There is something about summer that makes you want to get out on the water and sit back and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Or, in the case of wine aficionados, there is no better time than the summer to enjoy sampling a variety of wines so you can add a few more bottles to your collection. Whether you are looking for a relaxing cruise with cocktails or you want to broaden your wine horizons, there are perfect opportunities waiting for you to enjoy in Orange County.
Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises
Hornblower Cruises and Events kicks off its Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises on June 21st. Featuring complimentary appetizers and relaxing background music, the cruise offers wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase. Passengers can choose from cozy indoor seating to outdoor decks open to the evening sky boasting colorful views of the Newport Beach sunset.
Hornblower Cruises and Events also offers a number of other cruises throughout the year. Among these are the three-hour Newport Beach Dinner Cruises, which are offered on Fridays and Saturdays and start at $86.95 per person. The dinner cruise takes place on moonlit waters and features champagne, an elegant dinner and plenty of time for stargazing. The two-hour Newport Beach Brunch Cruise, which starts at $67.95 per person, includes live music, a full brunch buffet, champagne or sparkling cider and lovely coastal views. Cruises can also be booked for birthday parties, ranging from a pontoon party to a party on the yacht.
Hornblower Cruises and Events offers its Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises every Wednesday and Thursday from June 21st through October 26th. The two-hour cruises run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with boarding taking place at 5:30 pm. Hornblower Cruises and Events is located at 2431 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Tickets are $37 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Hornblower website.
Fleming’s Summer Wine Pass
If you love wine, the Fleming’s Summer Wine Pass is perfect for you! Offering the ultimate wine tasting journey for the summer, Fleming’s Summer Wine Pass is an exclusive ticket that grants you access to one glass of wine every day from now until September 4th. In selecting your wine, you have a list of 100 from which to choose. The approachable and diverse list features award-winning whites, reds, blends and bubbly. Your pass also gives you complimentary valet parking as well as priority dinner reservations and a luxurious Baccarat welcome gift.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 455 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. The Summer Wine pass is $1,000 and is valid for the restaurant location printed on the card and can be used for dine-in only. Non-alcoholic beverages or a food item from the FIVE SIX SEVEN bar menu may be substituted for wine. The summer pass may be purchased at Eventbrite. To learn more about Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar or to browse through its menu of 100 wines, visit the restaurant’s website.