Newport Vineyards is the largest grower of wine grapes in New England and is recognized as a landmark attraction in Newport County and continues the tradition of growing quality wines on preserved farmland. With anticipated completion of early 2015 Newport Vineyards is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion including Brix Restaurant, a new marketplace and expanded […]

Newport Vineyards Riesling wins best of show out of 458 wine entries at the Jefferson Cup Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.

John and Paul Nunes acquire the Nunes Farm from the Estate of Susan Nunes, daughter in-law of the late Francisco Nunes. The property is placed into perpetual preservation through a partnership between the Nunes Family, the Aquidneck Land Trust and the State of Rhode Island. The property is planted as a vineyard with 8 varieties […]

Newport Vineyards is presented with the Rhode Island Historical Society Ingenuity and Enterprise Award for its vineyard practices, Port wine and Ice Wine.

Newport Vineyards Vidal Ice Wine is voted one of the top 50 wines in the United States at the Jefferson Invitational.

“Great White” wins its first gold medal at the Eastern International Wine Competition and becomes Newport Vineyard’s best selling wine.

Newport Vineyards acquires the Perry Farm next to the winery on Route 138 through a partnership between the Aquidneck Land Trust and The State of Rhode Island Division of Agriculture. This farm was targeted for 80 house lots and today is protected from development and planted with 9 varieties of vinifera wine grapes.

Partnership between Captain Alexander and the Nunes Family starts with the establishment of a modern winery on Route 138 just north of Newport, Rhode Island. Originally founded as Vinland Wine Cellars, the winery produced its first vintage in this year. George Chelf, the winemaker still with Newport Vineyards today, is hired and presses his first […]

Retired Captain Richard Alexander plants wine grapes on the Hopelands Estate overlooking Rhode Island Sound. After experimenting with several varietals, he plants 10 acres of French-American wine grapes with the help of family, friends and neighbors, including John and Paul’s cousin Peter Nunes.