Newport Beach Wine Festival

14th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival at Balboa Bay Resort

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Download the Festival brochure here
Download the Event Schedule here

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel
  • Winemaker Dinner & Reception

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Dinner and Reception

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Five-Course Winemaker Dinner and Reception
Waterline Newport Beach patio & dining room
6 – 10pm · $175 per person (all-inclusive)
An evening of delectable wine and food featuring the iconic Napa Valley wineries. Begin with an outdoor reception, followed by a decadent four-course dinner specially prepared by executive chef Rachel Haggstrom as we welcome special guests and master mixologist James Woods.

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Trinitas WineWine Tasting Sunset CruiseGrand Wine Tasting
  • Afternoon Winemaker Luncheon with Trinitas Cellars
  • Grand Tasting VIP Preview Reception & Harbor Cruise aboard the Ambassador
  • Grand Tasting

Afternoon Winemaker Luncheon with Trinitas Cellars

Waterline Newport Beach patio & dining room
11:30am – 2:00pm · $76 per-person (all-inclusive) 
Delight in an outdoor tasting followed by a wine-themed three-course meal in the Waterline main dining room where each course is cooked and paired with a select Trinitas Cellar wine.

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The Ambassador (BBR’s new yacht and floating event space)
4:30 – 6:30pm · $100 per-person (all-inclusive) with the purchase of Grand Tasting Ticket
For those who desire the VIP treatment, enjoy an exclusive pre-Grand Tasting Sunset upscale reception and harbor cruise aboard The Ambassador, the resort’s yacht and floating event space, followed by a 30-minute early entry into the Grand Tasting, as well as dining seating within a VIP section during the entire evening. Truly a VIP affair. Available to all who purchase tickets to the Grand Tasting for an additional $100.

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Grand Tasting

Grand Ballroom
7:00 – 10:30pm · $125 per-person (all-inclusive)
The pinnacle of the weekend. Taste, sip and savor over 100 wines produced from over 50 top-flight California wineries, all acclaimed and award-winning, paired with an abundance of decadent food specially created by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom for this special evening to the accompaniment of a live jazz duet.

Wine will be available to purchase and take home at distributor pricing from wineries and to join wine clubs.

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Sunday, May 28

Overnight Package

Sunday Brunch
  • Champagne Brunch

Mumm Sparkling Wine Sunday Seafood Buffet Brunch at Waterline

Waterline Newport Beach patio & dining room
10:30am-2:30pm · $75 per-person (all-inclusive)
Conclude the weekend with adelicious and decadent Sunday buffet Brunch featuring the sparkling wines of Mumm Napa Valley to pair perfectly with an abundance of seafood and classical brunch favorites.

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Wine Enthusiast
  • Overnight Package

Wine Enthusiast Experience

A perfect way to enjoy the 14th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival over the Memorial Day weekend is to stay overnight, or all weekend. Take advantage of our “Wine Enthusiast” experience and receive 10% off your room with the purchase of two tickets to any event.

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All prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity, all events are subject to change, not all prices are final. BBC member discounts apply.