• A rosé made from Cabernet Franc, showing red fruit, melon and a hint of rose petal. Winemaker George Chelf finds the cool climate to the north of Newport brings out the best in this varietal. Co-owner Paul Nunes credits a combination of good soil, favorable climate and well-managed vines. The estate boasts over 50 acres of vineyards on its 100 acres of preserved farmland. Pix: Maizy, the 5th generation on the farm, trellising new vines using her great grandfather’s air compressor.