Make Your Plans for the Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival Memorial Day Weekend
Imagine savoring fine wines as the bay laps the sand in beautiful Newport Beach, or cruising Balboa Bay on a yacht as you discover new favorites during a VIP reception. Unique opportunities like these draw wine lovers from all over to the annual Newport Beach Wine Festival, now in its 13th year at the celebrated Balboa Bay Resort.
Held over Memorial Day Weekend, this year’s event starts Friday, May 27, with an exquisite five-course wine maker dinner, featuring two Napa Valley iconic wineries, Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel. The evening will begin outside with breathtaking views of the bay during a welcome reception. Guests will then move to the resort’s signature waterfront restaurant, Waterline, for a grand dinner. Saturday, learn to refine your use of wine for cooking in the Trinitas Cellars Cooking with Wine class and communal lunch featuring the culinary team. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to sip and learn about wines along the way.
To take your experience to the next level, sign up for the exclusive Grand Tasting VIP Preview Reception held on the Balboa Bay Resort yacht, SeaForce1. The new yacht serves as the perfect floating event space for a one-of- a-kind way to watch the sun set. VIP guests then enjoy a 30-minute early entry to the Grand Tasting event.
Taking place in the Grand Ballroom, the Grand Tasting is the pinnacle of the weekend. Guests are invited to taste, sip and savor more than 100 wines produced by more than 50 top-flight California wineries. These award-winning wines will be paired with an abundance of decadent food especially created by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom. A live jazz trio to complete the celebration accompanies the pairings.
Rounding out the weekend is a grandiose and upscale “Sunday brunch of all brunches” featuring Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, as well as a variety of sparkling and white wines, a bloody mary bar, fresh seafood, an omelet bar, carving stations and more.
“We are looking forward to our 13th annual wine festival event and welcoming resort guests, Balboa Bay Club members, and our local community to the resort to experience an extraordinary wine and food experience,” says Sam El-Rabaa, general manager of Balboa Bay Resort. “Along with the recent renovations to our beautiful resort, we are very excited to introduce some modern twists and fun experiences during this year’s annual weekend of exceptional wine and food.”
The idyllic waterfront setting at Balboa Bay Resort provides the perfect backdrop for three incredible days of interactive food and wine experiences. To purchase tickets, call (877) 210-0365 or click on this link.