Sakonnet Vineyard

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,, website.

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