What: Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
When: September 21 - 24, 2017
Where: Marble House
Tickets: Prices & Purchase
The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 12th year September 21- 24, 2017. Signature events include the Burgundy Dinner at The Elms, Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday at Marble House, the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff, Newport After Dark at Forty 1˚ North, the Sunday Jazz Brunch on the terrace of Marble House and seminars in The Breakers Stable and Carriage House throughout the weekend.
THE BURGUNDY GRAND CRU DINNER
The Elms, with its terraces, marble and bronze sculpture and fountains is the most spectacular setting for an intimate Gilded Age dinner. The mansion was modeled after the mid-18th century French Château d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. The evening will include exquisite Burgundy wines paired with the cuisine of award-winning Chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA, making this French-inspired evening unforgettable. Experience the splendor of a bygone era, from the Grand Cru wines to the service of sherry on the terrace after dinner.
WINE & ROSECLIFF GALA
Experience an evening of high style paired with fine wines in a spectacular seaside setting. Step into the Rosecliff ballroom for live music, dancing, exquisite wines from around the world and award-winning chefs. Step out onto the terrace for spirited cocktails, cordials and scrumptious desserts.
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & CHEFS:
- Bar Mezzana, Colin Lynch
- Belle Mer, David Blessing
- Castle Hill Inn, Lou Rossi
- Cultivar, Mary Dumont
- Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar, Brendan Pelley
- Forty 1˚ North, Terence Feury
- Gracie's, Matthew Varga
- Jamestown Fish, Matthew MacCartney
- Parsnip, Peter Quinon
- Providence G, Robert Sisca
- Red Lion Inn, Brian Alberg
- Mills Tavern, Rachel Klein
- SRV, Kevin O'Donnell
- The Spiced Pear, Tom Duffy
- Vermont Creamery
- Bertani (Veneto)
- Bodega Catena Zapata (Mendoza)
- Castello Banfi (Brunello di Montalcino)
- Ceretto (Piedmont)
- Champagne Gosset (Aÿ)
- Champagne Taittinger (Reims)
- Château d'Esclans (Provence)
- Château de Beaucastel (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
- Château Fuisse (Burgundy)
- Dr. Loosen (Mosel)
- Graham’s Port (Porto)
- Hewitson (Barossa)
- Mas de Daumas Gassac (Languedoc)
- Mt Veeder Winery (Napa Valley)
- Rochioli (Russian River Valley)
- The Prisoner (Napa Valley)
- Trefethen Family Vineyards (Napa Valley)
- WillaKenzie (Willamette Valley)
TWO-DAY GRAND TASTING
Once again, the Marble House lawn will be the setting for the two-day Grand Tastings, which offer guests an afternoon of entertainment, plus the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines from around the world alongside cuisine from local, regional and national restaurants and purveyors. This lively event includes the Meiomi Seaside Bar, non-stop chef entertainment on the Monogram Culinary Stage, the Rosé Grill Garden featuring Château D’Esclans and the Castle Hill Inn Seaside Café.
In addition, throughout the weekend a series of wine & food seminars will be presented at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, featuring experts discussing topics ranging from oysters to cheese & wine pairings, champagne & caviar, a bourbon tasting and more. All seminars are $60 per person.
Free parking is provided at Easton's Beach on Memorial Boulevard, with free shuttle transportation to and from Marble House. All attendees must be 21 or over. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
THE VINTNER DINNER
Join vintners, chefs, sommeliers and wine & food enthusiasts for a dinner that will take you "around the world" with food and wine. The evening will begin with a champagne reception on the terrace, and continue with a five-course dinner prepared by award-winning chefs, including Mary Dumont and Robert Gonzalez of Cultivar. Each course will be paired with select wines presented by a vintner who will speak about the winery, the specific wine, the vintage and why it pairs with the dish.
NEWPORT AFTER DARK
Kick back and relax on the harbor at Forty 1 North. Mix and mingle with the Festival Celebs, enjoy spirited cocktails, light late night bites, special wines, music and dancing under the stars all while overlooking the yachts.
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday jazz brunch on the Marble House terrace is the perfect way to begin your leisurely day at the Sunday Grand Tasting. Your ticket includes an elegant brunch followed by early VIP entry to the Grand Tasting.
Presenting Sponsor: FOOD & WINE Magazine
Grand Tasting Presenting Sponsor: ALEX AND ANI
Culinary Tent Presenting Sponsor: MONOGRAM
Event sponsors: BMW, Champagne Taittinger, Forty 1˚ North, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dole & Bailey, Alta Vista Estate Vineyards, Sequoia Grove, Coca Cola, Calvisius Caviar and Meiomi Wines.
For more information on all of the weekend's events and to purchase tickets for the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, visit NewportMansionsWineAndFood.org.