All fifty of the United States now boast wineries, including the smallest, Rhode Island. (North Dakota was the last state to open a federally licensed winery, in 2002.)
Rhode Island features a mild climate well-suited to vinous pursuits, and because of the state’s small size, it’s possible to visit most of Rhode Island’s wineries in a single day.
Longtime travel writer Andrew Harper recently explored Rhode Island’s wine scene, and he describes his itinerary and tasting experiences here.
Wherever you’re traveling, you can often find at least one or two unique wineries, distilleries or breweries. At these local tasting rooms, I’m almost always rewarded with a unique gem or two, a good story, or both.