With all that’s happening in and around Newport this summer, we’re looping back and trying to catch up with some local venues (here’s Hotel Viking and Gurney’s) to find out what’s happening, new, and to do at their busy venues.

For this story, we head to Newport Vineyards for a mid-summer round up of all that’s up at Taproot Brewing Co, Newport Vineyards, and Brix Restaurant.

Summer Tastes Better at Newport Vineyards

Summer tastes better at Newport Vineyards with their line-up of live music, estate grown wines, fresh Taproot Beer and farm-fresh foodie treats and events. So head on over, grab a glass, trade in the ocean views for an afternoon overlooking their sea of vines and get on “vineyard time.”

Live Music:

  • Wednesdays from 5pm – 8pm
  • Saturdays through August from 1pm – 4pm
  • Sundays from 1pm – 4pm
  • Visit newportvineyards.com for the complete line up

Inaugural Vine Dinner: Dine Amongst the Vines

  • Sunday, August 25 5pm – 8pm
  • Dine amongst the vines while Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and his culinary team cook over an open fire, a mix of plated and family style courses, all made from scratch al fresco. Our first ever Vine Dinner will be set in our meadow overlooking our rustic farm road, vineyards and pastoral views. Come with old friends and leave with new ones. Open seating. Wine/Beer/Non-Alcoholic beverages included. 21+
  • Full Details/Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-vine-dinner-dine-amongst-the-vines-tickets-65199942784

Farm Fresh + Frose Pops:

  • Taproot Brewing Co. serves up fresh craft beer as well farm fresh fare. Lunch served daily during the summer. Al fresco dining overlooking the vines, or indoors in the Taproom.
  • Brix Restaurant offers dinner Tuesday – Saturday. Their full 100% scratch farm to table cooking will knock your socks off, as well the winery tank room and barrel room views.
  • Don’t miss out on Burger & Beer Tuesdays where a selection of burgers and a fresh Taproot pint is just $12 in Taproot for lunch and $15 in Brix for dinner.
  • Fan favorite Flight Night takes place every Wednesday evening in Brix where guests enjoy $10 wine and beer flights and $10 select small plates.
    • *Insider tip, be sure to check out the live music in the winery/brewery and then head up to Brix for some flights and bites.
  • Last but certainly not least, the winery is serving up Frose Pops every weekend through the summer. You heard that right! Frozen Rose! Supplies limited so get ‘em while they last!  

For more information on Newport Vineyards, visit www.newportvineyards.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.