Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's a nice event for your consideration. The Preservation Society of Newport County presents the 4th Annual Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival the weekend of September 25th-27th, 2009. There are a number of options available for attending the event, but I think the most popular will be attending the Grand Tastings that occur both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are a little bit more affordable for the Sunday tasting ($75), and if you purchase tickets by September 14th.
To attend the Grand Tastings, free parking is available at nearby Easton Beach on Memorial Boulevard. Free shuttles will transport you to Marble House where you'll enter through the mansion and then enjoy the tasting in a large tented area overlooking the Ocean. Attendance is limited to about 1,500 people for each of the Grand Tastings so expect this to be quite a bit more intimate than an event like the Boston Wine Expo.
The list of exhibitors looks impressive. These in particular caught my eye:
- Caymus Vineyards
- Hall Wines (whose wines I blogged about earlier this year)
- Pax Wines
- Ramey Wine Cellars
- Silver Oak Cellars