Just a few weeks after a successful Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, the Preservation Society of Newport County announced today next year’s dates (September 17 – 20, 2020) and that tickets for the 2020 Festival are available at 2019 prices now through Christmas.

The Marble House lawn will once again be the spectacular setting for the much-anticipated two-day Grand Tastings, which offer guests the chance to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen regional restaurants and caterers. Additional signature events will take place at The Elms and Rosecliff.

“We have just emerged from one of the most successful Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festivals in the event’s history, and are already planning the 2020 events,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County in a press release.  “With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, we are thrilled to offer tickets to next year’s festival at this year’s prices, for all the oenophiles in your life.”

Now through December 25, 2019, tickets for the 2020 Festival are available at 2019 prices. Prices will increase on December 26.

In addition to the weekend Grand Tastings, the Preservation Society of Newport County says tickets are available for these events and tells us a little more about them;

  • The Bordeaux Dinner, The Elms

Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 7pm

Experience the splendor of a bygone era, from the Châteaux of Bordeaux to the Châteaux of Newport. This French-inspired evening will be an unforgettable experience and sure to please even the most discerning palate. The Elms, with its terraces, marble and bronze sculptures and ornamental fountains, is a most spectacular setting for an intimate Gilded Age Dinner. This stately mansion was modeled after the mid-18th century French Château d’Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris.

Join us for a fabulous evening of elegant wines from top Bordeaux properties paired perfectly with each dish of this five-course dinner. The evening will begin with Champagne and caviar and a short private tour of the first floor of The Elms. Each course will be presented by the chef in the dining room and each wine pairing will be presented and discussed by our Bordeaux educator and moderator. It is an interactive evening of high style and delightful tastes.

·         Wine & Rosecliff Gala, Rosecliff

Friday, September 18, 2020 – 7pm

An evening of high style paired with fine wines in the stunning Rosecliff Ballroom and Terrace. The Wine & Rosecliff Gala is an elegant walk-around tasting event featuring renowned chefs, exquisite wines, music and dancing. Revisit the parties from a bygone era when dining and dancing were a magical and common occurrence in the Newport mansions each summer. Enjoy caviar and bubbles, spirited cocktails and cordials, delicious desserts and an ambiance of endless summer fun. The night seems to never end!

·         Vintner Dinner – Women in Whites, Rosecliff

Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 7pm

Join us for an evening of exquisite wines and engaging conversation, featuring vintners, chefs, sommeliers and wine and food enthusiasts. Rosecliff will be filled with winemakers, entertaining wine educators and an all-star lineup of award-winning female chefs. Celebrate the legendary Julia Child with a menu inspired by her recipes, beautifully translated and executed by some of the most notable chefs of our time. À votre santé!

·         Jazz Brunch, Marble House

Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 10:30am

Channel the aristocrats of the 1880s for the tradition of melding breakfast and lunch into a late-morning meal, which originated in England when nobility gathered after a morning hunt. Join us for Sunday Brunch – the perfect way to leisurely begin your day at the Grand Tasting. Enjoy live jazz, delicious bubbles and tasty treats on the Marble House Veranda. Your ticket includes an elegant brunch followed by early VIP entry to the Grand Tasting on the lawn.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the 2020 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, visit www.NewportMansionsWineAndFood.org or call (401) 847-1000. 

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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