Mulberry Vineyards: Historic Chepachet, RI

Mulberry Vineyards, Mulberry Vineyards: Historic Chepachet, RI, The Travel Bug Bite

The Mulberry Vineyards are located in historic Chepachet in Glocester, Rhode Island. We discovered this great spot due to a recommendation from friends who live in the area. We arrived on a beautiful day, with a large crowd sitting at a safe distance on chairs and blankets brought from home. There was live music by Elise Testone & Mike Sullivan. It was the perfect experience, and if we lived any closer, we’d be coming every week!

About Mulberry Vineyards

Mulberry Vineyards is located in the historic village of Chepachet, Rhode Island.  The tasting hours are on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. For just $5 you can enjoy a selection of 4 wines. A glass of wine will also cost you $5, while a bottle ranges from $20-30. This home-owned vineyard is family friendly. We saw lots of children, dogs and adults enjoying the beautiful day.

Their Story

“While attending University of Rhode Island, I studied Entomology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.  I took Food Science classes identifying different levels of alcohols within the local wines.  I consulted for local vineyards on insect pest management and to the chagrin of my mom, began planting grapevines everywhere. 

In 1999, I began commercially planting 8 acres of vines and over the past 14 years have learned a great deal about the Rhode Island terroir.  Rhode Island has an ideal condition for growing certain varieties of grapes. 

In 2011, my wife and I purchased the historical Andrew Brown homestead in Chepachet, Rhode Island.  We have been approved to develop and produce some great wines here in Rhode Island.  So try Mulberry Vineyards.  You’ll enjoy.”

The Wine

They offer a great variety of both red and white wines as well as pitchers of sangria!

White Wine

Pinot Gris – Smooth finish with green apple and pear natural flavors. 

Chardonnay – A crisp full bodied wine with fruit overtones 

Riesling – Bright crisp wine with a perfect balance. 

White Merlot (Blush) – A great wine to enjoy with friends. 

Red Wines

Pinot Noir – A light red wine blended with Syrah producing a deep rich red wine.  

​Merlot – Barrel aged in Hungarian oak for 10 months making a smooth balanced wine. 

Cabernet Sauvignon – Aged in a new French oak barrel for 11 months, this wine is rich with color and flavor.  

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – Aged longer in a heavier toasted barred bringing out more complex flavors. 

Summary

Mulberry Vineyards is a place that we discovered in a series of unlikely events, but we can’t imagine not returning for the great wine and even greater vibes. They have a great lot with chickens, perfect for a day in the sun. Their wine is delicious and super affordable. If we had planned on going straight home afterward, we would have left with a crate like so many others we saw! We can’t wait to come back; we recommend that you check it out too!

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