38th annual kapalua wine & food festival – June 6-9, 2019

The 38th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 6 – 9, 2019 for a magical weekend on the shores of the Kapalua Resort. This annual “migration”’ brings together oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture.

 

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Welcome Reception
Merriman’s Kapalua – 5pm – 6:30pm. Invitation only & 4-Day Pass Holders

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Regional Focus: Sta. Rita Hills AVA Wine Seminar & Tasting
Merriman’s Kapalua – 12:30pm – 2pm

Regional Focus: Piemonte, Italy
La Bella Italia Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 3pm – 4:30pm

The Grand Tasting – Kapalua Style
Montage Kapalua Bay – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exclusive Early VIP Entry – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Sponsored by Hawaii.com.

Come dressed in your best “White Party” attire for this year’s event! Premium wines are showcased with fabulous gastronomic indulgences from Kapalua Resort restaurants and friends. A walk-around tasting and evening under the stars; all on the oceanfront grounds of Montage Kapalua Bay. Also featuring Petrossian Caviar station.

New this year – Exclusive Early Entry Pass:
Be the first to sample and taste the evening’s selections, entrance starts at 5:30pm for an additional fee.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Regional Focus: Petaluma Gap AVA Wine Seminar & Tasting
Hosted by SOMM Journal. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 11:00am – 12:30pm

Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Mark Tarbell
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 1pm – 3pm
Varietal Focus: Grenache with Panache Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 3:30pm – 5pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
“Sunday Champagne Brunch at Brennan’s”
Cooking Demo with celebrity chefs from Brennan’s Restaurant of New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 10am – 12pm

Varietal Focus: California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 12:30pm – 2pm

Historical Focus: “Wine World of Sports” Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – 3pm – 4:30pm

Seafood Festival
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Beach House Lawn – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exclusive Early VIP Entry – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

Celebrate the “Maui Mardi Gras” with Maui’s Top Restaurants showcasing a seafood specialty and culinary creation in competition for Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s “Best of the Fest” award. Enjoy the evening with live island style entertainment, Nuff Sedd.

New this year – Exclusive Early Entry Pass:
Be the first to sample and taste the evening’s selections, entrance starts at 5:30pm for an additional fee. Events subject to change.

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival was established in 1981 by the not-for-profit Kapalua Wine Society. The Festival was created to educate and foster the appreciation of culinary exploration, fine wine and specifically Hawai‘i culinary products and purveyors as well as showcase Maui’s natural beauty and promotes tourism to the island. The Festival’s long-standing relationships and partnerships within the industry help to bring some of the most renowned winemakers and celebrity chefs to participate.

For more information: http://www.kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.

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