Westport Rivers is mostly known for their white wines and champagnes. When pressed, I'm more of a red wine kind of girl, but I highly enjoyed the tasting at Westport Rivers.
It was so nice just being in the sun learning about various wines and champagnes and sipping on them.
The second winery we went to was Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton, Rhode Island. The tasting was indoors and a totally different experience, but also really great. Sakonnet had a lot more red wines, so I chose to taste a lot of those. But I still tried the Gewürztraminer, which I'm usually a fan of, and the Winterwine Ice Wine. Both were delicious.
But the definite winner of the tasting was the Cabernet Franc. I might even go so far as to say it's a wine that's now really high up on my list of favorites. It was really smooth and a little bit spicey. It had such an amazing taste and would be perfect with a nice steak. We were all in complete agreement and may have bought a case to split.
OK, now we're just being silly.
Now I'm super excited to research other local vineyards and go exploring. I had no idea there were so many great vineyards so close to where I live and I can't wait to see what else I can find. If you love wine, or don't like it and want to, I totally recommend finding a vineyard and going to a tasting. The people working at the wineries are extremely knowledgeable and will help you discover something you like. And it's just something really fun to do on a nice summer day. As you can tell, we had a blast!
Do you have a favorite wine? Or any tips for becoming a wine expert? I'd love to hear!