Newport Vineyards

+1 401 848-5161 E 909 Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
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Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. Aquidneck Island is blessed with one of the most desirable farming areas in the country, if not the world. This extraordinary micro-climate is created by a combination of the warm waters of the Gulf Stream to the south and the moderating effects of Narragansett Bay. These conditions provide a long, cool growing season ideal for developing complex flavors in wine. Since the original vineyard plantings in the 1970s, Newport Vineyards, under the ownership of John and Paul Nunes, has grown to 60 vineyard acres. Below is timeline of significant events in the history of Newport Vineyards. 1917 NUNES FARM PURCHASED Francisco Nunes, the great grandfather of John and Paul Nunes, acquires the 51 acre Bailey Farm on Wyatt Road. Known today as the Nunes Farm, this stone wall lined property is protected from Read more »

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