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MAY 12, 2014


Orange County-based event featuring local craft beer, restaurants and LOTS of wine.

Presented by Celebrity Cruises in Orange County, California, the Great Wine Festival centers around wine, food and beer, though at its heart is a good cause: LegalAid of Orange County, which provides free and low-cost legal services to Southern California individuals who may otherwise be denied access to justice.

In addition to being for a good cause, the Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival is also the cruise industry’s first land-based food and wine festival. The event will feature a wide range of local and national brands, including California wineries and breweries plus local Orange County restaurants. You’ll be able to sample wine and beer plus munch on a variety of tasty food samples.

Wineries and Food Vendors at the Great Wine Festival

Some of the companies that will be in attendance include Cakebread, Zaca Mesa, Kendall Jackson, Wente, Pyramid Brewing and Samuel Adam’s for wineries and brewhouses, and Slapfish, Bluewater Grill, Caly Oven, Zimzala, Riptide and James Republic for restaurants. This is only a sample of the wines, beers and foods you’ll find at the festival — you’ll have to attend to experience the rest!

Celebrity Cruises’ will also have one of its sommeliers at the event, teaching attendees about the art of drinking wine, along with Celebrity’s Executive Chef, John Suley, who will be providing samples of the cruise cuisine you can find on board.

In addition, those dreaming of their next exotic vacation can mingle with representatives from Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand, two of the sponsors for the Great Wine Festival.

The Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival is Saturday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held at Orange County Great Park. Tickets are $75 if purchased by May 12. After then, it will go up to $100 per ticket. If you are a member of Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club, your ticket is just $60. Hope to see you there!

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