Friday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 25th

The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is a celebration of fine wines, spirits, and culinary delights that takes place over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort. Our idyllic waterfront setting provides the perfect setting for sipping wine, savoring delicious entrees, educational wine seminars, and plenty more!

To purchase tickets, please call the Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4145.

Wine Festival Schedule

Friday, May 23, 2014

Master Sommelier Coasting Through California Wine Dinner, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Intimate six-course dinner with wine pairings selected by guest sommeliers Ira Harmon M.S. and Ron Mumford M.S.

This intimate event is limited to 70 seats. $195 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wine, recipes, ingredients and education. Chef Vincent Lesage will lead guests in creating their own three course lunch using wine as the central ingredient. Sip wine as you help create each course.

$90 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Newport Beach Wine Festival

Seminar #1, 3:00 p.m.

Quintessa Wine Tasting

Napa Valley vertical wine tasting consisting of eight wines.

$75 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Seminar #2, 5:00 p.m.

Coastal California Appellation Experience

California wine tasting and engagement with guest sommeliers that will educate guests on a variety of great wines from the different regions of California.

$65 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Grand Tasting, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Experience tastings from over 90 wineries from around the world with delectable food pairings from the resort’s culinary team.

$135 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Beer for Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Take part in a European tradition and enjoy beer for breakfast. Join the resort’s very own brewer, JC Converse, CSW and Certified Cicerone, as you delight in a variety of JC’s favorite brews from renowned beer capitals of the world − all perfectly accompanied with delicious and hearty rustic breakfast faire.

$45 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.  

All-American Seafood Festival, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Delight in great wine, beer and magnificent cuisine from the sea at this outdoor seafood festival. Sample and savor wines from over 30 wineries, including our winery partner Trinitas Cellars, as you enjoy an incredible selection of the finest seafood.

$99 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Cigars “On the Rocks”, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

An evening of top flight cognacs, scotches, ports, tequilas, specialty cocktails, fine artisan cheeses, decadent desserts and of course, cigars.

$60 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

To purchase tickets, please call Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4145.

Wine Festival Room Packages

Join Balboa Bay Resort for our Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival - a celebration of fine wines, spirits, and culinary delights over Memorial Weekend. We’re offering several Wine Festival Room Packages that include event tickets, overnight accommodations, valet parking, and much more!

“The Taste” Package

Enjoy room accommodations, Grand Tasting Tickets, and more. This hotel package includes:

  • One room night on Saturday night
  • Two tickets to Grand Tasting
  • Dessert amenity in room upon turn down
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Bottle of wine in room

*Based on availability and subject to change. Does not include tax or hospitality service fee.

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“Sip and Savor” Package

Enjoy overnight accommodations and 20% discount off two or more select event/seminar(s)*. This overnight package includes:

  • One room night on Saturday night
  • Two tickets to any other seminar or event*
  • Two tickets to a second seminar or event *
  • Dessert amenity in room upon turn down
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Bottle of wine in room

*Includes choice of Quintessa Wine Tasting Seminar, Coastal California Appellation Experience Seminar, Beer for Breakfast, or Cigar “On the Rocks”. Based on availability and subject to change. Does not include tax or hospitality service fee.

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“Uncork, Delight and Unwind” Package

Relax with this “Uncork, Delight, and Unwind” hotel package in Newport Beach. Enjoy a one night stay on Saturday, Grand Tasting Tickets, and one select seminar/event of choice*. This package includes:

  • One room night on Saturday nightt
  • Two tickets to Grand Tasting
  • Two tickets to any other seminar or event*
  • Dessert amenity in room upon turn down
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Bottle of wine in room

*Includes choice of Quintessa Wine Tasting Seminar, Coastal California Appellation Experience Seminar, Beer for Breakfast or Cigar “On the Rocks”. Based on availability and subject to change. Does not include tax or hospitality service fee.

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“Indulge” Package

Enjoy a 3-night stay on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and two tickets to all Wine Festival events! This package includes:

  • Three night stay Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Two tickets to all events
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Bottle of champagne and cheese plate in room upon arrival
  • Dessert amenity in room upon turn down each night
  • Breakfast for two on Monday, May 26 in Waterline or room service

*Based on availability and subject to change. Does not include tax or hospitality service fee.

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