Our Vineyard


In keeping with the philosophy that small-scale winemaking is an art form engaged in by a winemaker with a passion for wine, Steven and Family produce about 2000 cases of premium wine annually.

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It all started with family.

In 2007, the O’Connor’s discovered the property in Foster RI and after much research deemed the gravelly soils, warm days, and cool nights to be ideal for winemaking. Over the next ten years Steven, Sheri and their two sons (Nicholas & Kyle, for whom the vineyard in named after) planted grapes and constructed the current winery on the property, and in 2012 opened Nickle Creek Vineyard. Later that same year, the first wines bearing the NCV label were produced, bottled and sold. The vineyard and winery have grown steadily in production yet the team at Nickle Creek continue to focus on estate grown and locally sourced grapes for their wines. Numerous Gold Medals and Best of Class Awards throughout the years attest to recognition by industry peers as well as by the public to the excellence of Nickle Creek’s wines.

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Nickle Creek's Story

  1. Purchased the property that would be Nicklecreek Vineyard on Christmas Eve.

  2. Nickle Creek Vineyard was incorporated.

  3. The barn on the property was restored for tasting and production.

  4. Nicklecreek’s first full year open… we expanded the tasting room and added a separate production room. Also, cleared more land and planted more vines!

  5. Rising Star Award, North Central Chamber of Commerce

  6. First Place, “best winery experience” & “RI summer destination,” Summer Guide Challenge, Providence Journal

  7. Beverage Artisan Award – Edible Rhody

  8. Gold medal for Pinot Noir, Big E wine competition

  9. Winner of Big E wine competition. Three of our wine varietals won Gold, 2 silver and also won Best Rhode Island Wine!

  10. Completed addition of new production building

  11. Providence Journals Readers choice first place for best winery

Harvesting RI

Nickle Creek Featured in Harvesting RI

Check out our story in Harvesting RI.

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Providence Journal Feature

Steven and Sheri spoke with the Providence Journal about life at the vineyard during the challenging year of 2020.

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As dog lovers, we are happy to contribute to canine charities any way we can.

We love dogs. In fact, we love dogs so much that we named one of our wines after them. Part of the proceeds from our Two Dog White wine goes to a different canine charity every year to help pups in need.

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