The always popular Newport Beach Wine Festival in Southern California is a celebration of fine wines, beer, and exceptional cuisine, the event is held on Memorial Day Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort. This ideal waterfront setting provides an excellent setting for sipping wine, savoring delicious cuisine, cooking, blending interactive classes, and much more!
– Friday May 22
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ‘Meet the Maker’ Reception
For anyone that enjoys talking and learning about wine as much as drinking it, the outdoor “Meet the Maker” reception welcomes Maggie Kruse, assistant winemaker of Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Delight, sip and savor incredible Jordan wines, and have the opportunity to meet and converse with Maggie.
Jordan Vineyard & Winery Reserve Winemaker Dinner and Reception
An evening of delectable wine and food featuring the renowned Sonoma winery. Begin with an outdoor reception, followed by a decadent five-course dinner in Waterline’s main dining room.
– Saturday May 23
‘Cooking with Wine’ Trinitas Cellars Cooking Class and Wine Pairing
Learn how to cook a wine-themed 3-course meal that is certain to impress friends and family. Taste, sip and learn about the wines along the way, then enjoy your creations for an afternoon lunch.
‘Mastering the Art of Blending Experience’ Blending Class
Have you ever wonder how wines are crafted, or what exactly constitutes as a 90+ rated wine? Learn the basics of blending from a range of base wines and learn the characteristics attributed to each. Be the winemaker and recreate the Foley Food & Wine Society collection of selected wines…
Don’t miss the pinnacle of the weekend. Taste, sip and savor a broad range of varietals from 90-plus wineries, many of which are acclaimed and award-winning. Taste over 200 wines and pair them with endless creations from the incredible culinary team led by Executive Chef Vincent Lesage. Guests have the opportunity to pair the abundance of exquisite wines with a wonderful selection of seafood, exceptional meats, caviars, artisan cheeses and decadent desserts while enjoying live jazz musical entertainment.
– Sunday May 24
Beer for Breakfast
Take part in a European tradition we’re proud to bring to our own Gastropub, A&O Kitchen+Bar. Delight in a whimsical menu featuring bountiful and delicious breakfast creations that pair perfectly with aa array of finely crafted brews. If you love beer, breakfast, brunch and stunning views of the Balboa Bay, plan to attend this event.
Waterline and Wine Seafood Festival
Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon of exceptional seafood, wine, music and sunshine. Savor great wines, sip on a variety of craft beers and indulge in all the delicious seafood you could imagine – all while enjoying live music.
Save the Date: May 22-24
Location: Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 Coast Hwy. Newport Beach, CA
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