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Verde Vineyards, Johnston, RI

About Our Wine


Traditional wine making techniques, hand picked grapes, open fermentation
and oak barrel aging produce a wine reminiscent of the southern Rhone Valley.

Wines are available for purchase at Verde Vineyards, The Den Wine and Spirits, and The Savory Grape.

Rosé   NEW!

Red fruits (red raspberry, strawberry, cherry, watermelon), spice.




Chardonnay   NEW!

Burgundian style, stainless steel fermented, hint of oak. Pear, Meyer lemon. Easy drinking.




Petite Pearl

Petite Pearl is a small grape producing a wine with a dark red garnet color. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits like plum and blackberry with spice notes of nutmeg, cloves and burnt orange peel. A complex wine with mid palate soft tannins. Petite Pearl is a cold climate hybrid from the breeding program of eminent viticulturist Tom Plocher from Minnesota.





Itasca has a light yellow to straw color. It is the latest of cold hardy grapes from the breeding program at the University of Minnesota. Itasca wine has aromas and tastes of quince, citron, pear, dried  spIces, a hint of pineapple and a creamy woodiness. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc.




St. Croix

Verde Vineyard's award-winning St. Croix is a medium-bodied estate bottled wine. It opens with fruit and soft tannins, transitions to a lively berry mid-palate, and has a lingering finish.

2014 Big E Northeast Wine Competition
Best Rhode Island Wine/Best Grown in State
Gold — Verde Vineyards 2011 St. Croix

St. Croix is, in my opinion, the very best of the red hybrids. Giacomo Verde's St. Croix is utterly delicious. It has abundant fruit, right up front, and a luscious quality from soft tannins, but it does not lack the acidity any wine needs to go with food.
— Donald Breed, former wine writer for The Providence Journal




Cayuga White

Cayuga is a medium bodied fruit forward white wine with hints of melon, citrus and peach; flavors which are enjoyed through a long finish. The bright acidity makes it a perfect accompaniment to bolder foods that would be traditionally paired with a white wine.

Try Cayuga with a cheddar, roasted poultry, grilled fish and Thai dishes, or simply enjoy a glass with friends. Developed by Cornell University in the 1970's, Cayuga has a complex ancestry that includes Zinfandel along with American grapes. Serve slightly chilled.

2014 Big E Northeast Wine Competition
Bronze — Verde Vineyards 2013 Cayuga White




Bianco d'Amelia

Bianco d'Amelia is a dry, white wine reminiscent of a Riesling with aromas of apricot, peach, citrus and pineapple. It  is made entirely from the La Crescent grape developed by the University of Minnesota in 2002. Amelia's White is named for the mother of the vintner, Giacomo Verde.

Bianco d'Amelia's structure and balance make it enjoyable with food or on its own. It pairs well with fresh cheeses and the delicate flavors of seafood. Serve slightly chilled.





Surveyor is a velvety light to medium bodied old world red wine made from a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Blaufrankisch and St. Croix.

Surveyor has the complex fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry associated with these vinifera varieties. Enjoy a glass on its own or paired with many cheeses and meat dishes.

Surveyor is named after the vintner's father, Nicholas Verde, surveyor of many land tracts in Rhode Island, including the land upon which the vineyard is now located.


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50 Hopkins Avenue, Johnston, RI • (401) 934-2317