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APRIL 25, 2015


The Great Wine Festival is making its return! Hosted by Celebrity Cruises, the Great Wine Festival takes place May 2 in Orange County and will be a day of food, fun and — of course — wine!

For a Cause

The Great Wine Festival is hosted in partnership with Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which provides free and low-cost legal services to Southern California individuals who may otherwise be denied access to justice. Part of the proceeds from the Great Wine Festival will go to this cause.

Cruising, Contests, and More

The Great Wine Festival is Celebrity Cruises’ annual land-based wine and food festival and it doesn’t mess around. Not only will the Great Wine Festival have a plethora of different wineries from across California, Celebrity Cruises’ will also several different wines poured at its booth. This is reminiscent to the wine experience onboard Celebrity Cruises ships, where you’ll find a wide selection of world-class wines plus a team of sommeliers on each journey to assist you in deciding what wine to pair with dinner or to help you better understand the difference between all the varietals. Celebrity Cruises will also have opportunities to win prizes, including a cruise to Europe for two. There will also be a wine tasting sweepstakes for Twitter — try the wine poured at our “Guess That Wine” station and tweet what varietal you think it is for the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.

An Assortment of Wineries

In addition to Celebrity Cruises fun, the Great Wine Festival will also be the backdrop for a wide variety of wineries pouring a collection of reds and whites. Brands such as Gallo, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Zaca Mesa, Benzinger, the Jackson Family of Wines, and many other wineries will be there.

Cuisine of Golden Foodies Caliber

There will also be samples of food from some of the best restaurants in Orange County. In fact, nine of the restaurants that will be at the Great Wine Festival have been nominees and winners of the prestigious Golden Foodies Awards, which honor the best restaurants in Orange County, including the Cellar, James Republic, Clay Oven, and Slapfish. To make sure you don’t miss out on these restaurants, visit the Golden Foodies Awards Pavilion at the Great Wine Festival.

Great Wine Festival Info

The Great Wine Festival will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Great Park in Irvine. It runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a VIP hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The VIP hour gets you exclusive access to all the wineries and restaurants before the general admission crowd is let in. Only 200 VIP tickets are available so don’t delay in getting yours today.


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