The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
Tickets are now available for the 33rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, June 12-15, 2014 in Kapalua, Maui.
For the first time in almost a decade the festival’s popular Friday night Grand Tasting will return to Kapalua Bay, hosted by the new Montage Kapalua Bay. The Montage Hotel and Residences Kapalua Bay is located on the grounds of the old Kapalua Bay Hotel, overlooking Kapalua Bay. Formerly the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, the once private members only property is now open to the public, with sales of the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay are expected to relaunch this spring. The Grand Tasting will feature restaurants in the Kapalua Resort, including Sansei, Plantation House, Merriman’s, Pineapple Grill, Kai Sushi, the Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, and the soon to be opened Montage Kapalua Bay restaurant. The Sunday Seafood Festival will remain at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in which over a dozen of Maui’s best restaurants compete for Maui No Ka Oi Magazine‘s “Best of the Fest” award.
A variety of seminars will take place throughout the weekend:
New Zealand Wine Seminar
St. Lucia Highlands Wine Seminar and Tasting, featuring Talbott, Pisoni, Morgan and Roar
Pacific/Northwest AVA’s Seminar, featuring Northstar Winery, Leonetti, Chateau St. Michelle and Andrew Will
Brotherhood of Eternal Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley Stars Wine Seminar, featuring Kosta Browne, Papapietro-Perry, Arista, Hartford Court, Williams Selyem, Benovia
The Italians are Coming! Wine Seminar and Tasting featuring Ciacci Picolomini, Braida, La Spinetta, Poggio Scalette. A must for Borolo and Brunello di Montelcino fans.
Bacchus Loves the Hillsides Tasting and Seminar, showcasing the wines of Continuum, Anakota, Schwieger and Stonestreet
In addition to the seminars is a tasting around the town, with shuttle service for tastings at Kapalua’s new Wine Pallette, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and the Montage Kapalua Bay.
For those that want a little food with their wine tastings, there are two cooking demonstrations (these always sell out): This year, the first demonstration will be hosted by Celebrity Chef Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose in the Disneyland Resort. The second will showcase the talents of Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing paired with the wines of David Arthur Vineyards.
Stay tuned for more information including the ever popular Wine Maker’s Dinners held at locations throughout the resort, where restaurants partner with featured chefs and wineries.
Events, times, and featured wineries subject to change. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit www.kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com