Wentworth by the Sea Hotel | January 18, 2019 - February 17, 2019


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about the festival

We couldn’t be more excited about the roster of excellent wines and personalities we have assembled for this winter’s wine festival presented in the luxury and comfort of the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. This will be our 15th year bringing together the superb cuisine of the Wentworth’s culinary team with winery representatives and their premium wines from around the globe amid the polished hospitality of our service staff in this grand setting on a little island, off the coast of New Hampshire.

From multi-course Grand Vintner’s Dinners or A Big Tasting in the Grand Ballroom to weekday Flight Nights or Shell-Shocked, the oyster event in SALT’s lounge to the lavish Bubbles and Jazz Brunches, the common thread running throughout is always of excellence. Please join us for a month of celebrating these masters of their craft and the inspiration they bring us.

To make your reservation by phone, please call: 603.422.7322

To purchase tickets online, click here


THE BIG TASTINGS

FRIDAYS, JANUARY 18TH & FEBRUARY 15TH 6–8:30PM

The Big Tasting in the ballroom in nothing less than a playground for food and wine lovers.

Guests will be able to choose from a vast array of wines in this walk-around event with numerous wine and food stations. Live Jazz with recording artist Chris Klaxton.

$49.95 per person, 20% service charge & 9% tax


FLIGHT NIGHTS, AN ESCORTED TOUR

EVERY MONDAY–THURSDAY • 5PM-7PM

Explore wines of the world while still in the comfort of our skilled staff and inviting lounge. Let us be your guide. This is a fun opportunity to taste and compare three different wines at once. A flight ranges in cost from $12-$16 depending on that evening’s feature.


GRAND VINTNER’S DINNERS

BRINGING THE WINEMAKER’S EXPERIENCE CLOSER

RECEPTION 6PM • 4-COURSE DINNER 7PM

The Grand Vintner’s dinners, now a winter wine festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the marriage of food & wine. These four-course dinners bring guests closer to the winemaking experience. Each dinner starts with a wine reception with our guest host and passed hors d’oeuvres. Wentworth by the Sea’s Executive Chef Lee Michael presents a carefully selected menu to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style, a spectacle not to be missed.

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH

    GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER FEATURING KENDALL-JACKSON WINES WITH MASTER WINEMAKER RANDY ULLUM

    Reception 6pm, 4-Course Dinner at 7pm

With Randy’s return this year we will indulge in favorites from Kendall-Jackson and from the premium wines of Jackson Estates. Jackson Estates offers small production wines of clarity with a true sense of place. The Jackson family is deeply rooted in its devotion to long-term stewardship of the land and an unyielding belief that natural, sustainable environments produce the best wines.

$104.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.

  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND

    GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER FEATURING DRY CREEK WINES WITH WINEMAKER TIM BELL

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner at 7pm

The Wentworth by the Sea is honored to present Winemaker Tim Bell from Dry Creek Winery. Mr. Bell has a long-standing career in wine production and has had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of wine styles and grape varietals, including Napa Valley, Sonoma and the Central Coast. Mr. Bell began his journey with Dry Creek Winery in 2011, and with his hands-on approach and high attention to detail he has been able to elevate the quality of wine produced by the winery. Mr. Bell works closely with the vineyard manager to ensure that the varietals produced are enjoyed to their fullest potential, and that every glass creates a great experience and a lasting memory.

$104.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.

  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

    GRAND VINTNER’S DINNER FEATURING CAYMUS WINES WITH DAN CAMPBELL

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner at 7pm

The Wentworth by the Sea is extremely excited to invite Dan Campbell of Caymus vineyard to our wine festival this year. Mr. Campbell has been with Camus Vineyards for over six years. Mr. Campbell brings a wealth of wine knowledge and sales experience to the Wagner Wine family. The Caymus label has worked extremely hard to establish itself as one of the highest standards of winemaking in North America, and through meticulous vineyard management, they have achieved and exceeded this goal. The winery produces an amazing cabernet that excites the palate while making memories. We invite you to enjoy this remarkable wine with us in the hopes that you enjoy it as much as we do.

$204.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% Tax.


AN INTIMATE DINNER

FEATURING MADELEINE HERBEAU & AMELIE BARROT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH RECEPTION 6PM • 4-COURSE DINNER AT 7PM

The Wentworth by the Sea is excited to invite you to an intimate dinner with the Ladies of Provence. Madeline Hereau and Amelie Barrot are both proprietors of their respective wineries in the South of France. Mrs. Herbeau is a fourth generation winemaker that has led Chateau Barbebelle on a path to world-wide recognition and excellence. By complementing traditional winemaking methods with her business acumen, Chateau Barbebelle has produced a wide variety of award-winning wines and is on track to place southern French Rosé prominently on the map.

Mrs. Barrot is also a fourth generation winemaker who is also leading her family winery to new and exciting heights in the wine world. Mousset-Barrot Winery has also had the pleasure of releasing a wide variety of award-winning wines. With a passion for craft leading the way, Mrs. Barrot’s family vineyard has produced a number of high-quality Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines that have solidified her family’s legacy.

We are truly honored to have these two legendary families join us for our wine festival.

$104.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax


ANTHONY FAMILY OF WINES

WITH WINEMAKER GEOFF WHITMAN

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH RECEPTION 6PM • 4-COURSE DINNER AT 7PM

John Anthony Truchard was raised in the vineyards of his parents Tony and JoAnn as they were developing Truchard Vineyards in the 1970s. Along with John Anthony Vineyards, he has two other labels; JaM Cellars and FARM Napa Valley. Geoff Whitman, a native of Dover, NH, has done it all in the wine industry. Come give him a warm welcome home.

$104.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.


SHELL SHOCKED-AN OYSTER & WINE CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST • 6PM–8:30PM

The perfect pairing of oysters and wine is the inspiration for Shell Shocked. Oysters fresh from icy Maine waters and throughout New England, all the way to the west coast. Guests will be able to choose from a vast array of wines in this walkaround event with many different oyster stations, each highlighting a different region.

$59.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% Tax.


BUBBLES & JAZZ BRUNCH

SUNDAYS • 10AM–2PM

For over a decade now the best motivation for getting out of bed on Sunday has been the spectacular Bubbles and Jazz Brunch at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. This great tradition continues during the Festival–but with a special feature. High-scoring, premium sparkling wines from around the world are poured, helping you to linger longer over this languorous meal.

$49.95 per person, plus 20% service charge & 9% tax.

CALENDAR OF BUBBLES & JAZZ:

  • January 20 • MIONETTO, Prosecco, Italy

  • January 27 • LUNETTA, Prosecco, Italy

  • February 3 • CUPCAKE, Prosecco, Italy

  • February 10 • POEMA, Prosecco, Spain

  • February 17 • LA MARCA, Prosecco, Italy

CALL TO RESERVE - 603-373-6566