Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24

The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is a celebration of fine wines, beer, and amazing cuisine that takes place over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort. Our idyllic waterfront setting provides the perfect setting for sipping wine, savoring delicious entrees, cooking and blending interactive classes, and plenty more!

To purchase tickets, please call the Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4146.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

To purchase tickets for the below events, please call Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4146.

Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Trinitas Cellars ‘Meet the Maker’ Reception

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$55.00* per ticket

If you enjoy talking and learning about wine as much as you enjoy drinking it, then join us for an outdoor “Meet the Maker” reception as we welcome Maggie Kruse, assistant winemaker of Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Garrett and Betsy Busch, Proprietors of Trinitas Cellars. Delight, sip and savor incredible Jordan wines, and have the opportunity to meet and converse with Maggie during the afternoon.

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Newport Beach Wine Festival

Jordan Vineyard & Winery Reserve Winemaker Dinner and Reception

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$150.00* per ticket

An evening of delectable wine and food featuring the iconic Sonoma winery. Begin with an outdoor reception, followed by a decadent five-course dinner in Waterline’s main dining room.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

To purchase tickets for the below events, please call Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4146.

‘Cooking with Wine’ Trinitas Cellars Cooking Class and Wine Pairing

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$75.00* per ticket

Learn how to cook a wine-themed three course meal certain to wow your friends and family. Taste, sip and learn all about the wines along the way, then enjoy your creations for an afternoon communal lunch.

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‘Mastering the Art of Blending Experience’ Blending Class

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$75.00* per ticket

Ever wonder how your favorite 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 varietal.  Be the winemaker and recreate the Foley Food & Wine Society collection of selected wines… much merlot should be added to the blend? Perhaps a touch more cabernet? You decide!

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Get a 5% discount if you purchase your ticket before September 1

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Grand Tasting

7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

$125.00* per ticket

Join us for the pinnacle of the weekend. Taste, sip and savor a broad range of varietals brought in from over 90 wineries, many of which are acclaimed and award-winning. Taste over 200 wines and pair them with endless creations from our 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, delightfully prepared meats, caviars, artisan cheeses and decadent desserts while enjoying live jazz music.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

To purchase tickets for the below events, please call Balboa Bay Resort at 949.630.4146.


Beer for Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

à la carte pricing

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 hearty and delicious breakfast creations that pair perfectly with a variety of finely crafted brews. If you love beer, breakfast, brunch and stunning views of the Balboa Bay, this is an event not to miss!

Waterline and Wine Seafood Festival

3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

$89.00* per ticket

Enjoy a casual Sunday afternoon of amazing seafood, wine, music and sunshine. Savor great wines, sip on an assortment of tasty craft beers and indulge in all the delicious seafood you could imagine – all amidst live musical entertainment.

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*prices do not include tax or gratuity
**BBC Member discounts apply to all events


A perfect way to enjoy the festival is to stay overnight or all weekend.

Book a room at best available rate and select from three incredible experiences:

“The Taste”Room at best available rate and two Grand Tasting tickets

“Sip and Savor”Room at best available rate and 15% discount off any event(s) (excluding Grand Tasting) 

“Uncork, Delight and Unwind” – Room at best available rate, two Grand Tasting tickets and 25% discount off any additional event(s) 

For room reservations, please call 949.630.4115