2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food FestivalThe Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for September 22nd through the 25th, 2016, has been called “the best wine and food festival in the country.” We think you’ll agree!

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is celebrating its 11th year, this year and looks to be better than ever.

Two days of Grand Tastings, a gala cocktail party, special wine dinners, seminars, and more!

2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Event Schedule

Thursday, September 22
The Bordeaux Dinner at The Elms – 7pm
Step back in time and indulge in an evening of exceptional French-inspired cuisine, music, entertainment, and wines from around the world.

Friday, September 23
Wine & Rosecliff Gala – 7pm
Enjoy live music, exquisite wine pairings with world class chefs, spirited cocktails and cordials on the terrace, and the dream dessert tent.

Friday Wine Seminars
Flight of the Oyster – 12pm to 1:30pm
An exploration of Atlantic oysters paired perfectly with a variety of exquisite wines. Learn about oysters and the subtle nuances that create complex flavor profiles.

California Cabs – 2pm to 3pm
Taste Cabernet Sauvignon and learn why it is still King in California.

Wine & Cheese Pairing – 2pm to 3pm
Experience cheeses from around the world paired with wine, then take home the knowledge to pair your own, favorite cheeses with wine.

Champagne & Caviar – 5pm to 6pm
Calvisius Caviar teams up with Taittinger Champagne to present the world’s most extravagant indulgences: Caviar and Champagne.

Saturday, September 24
Grand Tasting – 12:30pm to 4pm
The Grand Tastings offer the ultimate journey around the world of food and wine. Taste and experience wines from every major wine region. Enjoy delicious artisanal food samples from top restaurants. VIP ticket holders enjoy early, 12pm entry and access to a special VIP area.

Vintner’s Dinner at Rosecliff – 7pm
This dinner features Julia Child’s recipes executed by some of the most notable women in whites from Boston, New York and Rhode Island. A limited live auction will be held featuring 5 lots of wine and food and wine experiences.

Newport After Dark – 9pm to Midnight
Mix and mingle with winemakers, chefs, and artisanal purveyors while tasting specialty cocktails, light late night bites, and wines.

Saturday Wine Seminars
Robert Mondavi Winery – Celebrating 50 Years – 11am to 12pm
This seminar will feature vintages of Robert Mondavi Wines from the 1970s through to the 2010s.

Opus One Wines – 2pm to 3:30pm
This tasting looks at the evolution of techniques at Opus One. Featuring vintages from 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and 1998.

Hennessy Cocktail Master Class with Spirits Expert and Brand Ambassador Jordan Bushell – 4pm to 5:30pm
An exclusive, hands-on cocktail making seminar full of tips and tricks for creating the perfect cocktails.

Sunday, September 25
Sunday Jazz Brunch – 10am to 12pm
The Jazz Brunch in the Gold Room of Marble House is the perfect way to begin your day before the Grand Tasting on the lawn.

Grand Tasting – 12:30pm to 4pm
See details above, Saturday

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25, 2016
Rosecliff, The Elms, and Marble House, Newport, RI
Discover fabulous wines from around the world, exquisite food, celebrity chefs, seminars, and the beauty of Newport. Get your tickets today!

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Lodging
Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts pamper you with deep-dish amenities, personal service, and delicious breakfasts. Give yourself the gift of elegant comfort with a stay at a Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfast!