Tasting Room Policies & FAQs

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General Vineyard Policies

Please note the following policies prior to your visit:

  • Newport Vineyards reserves the right to refuse service to any and all members of a group should any one individual in the group appear under the influence of alcohol or other substance.
  • No outside food, alcohol or beverages are allowed anywhere on winery grounds to include retail areas, patios, lawns, vineyards or parking lots.
  • Newport Vineyards offers wine by the glass for all guests; open bottles of wine or cans of beer are not allowed on our property.
  • Last call is 15 mins prior to the closing hour. We will not be able to serve anytime after that.
  • Seating in the tasting room, patios and lawns is limited and all parties are requested to limit use to one hour so all guests may enjoy our facility.
  • Due to a high volume of visitors limousines, busses and vans, may drop off/pick up but are not permitted to park on property.

Saturdays at the Vineyard

During our peak season we often reach capacity in our Tasting Room on Saturdays. If your schedule permits, we encourage you to come mid-week or Fridays/Sundays for a more intimate experience. If you do choose to visit on a Saturday, here are a few tricks of the trade! Please know admittance is not guaranteed if we have reached capacity.

See Our Hours

  • Arrive early! We open at 10am – nothing wrong with a little wine before noon!
  • Catch a ride! Uber and Lyft are both widely available during the season and a great way to enjoy responsibly.
  • Plan to grab a glass! While our wine tastings on Saturdays can experience a wait list, we always have wine by the glass AND beer by the pint easily available.
  • If you are coming with a group of 6 or more for a wine tasting, reservations are required, be sure to book well in advance.
  • Bring a blanket! Seating in the tasting room, patios and lawns is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Looking for food? Get to Taproot early, they open at 11am or check out the seasonal outdoor grill!

FAQs

How long does a tour and tasting last?
A tour and wine tasting combined will take about 1 hour.

Is a tour required to participate in a wine tasting?
No, you are welcome to participate in a wine tasting only; most tastings will take between 30-40 minutes.

How much is a wine tasting?
The wine tasting is $17 which includes a tasting, souvenir logo glass and tour (tours offered at select times). All group reservations (6+) for a wine tasting are $22/person. *A 20% gratuity is applied to all Group Tastings.

Are tours an extra charge?
There is no additional charge for a tour; they are free and open to the public.

Do I need to make a reservation for a wine tasting?
Only groups of 6 or more require scheduling a visit for a wine tasting/tour.

Are you open all year?
Yes. Hours and days of the week may vary by season. Please click here for our current hours.

Where are you located?
909 East Main Rd. (Rte. 138), Middletown, RI 02842.

How far are you from Newport and Providence?
Newport: 3.5 miles. / Providence: 35 miles

Does the tour go on if there is inclement weather?
We try our best to accommodate tours during inclement weather but they may be cancelled day of if weather is too severe.

Are your tours accessible for someone with mobility issues?
Yes our tour is accessible to those with mobility issues.

Do you provide transportation?
No, but there are many options for transportation in Newport. We recommend going visiting Discover Newport for additional travel information, or plan to take an Uber or Lyft.

Is parking free?
Yes. However please note Saturdays in season parking can reach capacity and we strongly encourage ride share options, Uber or Lyft.

Do you offer discounts on wine purchases?
Newport Vineyards offers our Cru Club members a discount on all case (12 bottle) purchases as well as a discount on 6 bottle purchases. Additional discounts or promotions may also be offered.

Do you need to make a reservation for Taproot Brewing Co.?
Taproot Brewing Co. offers seated and to go lunch on a first come first serve basis, no reservations needed. Please check website for hours.

Is a reservation required for Brix?
Reservations are suggested but not required. Please click here to make a reservation for Brix online.

Do you allow children?
Yes children are welcome. Please keep in mind we are a working winery, often machinery and equipment is operating or out, we ask you keep a close watch to ensure utmost safety.

Do you allow dogs?
Dogs are allowed outdoors but must remain leashed at all times. Only service dogs are allowed in the tasting room and restaurants – unfortunately emotional support dogs are not permitted in these areas.

What if someone in our group does not drink wine?
Non-wine drinking guests are welcome to join you. Non-alcoholic beverages are available at the Taproot bar.

Do you serve food?
Yes! Taproot Brewing Co. serves lunch and Brix Restaurant serves dinner. Seasonally we also offer nosh from our outdoor grill.

Can guests bring their own food or beverages?
Outside food, alcohol or beverages are not allowed at Newport Vineyards. Newport Vineyards offers a full selection of wine for sale by the glass while visiting, as well as food options noted above.

Is there indoor/outdoor seating for wine tasting guests?
Yes both indoor and outdoor seating is available on a first come first serve basis for our wine tasting guests; seating and availability may vary based on the time of year.

Is there outdoor seating for Brix Restaurant or the Taproot Brewing Co.?
Taproot Brewing Co. does offer outdoor seating seasonally. Brix Restaurant does not offer outdoor seating, however it does overlook the winery and vineyard.

Can I buy a tour and tasting as a gift?
Yes the tour and tastings can be purchased as a gift card to be redeemed. CLICK HERE to purchase online.