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Newport Vineyards

Newport Vineyards 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. Wine is made in the vineyard. Paul Nunes, vineyard manager, believes that good wine is a combination of quality soil, climate, and properly managed vines. A vigorous, detailed and environmentally safe soil nutrition program is actively followed. Paul and his crew provide each vine with complete hands-on care from winter pruning to harvest. All vines are carefully pruned to maintain the balance needed for healthy vines and healthy grapes. A canopy management program is in place to ensure proper sun and wind exposure to the leaves. Grapes are also exposed to the sun by pulling the leaves around the fruit (by hand) in late July. All grapes are picked by hand and carefully delivered in small lugs to the crush pad.

From Newport: Drive east on Memorial Blvd. past Easton's Beach, then bear left (north) on Aquidneck Ave (Rte. 138A) to East Main Road (Rte 138). Bear right onto Rte.138. Newport Vineyards and Winery is 3/4 mile north on the right. (No. 909) From Providence: Drive east on Rte. 195 to Rte. 24 south. Cross the Sakonnet River Bridge. Take Exit 1 (Rte. 138) and follow it south for 10 minutes. Winery is on the left. (No. 909)

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909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI, US, 02842 Email:
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Fax: 401-848-5162
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Similar to White Zinfandel, finished semi-dry. Fruity with rich berry flavors.
Blaufrankish (also known as Lemberger) is a grape of Austrian origin. This grape produces a rich red wine and is well-suited to our maritime climate.
  Cabernet Franc
A fresh red wine with a spicy, toasty character, with notes of earthy, dark fruit.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Unfiltered and aged in French Oak. Exhibits aromas of raspberry and plum, with hints of mocha. Food pairings: grilled or roast beef, steak, garlic and red wine sauces, and aged cheeses.
Dry, barrel-fermented, with hints of mango and pear and a long, full finish. Similar to the wines of Burgundy.
  Gemini Red
A dry medium-bodied and delightfully smooth red wine with a peppery finish and a hint of oak.
An aromatic white with rich melon and apricot flavors. Our most popular wine! Gold medal winner at International Eastern Wine Competition. 724
A superbly crafted house blend with the Seyval and Vidal grapes. This semi-dry table wine is crisp and fruity.
Made from fresh local apples and fermented to 7% alcohol. Finished with a crisp semi-dry bite.
  Landot Noir
Our Landot Noir is a dark, soft and fragrant red wine with exciting complexities of cherry, plum and jam; gently pressed and aged in oak barrels.
  MERLOT ~ Vintner's Select
Only the best Merlot grapes are hand-selected from the ripest blocks in our vineyard. Subtly pressed and aged in new French oak barrels.
A Sauterne-style wine made from late harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy with your favorite warm dessert and cool jazz.
  Newport Merlot
Currant, raspberry, and blackberry. Extended oak aging, with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon added for extra complexity.
Dry, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Aromas of banana and melon, with citrus flavors & a crisp finish.
  Pinot Noir
This elegant Pinot Noir has prominent raspberry aromas, rich cherry flavors and a long finish.
100% barrel fermentation gives our Reserve Chardonnay a full-bodied character. Aged "sur-lie" in the barrel to preserve the delicate balance of fruit and oak.
Our new signature wine. Elegant and dry, with a bright floral bouquet, forward mineral components, and hints of peach.
Slightly off-dry, with floral aromas and rich melon and mineral flavors, refeshing finish.
A blend of the Austrian grape Blauburgunder (Lemberger) and Chancellor. Bright berry fruit similar to a Beaujolais.
Dry, light-bodied, similar to French style rose. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
A blend of vintages dating back to the late 1990's, this wine is made in the classic Portuguese ruby port style.
Dry, oak aged, with hints of apple and pear, similar to a white Bordeaux. A blend of Seyval and Chardonnay.
Dry, with hints of passion fruit and gooseberries, with a crisp, palate-cleansing finish. Sancerre style.
Dry, grapefruit and citrus flavors, crisp, light-bodied.
Semi-dry, banana and mango flavors, fruity finish.
Harvested after the third hard frost in November. Pressed frozen to capture the richest nectars of the Vidal. The seductive bouquet of fresh peaches and apricots makes this a truly unforgettable dessert wine. Brix at harvest 38%, Residual sugar, 19%.
Blended in the style of the classic Portuguese white ports. Enjoy with your favorite dessert or cigar.
Semi-dry, berry-like aromas. Made from the red Merlot grape, the winemaker used light skin contact to achieve a forward fruit-driven wine with a pink color.


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