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Tasting Room Policies & FAQs

We look forward to welcoming you to Newport Vineyards!

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 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 are not allowed on our property.
  • 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 on Saturday’s limousines, busses and vans may be asked to park offsite due to limited capacity.
  • All party favors, jewelry or attire of a provocative nature are strictly prohibited


What are your Tasting Room hours?
Newport Vineyards Tasting Room is open year round. Please click here for our current hours.

Vineyard Café Hours:
Please click here for the Vineyard Café hours.

Brix Restaurant Hours:
Please click here for Brix Restaurant hours.

What times are your tours?
Public tours are offered daily on Sunday-Friday at 1pm & 3pm and Saturday hourly 11am-4pm.

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 includes a tasting of 5 wines plus a bonus wine selected by the team, 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?
Yes, the full tour can be done from inside the winery if necessary.

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.

Is parking free?

Do you need to make a reservation for lunch at Taproot?
No reservations are required for seated lunches.

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.

Do you allow dogs?
Dogs are allowed on outdoors but must remain leashed at all times. Only service dogs are allowed in the tasting room, restaurants or outdoor dining sections of the Vineyard Cafe.

What if someone in our group does not drink wine?
Non-wine drinking guests are welcome to join you.

Do you serve food?
Our Taproot Brewing Co. Taproom serves lunch and Brix Restaurant serves dinner.

Can guests bring their own food or beverages?
Outside food, alcohol or beverages are not allowed at Newport Vineyards. 

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

Do you sell gift cards?

Can I buy a tour and tasting as a gift?
Yes the price for a tour/tasting as a gift is $17 and any dollar value for tours and tasting will be provided on a gift card to be redeemed.

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.