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Media Contact for Pacific Wine and Food Classic
Kathryn Riordan, The ACE Agency
(651) 329-2316, kathryn@theaceagency.com

AUG. 18 – 19, 2018

Newport Beach, CA (September 21, 2018) – The second annual Pacific Wine and Food Classic took place on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018. The sold out, world-class culinary experience attracted wine enthusiasts and food lovers from near and far to the soft sand beaches of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association and founder of the classic commented, "It was a pleasure to see familiar faces and welcome new ones to our second annual Pacific Wine and Food Classic. Orange County has one of the most exciting and fastest growing food scenes in the United States, and the goal of the event is to highlight the chefs, winemakers and mixologists at the forefront of this movement. We look forward to showcasing our amazing local talent for years to come.”

Guests strolled through the waterfront venue tasting seasonally inspired bites from more than 60 of the region’s top chefs while sipping samples of over 150 unique wines during the two-day celebration of summer. New experiences delighted guests including the Maker’s Mark touring truck which was onsite pouring refreshing crafty cocktails, a Summer Wine Garden highlighting beautiful chilled wines paired with bites by SideDoor and Haute Cuisine, a Taco & Beer Lounge by Towne Park Brewery and Chela’s Mexican Restaurant, Paella and Sangria Lounge by Villa Roma, the debut of the official “Pacific Burger” by Burger Boss at the Lynx Backyard Grilling garden, the Celebrity Cruise Silent Disco and the debut of Golden Spoon Café which featured refreshing summer gelatos and affogatos among many more mouthwatering moments. 

In the grassy VIP courtyard guests enjoyed a Perrier Jouet Champagne Gazebo, premium wines and cocktails and an exclusive culinary experience from Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, The Country Club, Back Bay Bistro, Mixed Bakery, Provenance and more.

Event proceeds benefited Golden Rule charity to support those in need within the restaurant industry. For more information on the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic, please visit pacificwineandfood.com.


Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an incredible world-class culinary experience. Taste bites from local top chefs, explore over 100 wines and hand crafted premium cocktails. Enjoy celebrity chef demonstrations, master sommelier discussions and summer mixology demos.  Taste the flavors of summer as the region’s top chefs and mixologists create dishes from their favorite summer memories. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is a fantastic gourmet experience on the beautiful soft sand in Newport Beach, you'll be surrounded by music and ocean breezes while enjoying the region’s top chefs.

Partners:  Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, iHeart Radio, Infiniti, Golden Rule Charity, The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra, 95.5 KLOS, OCfoodies, The ACE Agency, Orange Coast Magazine, US. Foods, Celebrity Cruises, Bacardi, Maker’s Mark, Hornitos, Stella Artois, Dreambox Creations, Sauza, Sky Vodka, Aperol Spritz, Baja Shellfish Farms, Atria Senior Living, Los Angeles Times, LA & SF Specialty, Greer’s OC, Viele & Sons, LA Travel Magazine, Govino, Savory Strategies, Badoit, Evian, Area 51, Melissa’s Produce, Anderson Seafoods, YKMG Creative Content, Arctic Glacier, ICEsurance

Charity: The success of this great event depends on our wonderful culinary community. Net proceeds will be given to Golden Rule charity as the beneficiary of the Pacific Wine and Food Classic in order to give back to the restaurant industry that works so hard. Golden Rule is a local charity founded to give back and support those in need IN the restaurant industry. Golden Rule Charity administers grants and acts as a liaison between the community and those faced with an unanticipated crisis. Big or small.

Location: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Location Address: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Web: pacificwineandfood.com
Public Contact: 949-287-EAT1, info@PacificWineandFood.com

August 17 & 18, 2019