Taste of Orange Coast | Newport Beach, CA


We recently attended the first ever “Taste of Orange Coast; An Evening of Whisky & Wine”  held on January 28, 2017 at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California. The event was hosted by The Orange Coast Memorial Foundation. The evening featured wine tastings, whisky presentations, lite bites and a silent auction to benefit Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

This small intimate event featured live accoustic guitar music by Kurt Hunger. I'm ready to book him for my next party!

While listen to Kurt we enjoyed talking with winemakers and learning more about their process. The Penville Grenache was excellent! These two were so enthusiastic sharing about their process and vineyards. I'm not a huge fan of whiskey but my husband enjoyed the tastings along with the craft cocktails using whiskey. The custom engraved wine glasses were a nice touch too.



The event featured a photo booth, passed appetizers that included artisanal pizza, a cheese plate, deep fried risotto and chicken satay. There was a select offering at the silent auction and unfortunately we didn't win the concert tickets we had bid on. Tickets for the event were $100 each with $80 benefiting Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. I hope this becomes a yearly event!

Taste of Orange Coast
January 28, 2017
The Island Hotel, Newport Beach 

Photos from the Event