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. 


Ticket Types:

Festival Passes, Individual Tickets, and Rooms Package are available.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 

Festival Schedule: 

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. 

Culinary Showcase
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. 

Sunday Brunch

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. 

Wine Down

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at the 16th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival at Balboa Bay Resort. Enjoy fine wines, delicious food, culinary experiences, waterfront views and luxury accommodations.

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First Mates: Kids Package

Vacation, Ahoy! Fun is on the horizon with our First Mates: Kids Package.

Kids will delight in crafting their own Balboa Bars with an array of toppings delivered right to your room, while parents will enjoy 10% off room accommodations and complimentary kid’s breakfast at Waterline Newport Beach.*

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Teach Me How to Duffy

Make the most of your Newport Beach vacation with a ride around the Bay on an iconic Duffy boat! 

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Celebrate Our Stars

We are thrilled to again be named a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Resort!

To celebrate, we are sharing our special "Celebrate Our Stars" package with our biggest fans -- you, our guests! 

Visit Newport Beach's only waterfront Resort and enjoy California coastal dining, luxury accommodations, Drybar and world-class spa. 

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Book Early & Save

Soak in the spring sunshine in Newport Beach, named one of the best places to visit this spring by Travel+Leisure. Take advantage of longer, warmer days with activities like paddle boarding, kayaking on the Bay, or exploring the local area by Duffy boat or electric bicycle.  

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Suite Arrival

More room, more time, and more value. Extend your stay in a spacious suite and enjoy a complimentary fourth night on us. Also includes overnight valet parking.

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Spa Away

Relax, renew, and refresh. Our Spa Away Package offers luxurious overnight accommodations, combined with an afternoon of peaceful escape from the stresses of daily life. 

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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 Fashion Island or the resort’s Bayfront Boutique and overnight valet parking. 

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Bed and Breakfast

Begin your eventful day of fun in the sun with a delicious breakfast at Waterline Newport Beach or while relaxing in your guestroom. Also includes daily valet parking.

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