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Vino with the Vanderbilts

Head down to the mansions to taste food and wine from around the world


Rhode Island tradition dictates that everyone see the Newport Mansions at least once every few years, and if you haven’t in a while, now is the perfect time. The end of summer heralds the Newport Wine and Food Festival, set to take place at Rosecliff, The Elms, and Marble House from September 20-23.

The mansions’ picturesque views and perfectly manicured lawns and gardens will serve as the background for the event where you can sample top-notch wine and cuisine. Learn the art of pairing from skilled sommeliers and get culinary tips from local and celebrity chefs (past headliners include Martha Stewart).

Events include a Grand Tasting at Marble House with special guest Zac Posen, a Wine Gala at Rosecliff showcasing restaurant chefs from all over New England and beyond, and a Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace, as well as various seminars.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Newport Mansion website by event or day. Mix and match to create your perfect weekend. Free parking is available at Easton’s Beach with a shuttle to the mansions. Newport