In addition to the Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday, highlights of the weekend-long festivities include the elegant Friday night Wine & Rosecliff gala; the "Vive La France" Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff on Saturday featuring a Champagne reception, three-course dinner, and dessert, paired with fine wines from the French regions of Alsace, Burgundy, Rhône and Bordeaux; late night bites and cocktails by some of the Festival sponsors with the return of Newport After Darkon Saturday night at Forty 1˚ North; Sunday Jazz Brunchon the Marble House Terrace; and a series of Seminars, led by vintners and industry experts, will take place on Friday 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.
The Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is FOOD & WINE Magazine. MONOGRAM is the Culinary Stage Sponsor. 2019 Premier Cru Sponsors are Flood Lincoln, Santa Margherita, Wines of Israel, Chateau D'esclans, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Dole & Bailey, and Knob Creek. Vintage Sponsors are Atria Senior Living, Bank Newport, Brooks Brothers, Boar's Head, Brockmans Premium Gin, Calvisius Caviar, Coca-Cola, Dasani, Don Julio, Filippo Berio, Kobrand, Mount Gay Rum, National Trust Insurance Services, Newport Craft Truly Hard Seltzer, and United Airlines. Media sponsor is LocalWineEvents.com.