Newport Beach Wine Festival Returns to Balboa Bay Resort

May 23, 2024

This Memorial Day Weekend, Balboa Bay Resort proudly inaugurates the summer season with the much-anticipated return of the Newport Beach Wine Festival. Set against the stunning waterfront backdrop of the luxury resort, the 19th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival promises an extraordinary experience featuring an impressive selection of premium wineries and distributors, a lavish Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch, exclusive Justin Winery Limited Release Wine Dinner, world-class cuisine, live music, and much more throughout the three-day celebration.

Starting on Friday, May 24th, the exclusive Justin Winery Limited Release Wine Dinner initiates an evening of indulgence. Guests will enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner meticulously crafted by Balboa Bay Resort’s Executive Chef Prabeen Prathapan and accompanied by the expertise of Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman. Experience JUSTIN's new wines from Sonoma County Chardonnay to Russian River Valley Pinot Noir while taking in breathtaking views of Newport Harbor from the elegant Lighthouse Room. Tickets for this seated event start at $215.

On Saturday, May 25th, the Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival takes the spotlight, offering a Grand Tasting featuring over 40 esteemed wine and spirits vendors. Sample selections from renowned names like DAOU, Whispering Angel, Flecha Azul, and Macallan, accompanied by live music and delectable buffet stations, all against the stunning backdrop of the bay. Join from 1-5 p.m. in the Lighthouse Room, extending onto the boardwalk and Bayfront Lawn. Tickets for this event start at $150.

Wrapping up the weekend in style is the unmissable Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch on Sunday. Delight in an extravagant buffet showcasing fresh seafood, caviar, traditional brunch favorites, and live music while enjoying free-flowing Veuve Clicquot champagne. Held in the elegant Lighthouse Room, tickets for this indulgent brunch experience start at $145.

As a special offer, guests reserving a room for the Wine Festival over Memorial Day Weekend will enjoy a 10% discount on guest room rates and a 10% discount on festival tickets. To ensure convenience, Balboa Bay Resort has partnered with luxury electric vehicle brand Lucid Motors to provide complimentary chauffeur rides from their Fashion Island studio. RSVP for this service and secure your spot at each event through the website. With limited parking available, guests are encouraged to utilize this complimentary service as well as ride-sharing options for a stress-free experience.

Reserve your tickets and accommodations now for an unforgettable experience by the bay.

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