Farming has been in the Nunes family since 1917 when Francisco Nunes (John and Paul’s great-grandfather) acquired the stone-wall-enclosed Bailey Farm on Wyatt Road. The original 1701 Farmstead remains on the property today and the farming tradition continues with over 30 acres of vineyards. The land remains preserved in perpetuity through partnerships with the Aquidneck Land Trust, the State of Rhode Island, Newport Vineyards and the Nunes family.
2002 Nunes Farm Preservation
“John and Paul Nunes, owners of Newport Vineyards, acquired the Nunes Farm from the estate of Susan Nunes, the 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 of wine grapes. The original historic farmhouse and restored barn remain in the Nunes /Kalil family.