Newport Beach Wine Festival

Kick off the summer at Balboa Bay Resort’s 15th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival – a celebration of fine wine and cuisine over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Dinner and Reception

Featuring the iconic Napa Valley vineyards and a five-course dinner expertly paired by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom at Waterline Newport Beach.

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

$175 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

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Wine Blending Experience

Blend, bottle, label, and take home your own “private label.”

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

$65 per person (all inclusive)

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Afternoon Wine and Food Fest

Featuring over 20 premium and award-winning wineries, 100 plus varietals, live music, hors d’ oeuvres, and bay views.

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$115 per person (all inclusive)

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Champagne Harbor Cruise Aboard the Ambassador Yacht

Sunset cruise paired with champagne and decadent desserts aboard the Resort’s private yacht, The Ambassador.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (yacht leaves shore at 6:45pm)

$75 per person (all inclusive)

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Mumm Sparkling Wine and Seafood Buffet Brunch

A sparkling pairing at Waterline Newport Beach, featuring Mumm Napa Valley and selections from Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom.

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

$95 per person (all inclusive)

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Afternoon Wine Tasting Duffy Excursion

Conclude the holiday weekend "Newport Style" aboard a Duffy cruising the Balboa Bay while enjoying an intimate wine tasting presented by The Wine Militia. Tour  departs at 2:00 pm, and is 90 minutes in length. There is a minimum of six guests per duffy (smaller groups will be paired together) and a maximum of eight guests per duffy.

2:00 pm - SOLD OUT

$75 per person (all inclusive)


Combination Tickets

Festival Experience ticket

Get the complete “weekend of wine” experience. Choose any three (3) wine events taking place on Saturday or Sunday, and receive a combo ticket at a discounted rate.

$215 per person (all inclusive)

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Please call 949.630.4207 for additional details and information

*BBC Member discounts available for all events


Wine Enthusiast Room Package

wine pourMake it a “weekend of wine” with an overnight stay along the water’s edge. Purchase two tickets to any Wine Festival Event, and receive 15% off guestroom accommodations. 

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Available Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018. 72-hour cancelation policy applies to any wine festival event. One-night room, wine festival event tickets, and tax deposit taken at the time of booking

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Wine Enthusiast Experience

Kick off the summer over Memorial Day weekend at Balboa Bay Resort’s 15th Annual Wine Festival – a celebration of fine wine and cuisine featuring three days of winemaker dinners, tastings, and more!

Take your “weekend of wine” experience to the next level with an overnight stay along the water’s edge that includes two (2) tickets to any event of choice and 15% off your room.

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Celebrate Our Stars Forbes Experience

Celebrate with us and enjoy this limited-time experience that embodies Balboa Bay Resort’s service culture and 4-star Forbes rating.

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Shop & Stay package

The ultimate combination of shopping and relaxation with a getaway to the Balboa Bay that includes a $50 gift certificate to either South Coast Plaza or the resort’s Bayfront Boutique and valet parking.

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Bayside Serenity Package

Revitalize the mind, body and spirit and embrace the amazing Newport Beach elements with a spring getaway that includes an hour recreation rental for two and $30 credit to Blend, and valet parking.

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