Balboa Bay Wine Series
16th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival
Balboa Bay Resort
May 24 - 26
This Memorial Day Weekend enjoy three days of winemaker dinners, tastings, and more, as we celebrate the 16th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival!
The festival begins Friday evening with a waterfront Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel winemaker dinner and continues Saturday with a Mac(allan) & Cheese Whisky Tasting with The Macallan, Grand Wine and Food Tasting, and Patio Party at A&O Kitchen+Bar. On Sunday, enjoy a Taittinger Champagne Brunch, Culinary Showcase or Wine Blending Event.
Festival Passes, Individual Tickets, and Rooms Package are available.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Friday, May 24
Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Dinner and Reception
6:00pm . Waterline Newport Beach
Featuring the iconic Napa Valley vineyards and a five-course dinner expertly prepared by Executive Chef Vic Casanova and Chef de Cuisine Josh Shapiro.
Saturday, May 25
Mac(allan) & Cheese Whisky Tasting
12:00 - 2:00pm . Library Room
Savor a selection of The Macallan's finest expressions, while learning about what makes each pour unique, all with perfect cheese pairings.
Grand Wine & Food Tasting
2:00 - 5:30pm . Resort
From California's Napa Valley to France's Champagne valley, enjoy 25 premium and award-winning wineries, 100+ varietals, spirit selections, an array of food stations, live entertainment and waterfront views.
Patio Party at A&O Kitchen+Bar
6:00 - 9:00pm . A&O Kitchen+Bar
Relish in an evening of hand-crafted cocktails, coastal California bites and live music, all with unrivaled views of Balboa Bay.
Sunday, May 26
Taittinger Champagne Brunch
10:00am - 2:00pm . Waterline Newport Beach
Start the morning off in the best way with a delicious brunch with your favorite classic options, new favorites, and of course, Taittinger champagne.
12:00 - 2:00pm . The Resort
Learn from the Resort's culinary team, including Balboa Bay Resort Executive Chef Vic Casanova, Chef de Cuisine Josh Shapiro Banquet Chef Tom Tobin, Pastry Chef Saree Musick, and Balboa Bay Club Executive Chef Jacob Davis, as they create fresh summer fare perfect for friends and family. Guests will receive their own set of ingredients to follow along with the demonstration and will enjoy the dishes they learned to cook -- created by our chefs.
Wine Blending Event
2:00 - 4:00pm . The Resort
Create your own blend of your favorite wines and learn what makes a perfect blend from The Wine Militia. Take home your own bottle and label to share your creation.
Women of Influence Wine Luncheon
Waterline Newport Beach
July 19 | 11:30 am
Delight in an afternoon filled with summer culinary flavors, wine pairings, and inspirational conversation – all backed by stunning waterfront views.
We are trilled to welcome Kristin Bryden from Zaca Mesa Winery in Santa Barbara for this summer luncheon featuring an outdoor waterfront reception, three-course lunch, and new spring fashion at the Bayfront Boutique with exclusive day-of specials.
Please check back for menu and tickets.
Waterline Newport Beach
Every Sunday . 10:00am - 2:00pm
Enjoy brunch with a view and unlimited sparkling wine or mimosas!
Join us each Sunday at Waterline for a spectacular seafood brunch! Enjoy seafood, cheese and charcuterie, pastry, and dessert displays, as well as a brunch entree, and unlimited sparkling wine or mimosas. All paired with beautiful views of Balboa Bay, and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.
Reservations can be made online via Open Table or by calling 949.645.5000.