Celebrity Cruises hosts Great Wine Festival at Great Park in Irvine

Celebrity Cruises Chef John Suley

Celebrity Cruises Chef John Suley

The Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival takes place from 2 to 5 pm on May 31 at the Great Park in Irvine. The event will feature more than 40 premium wineries, craft breweries, spirits companies, and award-winning restaurants. 

Proceeds from the festival will benefit LegalAid of Orange County, a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to individuals of Southern California. 

Tickets are $100 per person. Discounted tickets are also available for government and non-profit workers, as well as sitting judges. Tickets and can be purchased online at Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival

Key sponsors include Coast Magazine, Fiji Water, Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand featuring the wines of New Zealand as well as the Orange County Restaurant Association/Golden Foodie Awards.

A sampling of food and beverage participants slated to delight attendees include the following; updates can be found here Celebrity Cruises Great Wine FestivalWineries/Breweries: Cakebread, Jordan, JUSTIN, Grgich Hills, Freemark Abbey, St. Francis, Louis-Jadot, Zaca Mesa, Kendall Jackson, Round Pond, Mazzocco, Wente, Benziger, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Alaskan Brewing Company, Pyramid Brewing, Samuel Adams, BJ’s Brewhouse, and more.

Restaurants: Slapfish, Zimzala, Clay Oven (recipient of the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards for Best Indian Restaurant in Orange County), Maro Wood Grill, Bluewater Grill, Riptide and more.

Celebrity’s Sommelier Chanelle Duarte and its VP of F&B operations / Executive Chef John Suley, will attend Celebrity Cruises’ booth, where tastes of Celebrity’s cuisine will be presented.

“Celebrity’s love affair with the culinary arts continues to flourish. We saw this opportunity to introduce food and wine aficionados to culinary experiences they can enjoy while on a Celebrity ship, as well as restaurants and beverages they have yet to try.” said Scott Clifton, director of sales.

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