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The Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival Is Back, by the Bay and Better Than Ever

There’s No Better Way to Spend Memorial Day Weekend Than With Waterfront Views and Plenty of Wine

If you’re in need of Memorial Day Weekend plans, how does a weekend of wine, spirits, light bites and live music sound? That’s right—the famed Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival featuring an impressive lineup of liquors and wines for you to sip and savor all weekend long is something you don’t want to miss. The event, taking place at Balboa Bay Resort from May 27-29, will include tasty bites as well as wine and spirits from over 50 different labels.

The team at DAOU Winery will be kicking off the festivities with a reception and dinner on Friday night. The famed Paso Robles winery is known for their varieties of Bordeaux, which will be expertly paired with Executive Chef Prabeen Prathapan’s curated five-course dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy their meal with an ocean breeze and breathtaking views of the harbor in the Lighthouse Room of the resort.

Since the festival is taking place on the marina, guests can mingle with other wine and spirit connoisseurs to the backdrop of a stunning view of Newport Bay. Balboa Bay Resort has all the accommodations of a large resort but with a smaller, intimate feel and picturesque junctions everywhere you look. The weather is bound to be sunny, balmy and just perfect! Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival

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Although this event was formerly a wine-only festival, this year they’ll be featuring some big names in both the wine and spirit world. Attendees will get to sip on George Clooney’s Casamigos, Hampton Water—which is the product of Gérard Bertrand, Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi—Spritz Society’s sparkling wine cocktails and boutique Sonoma wine from Crescere Wines. Hors d’oeuvres from the resort will also be served.  

To enjoy the festival like a true VIP, upgrade your ticket for the complete experience. The VIP pass ($350 plus tax, gratuity and Eventbrite fees) includes admission for each day of the event as well as the DAOU Winery Reception and Dinner on Friday night, which is valued at $175 (plus tax, gratuity and Eventbrite fees). And if you want to turn your experience into a staycation (and not have to worry about driving home), Balboa Bay resort is offering 15% off room accommodations for those who book a two-night stay. Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival

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Balboa Bay Resort is a stunning waterfront destination, making for the most memorable Memorial Day weekend imaginable. If you’re a fan of aquatic activities, look no further because they’ve got it all, from kayaking to Duffy boats. And if you’re feeling peckish after the wine festival, you’ll want to indulge in their Sunday Seafood Brunch buffet for the raw bar and carving station!


Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663




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