Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival at the Great Park in Irvine


April 28, 2014 by danisdecadentdeals


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Great Wine Festival Logo

Last year I attended an awesome event called The Great Wine Festival that took place at the Great Park in Irvine. There were a variety of different restaurant and winery vendors in attendance.  I am excited to report that I have been invited back again this year to check out the festivities as well!  This year Celebrity Cruises as lead sponsor launches their first Land-Based Wine and Food Festival coming on May 31, 2014 at the Great Park in Irvine from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  

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Entry to the Great Park in Irvine

Proceeds from The Great Wine Festival will benefit The Legal Aid Society of Orange County, a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to individuals of Southern California who might otherwise be denied access to justice. Since its founding in 1958, LASOC has assisted over 500,000 people.  This event will feature More than 40 Wineries, Craft Breweries, Spirits Companies and several Top Orange County Restaurants!!


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Hubby and I with our Celebrity Cruises Wine Slings last year at Great Wine Festival

Here is the “Dani’s Decadent Deals” part! There will be early bird tickets on sale for $75 per person if purchased by May 21, 2014.  Get them now because after that date ticket prices will go up to $100 per person.  Another benefit of this fabulous event being sponsored by Celebrity Cruises is that if you are a Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club member, you are also eligible for a 20% discount on tickets ($60) if purchased by April 30, 2014.  There are also designated driver tickets available for $20 each.  Discounted tickets are also available for government and non-profit workers, as well as sitting judges. Tickets and can be purchased online at Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival.

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Great Park Orange Balloon


Some of the sponsors for this event include Coast Magazine, Fiji Water, and Air New Zealand.  Tourism New Zealand will be featuring the wines of New Zealand.  These are some of my personal favorites!  Have you ever tried Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough, New Zealand area? If not, you must!!  It is literally my favorite white wine out there!  Another important guest which will be featuring wines will be the Orange County Restaurant Association/Golden Foodie Awards.  A sampling of food and beverage participants that are scheduled to attend the festival can be found on the website link above.


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Chef John Suley of Celebrity Cruises

Some current wineries and breweries that will be in attendance at The Great Wine Festival this year include: Cakebread, Jordan, Justin, Grgich Hills, Freemark Abbey, St. Francis, Louis-Jadot, Zaca Mesa, Kendall Jackson, Round Pond, Mazzocco, Wente, Benziger, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Alaskan Brewing Company, Pyramid Brewing, Samuel Adams, & BJ’s Brewhouse..Just to name a few.:)

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Delicious cheeses and charcuterie at Great Wine Fest 2013

Some of the current restaurants in attendance this year include: Slapfish, Zimzala, Clay Oven, Maro Wood Grill, Bluewater Grill, Riptide, James Republic and more.  I hope you can make it out to this event and as always, if you do please come over and introduce yourself. 🙂  I hope to see you there!

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My friend Jamie and I at 2013 Great Wine Fest

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20 thoughts on “Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival at the Great Park in Irvine

  1. Emily Rose says:

    Looks like a great festival, for a good cause too 🙂

  2. Now thats a very creative park.. how’d i wish i could attend Wine Festival in my place.

  3. Kungphoo says:

    This sounds great and it’s for a wonderful cause which is terrific! Definitely something I would enjoy attending! 🙂

  4. tara pittman says:

    Looks like a fun time, would love to attend one of these one day.

  5. I would go just so that I can eat all the delicious food lol! Will there be a lot of known celebrities?

  6. Jim Striegel says:

    Sounds like it is a great deal especially if you are in the Captain’s Club.

  7. Looks like you had an amazing time with fine and fine food!

  8. Looks like an amazing time and for a great cause

  9. Dov Shapira says:

    The food and the wine looks really great.
    Where is Irvine ?

  10. Yvonne Brown says:

    That is a huge orange balloon!

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