Newport Mansions’ Newport Wine and Food Festival 2018 is one of the most anticipated events of the year with wine-paired meals, celebrity chefs, wine and food seminars, and the enduring beauty of Rhode Island. September 20th through the 23rd, 2018.
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a visit to Rhode Island and the annual Newport Wine and Food Festival? A collection of some of the finest vintners and chefs come together each year for what is arguably the best wine and food festival in the country.
As an added incentive, Newport’s famous mansions, Rosecliff, Marble House, and The Elms, play host to the event. Come soak up the classic beauty of these Guilded Age “summer cottages” during 4 days of wine dinners, tastings, parties, and celebrity chef seminars.
2018 Newport Wine and Food Festival Highlights
Thursday, September 20 –
The Bordeaux Grand Cru Dinner at The Elms – 7pm
Enjoy a French inspired evening featuring champagne, canapés, and a short tour, followed by a five-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings from five legendary Bordeaux properties.
Maritime Wine Dinner at Forty 1° North 7pm to 10pm
A 4-course wine dinner featuring tantalizing tastes of the sea and stunning views. Your meal will be prepared by executive chief Terence Feury and special guest chef Elizabeth Falkner.
Friday, September 21 –
Wine & Rosecliff Gala – 7pm
Experience an evening of exquisite wines, award-winning chefs, live music, and dancing in the spectacular Rosecliff ballroom.
SIMI Luncheon at the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel – 12pm to 2pm
Celebrate the flavors of Sonoma County with a 3-course, wine-paired luncheon designed and prepared by SIMI Winery Chef Kolin Vazzoler and hotel Chef Anthony Theocaropoulos.
Saturday, September 22 –
Grand Tasting at the Marble House – (Saturday & Sunday) 12:30pm to 4pm
Sample hundreds of fabulous wines from around the world and amazing cuisine from local, regional, and national restaurants.
This year’s special guest, Zac Posen, will be at Saturday’s Grand Tasting, 11am to 12:30pm in the Gold Room.
Opus One Tasting at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House – 11:30am to 1pm
This tasting will take an in depth look at the evolution of grape growing, winemaking philosophy, and expert techniques that go into Opus One. Featured vintages will include 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2013.
Sunday, September 23 –
Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace – 10am to 4pm
The Sunday Jazz Brunch is the perfect start to Sunday’s Grand Tasting. Your ticket includes an elegant brunch followed by early VIP entry to the Grand Tasting on the lawn.
Newport Wine and Food Festival 2018
The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House
Newport, Rhode Island
Visit www.newportmansions.org for tickets and further details. You can also follow Newport Wine and Food Festival on Facebook.
Newport Wine and Food Festival Lodging
The annual Newport Wine and Food Festival always draws a large crowd to Newport. If you plan to attend, you’ll want to acquire get your tickets and lodging now before they’re all snapped up. For accommodations in Newport, you can’t beat the service, value, and general friendliness of Newport County Bed & Breakfasts! Find your Rhode Island home away from home now at a Newport County Inn!