Limited Release Wine Dinner, Grand Tasting and Champagne Brunch highlight Newport Beach Wine Festival

This Memorial Day weekend, Balboa Bay Resort kicks off the summer season with the return of the Newport Beach Wine Festival. Set against the waterfront backdrop of the luxury resort, the 19th Annual Newport Beach Festival will offer an impressive line-up of premium wineries and distributors, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch, Justin Winery Limited Release Wine Dinner, world-class cuisine, live music and so much more over the three-day event.

“We look forward to this weekend all year long,” said Cindy Racco, managing director at Balboa Bay Resort and Club. “With our picturesque surroundings, it’s the ultimate destination to unwind with a glass of wine or explore a variety of spirits. We’re thrilled to host this extraordinary event once again.”

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Newport Beach Wine Festival returns Memorial Day weekend with special events

The ticketed event commences on Friday, May 24 with a Justin Winery Limited Release Wine Dinner, an exquisite four-course dinner hosted by Balboa Bay Resort’s Executive Chef Prabeen Prathapan and Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman. At this seated event, Justin will reveal for the first time its new wines from outside of Paso Robles – Sonoma County Chardonnay and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Guests are in for a treat at this seated event within the resort’s Lighthouse Room, which offers sweeping views of Newport Harbor. Tickets begin at $215 and are available here.

On Saturday, May 25, the Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival will showcase a Grand Tasting of more than 40 of the resort’s favorite wine and spirits vendors, complemented by live music, bountiful buffet stations and breathtaking bay views. Participating vendors include DAOU, Whispering Angel, Flecha Azul, Macallan and more. The festival runs from 1-5 p.m. and will unfold in the Lighthouse Room, extending onto the boardwalk and Bayfront Lawn overlooking the marina, yachts and Lido Isle. Tickets start at $150 and are available here.

A Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch will conclude the weekend events. Held in the Lighthouse Room, the extravagant buffet will feature fresh seafood and caviar along with traditional brunch favorites, a carving station, an omelet station, and live music while Veuve Clicquot Champagne flows. Tickets start at $145 and are available here.

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. Tickets for each event are available at this link.

Balboa Bay Resort has partnered with luxury electric vehicle brand Lucid Motors to offer complimentary chauffeur rides from their Fashion Island studio. To RSVP for this service, visit this link. Due to limited parking, guests are encouraged to utilize this service as well as ride-sharing services.

For more information on the Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival at Balboa Bay Resort, visit Stay up to date with Balboa Bay Resort by following @balboabayresort on Instagram.

Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1222 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.


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