Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 2017Enjoy fine wines, exquisite food, celebrity chefs, seminars, and the beauty of Newport at the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. September 21st through the 24th, 2017.

It’s hard to believe the summer has shot by so rapidly but that just means it’s time for the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival again! That’s never a bad thing. How could it be (unless you’re watching your waistline)? More than 100 of the world’s finest vintners and some of the region’s finest chefs come together for three-days at one of the most anticipated food and wine events of the year.

It’s the “Newport Mansions” Wine and Food Festival because Newport’s famous mansions, Rosecliff, Marble House, and The Elms, host the event. It’s also called “the best wine and food festival in the country” and with good reason. When else can you enjoy two days of Grand Tastings, a gala cocktail party, special wine dinners, and celebrity chef seminars?

2017 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 21
The Burgundy Grand Cru Dinner at The Elms – 7pm
Enjoy a French inspired evening featuring exquisite Burgundy wines paired with the cuisine of an award-winning chef.

Buon Viaggio Italian Wine Dinner at Forty 1º North – 7pm
An evening of fine dining, wine pairings, and interesting stories with Forty 1º North’s Executive Chef Terence Feury and guest chefs for the evening.

Friday, September 22
Wine & Rosecliff Gala – 7pm
Experience an evening of exquisite wines, award-winning chefs, live music, and dancing in the spectacular Rosecliff ballroom.

Friday Wine Seminars
Cheese Adventures – An Odyssey of Artisan Cheeses & Exquisite Wines – 11am to 12:30pm
Enjoy an evening of artisanal cheeses paired with fine wines by Fromager Louis Risoli and Sommelier, Les Sablon’s Lauren Daddona of Boston’s L’Espalier restaurant.

Flight of the Oyster – 11:30am to 1pm
Join in on an exploration of Atlantic Oysters – from Maine down to Maryland perfectly paired with a variety of exquisite wines from Italy, France and Germany.

Let the Sun Shine In! Sonoma vs. Napa – 2:30pm to 4pm
Learn to taste both the distinct and subtle differences between the legendary California wine regions of Napa and Sonoma.

Bourbon in the Stables – 3pm to 4:15pm
Explore the style, age, and deliciousness of various small batch Kentucky bourbons. Includes distillers Elijah Craig, Larceny, and Four Roses.

Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams – 5pm to 6:30pm
Taste and learn how caviar and Champagne enhance each other from one of the finest caviar producers in Italy, Calvisius Caviar, and House of Champagne Taittinger.

Saturday, September 23
Grand Tasting at the Marble House – 12:30pm to 4pm
Sample from among hundreds of fabulous wines from around the world and amazing cuisine from local, regional, and national restaurants.

Vintner’s Dinner at Rosecliff – 7pm to 10:30pm
Join vintners, chefs, and sommeliers for a fantastic, wine-paired dinner that will take you “around the world” with food and wine.

Newport After Dark at Forty 1º North – 9pm to Midnight
Enjoy spirited cocktails, light late night bites, special wines, music and dancing overlooking Newport harbor.

Saturday Wine Seminar
The Art of the Non-Vintage Blend: How Champagne Gosset’s House Style is Born and Raised – 11am to 12pm. (Location TBA)
Champagne Gosset was the first wine house in Champagne. Gosset’s Bertrand Verduzier will guide you through the individual components of blending this historic house’s very special Grand Réserve Cuvée.

Sunday, September 24
Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace – 10am to 11:45am
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 at the Marble House – 12:30pm to 4pm
See Saturday’s Grand Tasting above for details.

All proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival go towards the historic preservation efforts of The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society of Newport County is a non-profit organization serving 11 historic properties, seven of them National Historic Landmarks.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is the most upscale wine and food festival on the East Coast. Don’t miss it!

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

September 21, 2017 – September 24, 2017
The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House
Newport, Rhode Island
Be sure to visit www.newportmansions.org for tickets and more information. You can also follow the festival on Facebook.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival Lodging
As you can imagine, an event of this size brings lots of folks to the Newport area. If you plan to attend, get your tickets and your accommodations NOW. Both are going to go fast! Speaking of accommodations, no one provides quite the level of service and value as Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts!