To the surprise of many, tiny Rhode Island has a very successful wine industry. Several grape varieties have been found to grow well in the state’s climate and soil. For example, the Vidal and Seyval grape varieties grow very well during the Ocean state’s long growing season and the occasional fog that is part of this Northeastern state’s summers.
The shores of the Sakonnet River, which winds south from Mount Hope Bay to Rhode Island Sound is the preferred location for the state’s vineyards. The mild sea-tempered climate allows for a long growing season and moderate winters as well as making a beautiful place to visit.