I’m so glad that last week’s FarmCoast adventure included a stop at Sakonnet Vineyards. Sakonnet was the first place I ever tasted wine and it’s where I fell head over heels in love with their Vidal Blanc.
Sakonnet’s Vidal Blanc is made from the estate’s signature grape. This hardy grape is a French hybrid and withstand the cold temperatures in Rhode Island. The Sakonnet Vidal Blanc is made in stainless steel barrels. It’s silvery white and has a wonderful grapefruit nose that is consistent with the wine’s citrus flavor. I think it’s perfect sipping wine on a hot summer day but it can also be paired with a variety of cheeses, seafood, and cream sauces.
When we visited Sakonnet Vineyards, the Coop Cafe had just opened for the season. You can order food from the cafe and drink a newly purchased bottle of wine on Sakonnet’s patio. Just make sure to pack your own corkscrew! Sakonnet is one of 5 stops on the Coastal Wine Trail that features vineyards in the FarmCoast area of MA and RI.
During the summer, Sakonnet is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. Each inexpensive tasting includes a choice of six wines including Sakonnet’s award winning Ice Wine.
Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI, 1-800-91-WINES, firstname.lastname@example.org, website.