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Shamrock Farm Inn lies in the heart of the Rhode Island wine country. Newport Vineyards and Greenvale Vineyards are both 5 minutes from the Inn. Sakonnet Vineyards in picturesque Little Compton is only twenty minutes away and Westport Vineyards is about a half hour away. Each vineyard offers tours and tastings open to the public daily, although schedules to vary by season.
Vineyards was built by the present generation's
Great, Great Great uncle, John Barstow of Boston throughout
the early 1860's. Barstow built Greenvale with some guidance
from a book entitled Country Life by landscape theorist Richard
Morris Copeland. Planned and designed by noted Boston architect
John Hubbard Sturgis, Barstow's intent was to establish a "rural
agricultural retreat but one that would provide occupation as
well as recreation," as stipulated in Copeland's book. Greenvale
Farm was originally recognized for its prize winning livestock
and in the 20th century we hope it will be recognized for its
fine wines. Live music on weekends in summer.
Vineyards and Winery is a family run winery
that is one of the most modern in the East and produces a line
of fine premium table wines from their own grapes and from fruit
brought in from nearby vineyards. Each of their wines is styled
to compliment a broad range of tastes from the soft fruitiness
of our Vidal Blanc to the crisp dryness of their Chardonnay.
Many of their wines have been awarded medals of excellence at
prestigious international wine competitions. They offer wonderful
wines in the relaxed atmosphere of their Tasting Room and excellent
in Little Compton, Rhode Island was
founded in 1975 on the well-researched premise that the microclimate
and soil conditions found along the Southeastern New England
coast closely resemble some of the great wine regions of the
world, particularly, the maritime climates of northern France.
At present, fifty acres are planted with many Vinifera varietals
including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet
Franc as well as Vidal Blanc one of the French-American hybrids.
Wine production has climbed to over 50,000 cases annually with
many wines receiving awards in domestic and international competitions.
Rivers is one of the
premium sparkling wine producers in the world, located in Southeastern
Massachusetts. Westport Rivers was founded in 1982 when Bob
and Carol Russell purchased the historic "Smith Long Acre Farm"
in Westport, Massachusetts. In the past two decades, the winery
has grown from obscurity to being nationally recognized as one
of the top five sparkling wine producers in the country.
Green Valley Country Club is just down the street from Shamrock Farm Inn. Through our relationship with Green Valley, we can assure you the Tee time of your choosing. Mention that you are interested in golf when making your reservation so that we can take care of the details.
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