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Greenvale Vineyards

Greenvale Vineyards Greenvale Vineyards is entering its tenth year as a winery operation and its 20th year as a vineyard operation. The Parker family, now in our fourth generation, built the "Ferme Orne" throughout the 1860s. The wines are said to be excellent examples of temperate climate wines; something we have been working towards for many years. We, Cortlandt and Nancy and our four children, started on this project in 1982 in an effort to develop a productive use of our family farm located along the Sakonnet River. We began as growers for another, larger winery. We first planted Vidal and Cayuga, both of which are recognized for their cool climate hardiness. The New England Wine Industry was so young then that planting vinifera was experimental. A year later we planted Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc and the plants thrived. Greenvale's first release was the 1993 Chardonnay. 350 cases were produced and very well received. Greenvale's 1995 Chardonnay totaled 550 cases and the 1996 Chardonnay totaled 850 cases. The Cabernet Franc produces 250 cases a year. In 1997, we produced 2,400 cases of wine. At full capacity, the winery will produce approximately 5,000 cases of wine annually. Greenvale Farm is on the Rhode Island Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Our Goal is to maintain this cultural resource, a piece of American History, in a productive and meaningful way.

From Newport: Take Route 138 North. Just past the 'Entering Portsmouth' sign, take a right onto Braman's Lane. At the end, take a right onto Wapping Road, then an immediate left onto our driveway, Greenvale Lane. Go to the end of the lane. From Fall River: Take Route 24 South. Cross the Sakonnet River and take Exit 1 for Route 138 South and the Middletown/Newport Beaches. Take a right onto Route 138 South. Pass the State Police Barracks and take a left onto Sandy Point Avenue at the traffic light. Take the first right onto Wapping Road. Our driveway is 0.9 miles on the left. Go to the end of the lane.

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582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, RI, US, 02871 Email:
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  Cabernet Franc
A medium bodied red wine produced entirely from the French Bordeaux vinifera grape. Very aromatic with hints of spice in the bouquet, and soft berry flavors, finishing with some acidity. Nuances of oak and pepper are present. It is a great accompaniment to spicy pasta as well as to lamb and beef dishes. Barrel aged. Approximately 340 cases produced.
  Chardonnay Select
The 2002 Select has aromas of fruit and oak, with a hint of vanilla. Nicely balanced, the wine is soft, dry, and full-bodied. The pleasand acidity and lingering finsh make this a wonderful wine with Fall foods, such as, turkey, stuffing and squash. The select is produced primarily from the oldest of the Chardonnay grapes, which were planted in 1983. 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak Approximately 160 cases produced.
  Greenvale Chardonnay
A well-balanced wine, our 2001 Chardonnay is a dry, light wine with beautiful, fruity aromas. The flavors reflect the wonderful growing season. The wine has delicate fruit flavors characteristic of the chardonnay grape with a pleasant, lingering finish. The '01 is delicious by itself or with mild and light foods. 59% oak barrel fermented and aged, 50% stainless steel. (Appx. 745 cases produced)
  Greenvale Vidal Blanc
This grape is a wonderful French American hybrid that produces an extremely aromatic and pleasantly flavored wine. The 2001 is a beautiful color, with a bright fresh fruity nose, a little off dry when first tasted finishing with some nice acidity. The acidity makes this a particularly good food wine, delicious with fish, chicken, ham and spicy food. Fermented in stainless steel. Approximately 1020 cases produced.
  Rosecliff Pinot Gris
Produced for the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Pinot Gris grape has proven to grow beautifully on Aquidneck Island. This blend of two vintages has lovely aromas, delicate fruit flavors, is soft on the palate and has a very pleasant finish. Excellent with lighter meals, such as grilled seafood or summer salads. 480 cases produced.
  Skipping Stone White
Skipping Stone is a blend of Cayuga and Vidal Blanc. Very light in color, the wine is very aromatic with a bright, fresh, floral nose -- delicious and refreshing on the palate. Slightly off dry with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is great by itself, with cheese, a simple meal and is also sensational with spicy foods. Fermented in stainless steel. Approximately 1125 cases produced.
  The Elms Meritage
Produced for the Preservation Society of Newport County, rhyming with "heritage", this type of wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbee, three traditional varietals of Bordeaux. The wine is a medium bodied, dry red -- wonderful aromas of berry, smoke and subtle spice with a delicious, lingering finish. It is great by itself, as well as, with flavorful foods. 52% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, 3% Malbee. Barrel aged. 160 cases produced.


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