What better way to enjoy the largest outdoor wine and food festival in New England than to walk to and from the event, taking the worry out of how much you want to indulge in the sampling of Over 800 Brands of world - class wines, spirits and specialty beers . . . were walking should be your only mode of transportation. To enjoy the best of both worlds, the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast, located in a quite, private residential area of the Mansion district, is a comfortable stroll to the Newport Yachting Center were the largest outdoor wine and food festival in New England is taking place on August 20-22, 2010 at the beautiful Newport Yachting Center. This one-of-a-kind event will offer an ultimate wine and food experience with tastings from hundreds of world - class wines, spirits, specialty beers and gourmet dishes prepared by the finest local and regional chefs.
Newport is known as “The City by the Sea” and is a premier destination for a summer getaway. Picture this setting . . . Surrounded by water, overlooking the Newport harbor and marina, were the magnificent boats are as much of an attraction as this main event. The ocean breezes coming-off the Naragansett bay and you swilling fines wines or whatever your choice of libation and sampling fine cuisine from well known chefs. Start and end your day by taking full advantage of all this area has to offer: Reserve a room with the Ivy Lodge, and leave the rest to us. We will concierge your entire stay by making dinner reservation on the harbor front, booking a charter sailing excursion, but do not forget to save time to shop in the harbor’s specialty stores, all this surrounds you when you attend the Winefest.
You will have the opportunity to attend multiple Grand Tastings, a Waterfront Grand Cru Tasting, and a Chefs & Champagne Brunch. Experience 100’s of regional, national, and international wines, specialty beers, and spirits. While taking in the beautiful surroundings overlooking the marina and harbor, enjoy featured dishes prepared by regional restaurants at a nominal fee with the opportunity to sample products from a variety of specialty food vendors. You will peruse an assortment of lifestyle exhibits while accompanied by music as you make your way through the Grand Tasting. Watch as celebrity and regional chef’s prepare their signature dishes throughout the event on a culinary event stage.With each ticket purchase, you will receive complimentary tasting samples of wine, beer and spirits from participating exhibitors and a vast selection of food samplings provided by specialty food exhibitors. Newport Vineyards our “Official Glassware Sponsor” and local vineyard will be welcoming you with their “In the Buff” Chardonnay. Restaurants will have featured dishes for sale at a nominal fee ($3.00 - $6.00)