our goals at Greenvale Farm and Vineyards is to ensure economic viability of farming. The tranquility, the topography, the rich soil, the temperate climate and the water make Aquidneck Island (Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth) a wonderful place to farm. Farms and open space preserve the quality of life and the character that makes Aquidneck Island unique. The terroir, the environment in which the grapes are grown and the wine produced, produces wonderful delicious award winning wines. You can clearly taste what makes Aquidneck Island such a supreme place to farm.
Our hope for the future of Aquidneck Island is embedded in our vision for Greenvale Farm and Vineyards, located along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth. Our goal is to maintain a viable future for the historic farm. When Greenvale was built during the 1860s, it was intended to be a self sustaining 50 acre family run operation. Listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we are pleased that Greenvale has become a resource for cultural history, as well as architectural. We are pleased that we have been able to identify a means by which we can take advantage of the wonderful growing conditions, to maintain the tradition of this farm in this family and to ensure its viability for generations to come.
Farming in Rhode Island is dwindling but with the help of agritourism and enterprises such as Rhode Island Farm Ways, the state and federal agencies who support our efforts and the general public who recognize the value of buy local, we can keep the small farms alive.
Greenvale Vineyards is open for Vineyard Tours (2:00pm) and Wine Tastings from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Winter Hours (Jan – March): 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday.