Modern winemaking started in Rhode Island in 1975 when Sakonnet Vineyards was established in Little Compton. Rhode Island has a cool maritime climate that favors French-American hybrids and cool-climate vinifera such as Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.



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Rhode Island Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Newport Vineyards & Winery  
2.   Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards  

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All Rhode Island Wineries (5) [map view]

Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards

Diamond Hill Vineyards

Greenvale Vineyards

Langworthy Farm Winery

Newport Vineyards & Winery