Rhode Island wine

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Rhode Island
Wine region
Map of USA RI.svg
Official name State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Type U.S. state
Year established 1790
Years of wine industry 1663-present
Country USA
Sub-regions Southeastern New England AVA
Total area 1,214 square miles (3,144 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Riesling[1]
No. of wineries 6

Rhode Island wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Viticulture in Rhode Island began in 1663 when King Charles II of England included wine production among the land uses approved in the royal charter establishing Rhode Island as an English colony. The modern wine industry of Rhode Island began in 1975 when Sakonnet Vineyards was established near Little Compton. Located near the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island has one of the most moderate climates of the U.S. northeast.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Rhode Island: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 28, 2007.