If you are a food and wine lover, there is no BETTER way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon than sipping away on the Marble House lawn. There are still some tickets left for Sunday, but Saturday is sold out. Looking forward to the weekend...Cheers!
13th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Just Two Weeks Away
Tickets still available for weekend events including A Conversation with Zac Posen, Sunday Grand Tasting, and Seminars
NEWPORT, RI (September 10, 2018) –The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Saturday Grand Tasting is sold out, but plenty of tickets remain for the Sunday Grand Tasting and many other weekend events, including A Conversation with Zac Posen on Saturday, September 21 in the elegant gold ballroom at Marble House.
Presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County and FOOD & WINE Magazine, the Festival runs from September 20-23 in three of Newport's most beautiful historic mansions. A combination ticket that includes a special Conversation with Zac Posen on Saturday morning followed by admission to the Grand Tasting is still available in limited numbers. Posen, an internationally acclaimed designer and now cookbook author, will also appear on the MONOGRAM Culinary Stage and sign copies of his book, Cooking With Zac.
Tickets are still available for the Sunday Grand Tasting, with access to hundreds of wines from around the world, cooking demonstrations by local and regional chefs, and samplings of a variety of cuisine from regional restaurants and caterers.
Seminars will take place on Friday and Saturday at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House on Coggeshall Avenue in Newport, allowing visitors the opportunity to learn about wines from different regions of the world. Led by vintners and industry experts, these engaging educational seminars are designed for every wine and food lover – from oysters to artisan cheese, to bubbles and caviar and beyond.
For more information on additional weekend events and to purchase tickets, visit www.NewportMansionsWineAndFood.org or call (401) 847-1000.
The Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is FOOD & WINE Magazine. MONOGRAM is the Culinary Stage Sponsor. Additional sponsors include Dole & Bailey, Simi Winery, Santa Margherita, Chateau d'Esclans, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Atria Senior Living, Boar’s Head, Coca-Cola, Gurney’s Newport, Calvisius Caviar, Alta Vista, Forty 1˚ North, Kobrand Fine Wine and Spirits, Dasani, Outdoor Kitchen Design Store, Peak Event Services, Brockman’s Premium Gin, West + Wilder, National Trust Insurance Services LLC, United, Maker’s Mark, Sequoia Grove and St. Francis Winery. All proceeds from the event benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County.
About Marble House and the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Marble House was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport’s subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. The house was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt, inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles and made of 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife Alva, a leading hostess in Newport society who envisioned Marble House as her “temple to the arts” in America, as a 39th birthday present. Alva would later have the Chinese Tea House built on the seaside cliffs, where she hosted rallies for women’s right to vote.
All proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.