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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

View the 2023 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Program

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Explore the infinite variety of wines and cocktails and satisfy your palate at the annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival! The three-day weekend, September 22-24, will include a lavish Vintner’s Dinner, an elegant Sunday Festival Brunch, and a series of more than 20 seminars featuring wines and other libations from around the world.

After each seminar, guests will be invited to spend some time on the grounds of Rosecliff in the VIP Tasting Tent for additional wine and food samples.

Your festival attendance directly supports The Preservation Society of Newport County’s work to showcase the historical and architectural treasures of Newport County and preserve this rich heritage for future generations. We appreciate your support.


Wine & Food Festival Restaurant Program

The festival also includes a series of wine dinners at participating fine restaurants. Limited numbers of tickets are still available. See more details of this annual Wine & Food Festival Restaurant Program.

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Past Special Event

The Vintner Dinner

September 22, 2023 7:00pm – 11:00pm

A Chef Collaboration hosted by four-time James Beard Award winner Andrew Zimmern.

Past Special Event

Sunday Festival Brunch

September 24, 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm


Set in the elegance of the Ballroom at Rosecliff and featuring live jazz piano as a relaxing backdrop, the Sunday Festival Brunch will be anything but typical.


Friday, September 22

Past Special Event

A Tale of Fire and Water

September 22, 2023 11:00am – 12:00pm


Indulge in the luscious native varietals that represent the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Past Special Event

Boutique Wines from Around the World

September 22, 2023 11:30am – 12:30am


Discover unique, handcrafted, small-production wines of diverse varietals from around the world presented by Jonathan Hetz of Quigley Fine Wines.

Past Special Event

Champagne and Haute Caviar

September 22, 2023 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This seminar will explore the luxurious world of bubbly Champagne and exquisite caviar.

Past Special Event

Wines of Israel

September 22, 2023 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Join us for a fun and spirited blind tasting with Josh Greenstein of IWPA, a fifth-generation wine industry expert.

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Past Special Event

Wines of Europe

September 22, 2023 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Take a magical journey through the boutique wines of Spain, Italy and France and taste the contrasting styles and flavors that make them the most sought-after wines on the planet.

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Past Special Event

Hardshore Gin and 9diDANTE Vermouth Tasting and Seminar

September 22, 2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm

This enlightening spirit seminar and cocktail tasting combines Portland, Maine’s Hardshore Distilling Company and Torino, Italy’s 9diDANTE Vermouth, two brands out to change the way folks think about their respective spirits.

Past Special Event

Impress Your Guests! The Science and Flavor of Cocktail and Food Pairings

September 22, 2023 3:00pm – 4:00pm


Love to host and ready to mix things up? Learn to break out of the same old food and wine pairings and explore the ins and outs of how to pair global cuisines and classic flavors with cocktails for a seamless experience.

Past Special Event

Coastal Exploration of Pinot Noir

September 22, 2023 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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In this session, we journey down the West Coast, stopping at all the best sources for this princess of vitis vinifera, Pinot Noir.

Past Special Event

Mount Gay Rum Tasting and Cocktail Seminar

September 22, 2023 4:00pm – 5:00pm


Taste and learn about the various expressions of Mount Gay Rum and enjoy a mixed cocktail to round out this fun and inspirational tasting.


Saturday, September 23

Past Special Event

Designing a Charcuterie Board and Wine Pairing

September 23, 2023 11:00am – 12:00pm


Enjoy a mini charcuterie tasting plate and learn step-by-step how you can create a well-balanced and visually appealing charcuterie board.

Past Special Event

The Young Guns of Champagne hosted by Thatcher’s Wine

September 23, 2023 12:00pm – 1:00pm


This tasting and discussion will focus on many of the young winemakers who are re-imagining the region and crafting wines of sophistication and longevity.

Past Special Event

Dive into the World of Rosé

September 23, 2023 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Alex Diard from the famed Chateau D'Esclans will lead guests through a tasting of The Pale, the newest rosé from the creator of Whispering Angel.

Past Special Event

Sensory Awareness and Wine

September 23, 2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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This tasting is a fun way to learn about how food and wine pair together and provides a framework for creating better pairings.

Past Special Event

Ammunition Whiskey Tasting and Seminar

September 23, 2023 3:00pm – 4:00pm


Experience the unique marriage of flavors offered by Ammunition Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels.

Past Special Event

International Beer & Bites

September 23, 2023 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Take a tantalizing trip around the world of beer at this fun and educational seminar. Enjoy a variety of styles paired with savory bites from Boar’s Head, presented by Kris Sjolander of international beer importer United States Beverage.


Sunday, September 24

Past Special Event

Baglio di Pianetto: Surprisingly Sicilian

September 24, 2023 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Surprise your senses with these delightful yet uncommon Sicilian wines presented by Gabrielle Tapia, Certified Specialist of Wine.

Past Special Event

A Tale of Fire and Water

September 24, 2023 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Indulge in the luscious native varietals that represent the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Past Special Event

Unexpected Wine Pairings Presented by Coravin

September 24, 2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Break the boundaries of classic wine pairings during this interactive seminar presented by Coravin and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.

Past Special Event

Navigating White Burgundy hosted by Thatcher’s Wine

September 24, 2023 3:00pm – 4:00pm


This isn't just Chardonnay. Taste your way through different areas in Burgundy.

Past Special Event

Regenerative Organic and Biodynamic Practices – An Organic Wine Tasting

September 24, 2023 3:30pm – 4:30pm


This tasting will dive into the concept of regenerative organic certification, biodynamics and how climate change is shifting the wine landscape.

Past Special Event

Chef Kev Des Chenes Culinary Demonstration and South African Wine Tasting

September 24, 2023 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Don’t miss Private Chef to the Stars, author of “Beyond My Chef Coat” and Festival Culinary Director Chef Kev Des Chenes demonstrate how to make his Blackberry Jam and Narragansett Creamery Burrata served with wines from South Africa presented by Pascal Schildt, Mosaic Distributing.

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