Greenvale’s mission is to maintain the beautiful historic farm by making world class wines and selling the wines from the restored stable turned Tasting Room as well as locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We focus on conservation of open space, preservation of beautiful buildings and provide both recreation and education to our visitors.
Cortlandt Parker, the farm’s fourth generation, and his wife Nancy Parker started to grow grapes here as a hobby in the 1960’s. In the early 80’s, the Parkers realized the pressure that farm land would experience on beautiful Aquidneck Island and decided to embark on the development of a commercial vineyard to develop a viable farming operation. Greenvale started its grape growing operation as growers for Sakonnet Vineyards across the river in Little Compton.
In the early 90’s, the Parkers with the assistance of their daughter Nancy Parker Wilson and her husband William Wilson embarked on the development of Greenvale’s own wine. A consultant that they had hired from the North Fork of Long Island believed that their fruit was too good and should make a wine under its own Greenvale label.
In 2000, under the leadership of son in law William Wilson, a Boston architect, Greenvale restored the Stable which allowed Greenvale to be open for tours and tastings and to develop a popular music series. Other special events include the annual Restoration Celebration to honor the restoration of the beautiful stable and a Harvest Festival in November.
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. Winter Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.