Who says great California wines are only found in Northern California? Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery is proof that great California wines can be found in Southern California as well! Hidden in the Upper Newport Bay region of Newport Beach, CA, Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery is quickly becoming Orange County’s premier winery. With a secluded hillside setting, lush gardens, koi ponds, and a private wine cave, Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery offers an inviting venue for private wine tastings, corporate events, wine blending and wine pairing dinners. Owner, wine connoisseur, avid green thumb, and self-proclaimed eccentric Richard Moriarty got the idea for his unique winery while, heli-skiing in Italy and seeing vineyards next to villas; and from there ran with the idea and became Newport Beach’s pioneer vintner, according to Los Angeles Times writer William Lobdell. The Winery has now been in business seventeen years and has hosted some of Newport Beach and Orange County’s best events to date.
Beautiful grape vines (over twelve hundred to be exact) drape the hilly 3.5 acres that the winery is situated on accompanied by a beautiful estate, an underground wine tasting cave, koi ponds, an aviary, exotic gardens, and spacious outdoor seating that’s perfect for any event. No matter the occasion or event you have in mind Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery has the space and staff to accommodate every need and detail.
Corporate and Exclusive Events at Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery
Gone are the days of boardrooms, banquet halls, and hotel ballrooms for corporate or private events. Today, companies and organizations all over the world continue to search for the best and most unique event spaces to host their events, which is why a place like Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery is such a desirable location. Instead of sitting in a boardroom or around a table eating bland hotel banquet food, imagine conversing with coworkers, fellow peers, and friends over an award winning glass of wine in a 1000sq. ft. wine cave – much better. The cave is the largest tasting room on the property and usually the most popular area that people tend to congregate during an event.
The winery offers guests over ten different options of event packages including the option of appetizer trays, formal or casual lunches and dinners, wood fired pizza extravaganzas, champagne brunches, grounds tours, and of course wine tastings. That being said there is an option available for whatever event you have in mind. Whether you want to host a lunch starting with a tasting and tour through the vines and gardens, or are looking to host a more sophisticated event, with a formal sit down dinner starting with wine tasting and appetizer trays in the beautifully decorated outdoor seating areas, the staff is willing to work around your specific vision no matter what that vision might be.
Annual Grape Harvest at NB Vineyards & Winery
Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery hosts their own special events throughout the year including the most popular event; the annual grape harvest. The annual harvest event is always a huge draw. The event showcases the local favorite, and award winning wine, known as the Meritage. It’s called the harvest event because the vines are actually harvested, crushed, and fermented during the event. The harvest is complete with entertainment, cuisine from all over Orange County, and never ending bottles of wine. Tickets for this event can be purchased on the winery’s website, nbwine.com.
The winery also offers their own classes for groups and companies. Guests who enjoy cooking, can partake in a cooking class where they’ll learn to make the popular Spanish dish called paella along with other tapas. Not interested in cooking? No problem. The winery also offers classes such as “intro to wine”, “wine blending”, and “advanced wine education”. These fun interactive classes are great for large groups, friends, family, and companies alike. Learn how to work better with one another by learning to blending your own Bordeaux or just sit back and enjoy your company with artisan cheese plates and award winning wines.
No matter what the event, do it in style, and in one of the best locations in Orange County, the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery.