2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Schedule of Events

Must bring valid ID.

THURSDAY, June 12
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10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Introduction to Wine Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Sponsored by Nomacorc
By invitation only for industry professionals.


12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Local Industry Trade Show
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
By invitation only, local wine distributors and Maui-grown purveyors present their newest releases and latest creations to industry buyers.


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Welcome ReceptionMerriman’s
Hosted by Honolulu Star-Advertiser/HILuxury Magazine
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Hawaii Luxury Sponsor
By invitation only, this affair includes Festival Master Sommeliers, Festival Chefs, winemakers, media and 4-day Festival pass holders for an intimate kick-off to the 2014 Festival!

 
FRIDAY, June 13
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7:00 am Shotgun Start – Festival Golf Tournament
The Bay Course, Kapalua
Pair up perfectly with Festival winemakers, speakers and guests for a game of gently rolling fairways and scenic ocean views with complimentary awards luncheon to follow.


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – New Zealand Wine Seminar
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
“A Journey through Emerging Regions” – Hosted by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan
Take your palette on a journey and taste some of this island nation’s finest red and white wines from several different varietals from the pristine wine growing sites of New Zealand.
Featured wines:

  • Pyramid Valley Vineyards – 2011 Earth Smoke Pinot Noir, North Canterbury
  • Pyramid Valley Vineyards – 2011 Lions Tooth Chardonnay, North Canterbury
  • Villa Maria – 2011 Esk Valley Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec, Hawke’s Bay
  • Villa Maria – 2010 Taylors Pass Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Fromm – (Hawke’s Bay) 2011 Esk Valley Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec and (Marlborough) 2010 Taylors Pass Pinot Noir
  • Fromm – 2011 Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Misha’s Vineyard – 2010 Verismo Pinot Noir, Central Otago
  • Misha’s Vineyard – 2013 Limelight Riesling, Central Otago
  • Craggy Range – 2009 Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Hawke’s Bay
  • Craggy Range – 2010 Sophia, Hawke’s Bay


3:00 – 4:30 pm –
Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Featured wines:

  • Morgan Winery – 2012 Double L Riesling, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Morgan Winery – 2012 Double L Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Talbott Vineyards – 2012 Sarah Case Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Talbott Vineyards – 2012 Sarah Case Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Lucia Vineyards – 2012 Lucia, Gary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Lucia Vineyards – 2012 Lucia, Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia
  • Roar Wines – 2011 Rosella’s Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Roar Wines – 2012 Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

 

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Maui6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The Grand Tasting – Kapalua Style
Montage Kapalua Bay & Hosted by Modern Luxury Hawaii
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival sponsors Montage Kapalua Bay and Hawaii Magazine-Modern Luxury Hawaii

 

Let your palate explore premium and rare celebrated wines from regions around the world and savor the cuisine of Kapalua’s culinary stars and locally grown produce. Headline entertainment by Ukulele sensation Aidan James.

Featured restaurants and special guests:

  • The Plantation House
  • Pineapple Grill
  • Merriman’s Kapalua
  • Montage Kapalua Bay
  • Kai Sushi at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • The Terrace Chef-Crafted at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Whole Foods
  • New Zealand Master Chef

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SATURDAY, June 14
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11:00 am – 12:30 pm  – Regional Focus Seminar: Washington State
Great Wines from Six Washington AVAs
Hosted by Master Sommeliers Rob Bigelow and Michael Jordan
The Ritz-Carlton, KapaluaFeatured wines:

  • 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills
  • 2012 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley
  • 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah, Stonetree Vineyard, Wahluke Slope
  • 2010 Northstar Merlot, Walla Walla Valley
  • 2009 Northstar Premier, Columbia Valley
  • 2010 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard, Yakima Valley
  • 2010 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval, Red Mountain
  • 2009 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
  • 2010 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Celebrity Cooking Demonstration with Chef Mark Tarbell
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Hosted by Master Sommeliers Patrick Okubo and Michael Jordan
Chef Mark Tarbell – the only winning competitor on the 5th season of Iron Chef America – was classically trained in France for wine and food and has received numerous accolades awards including being nominated as “Best Chef – Southwest” by the James Beard Foundation. Chef Tarbell brings his passion for creating clean and natural seasonal American cuisine and love of fine wine brings together in a fun-filled, taste extravaganza.


3:30 pm – 5:00pm – Brotherhood of Eternal Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Stars Wine Seminar
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Not-to-be missed sampling from one of the top wine growing regions in California

Featured wines:

  • Williams Selyem – 2010 Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Williams Selyem – 2012 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Hartford Family Wines – 2010 Fog Dance Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Hartford Family Wines – 2012 Fog Dance Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Arista – 2010 Harper’s Rest Vineyard Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Arista – 2012 Harper’s Rest Vineyard Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Kosta Browne – 2010 Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Kosta Browne – 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Papapietro-Perry – 2010 Pommard Llones Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Papapietro-Perry – 2012 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Benovia – 2010 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Benovia – 2012 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir, RRV

 


 

Festival Winemaker DinnersResort-Wide
  • Montage Kapalua Bay Winemaker Dinner – 6:00pm, Sunset Room
    Featuring Williams Selyem, Kosta Browne and Dean Fearing

    Michael BrowneWinemaker, Kosta Browne, whose Kosta Browne Pinot Noir was voted wine of the year in the 2011 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines poll
    Bob CabralWinemaker, Williams Selyem – Winemaker of the Year for 2011 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    Chef Dean Fearing – renowned for the “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders” of his award-winning Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas

    Highly acclaimed winemakers, Michael Browne, of Kosta Browne and Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem join celebrity chef Dean Fearing for an exclusive and enchanting evening at the newly opened Montage Kapalua Bay. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for only 50 guests to interact with the winemakers in an intimate, limited seating dinner format.
    For information and reservations, please call Montage Kapalua Bay, 808-662-6600.
    $350 per person all inclusive with a portion of proceeds to benefit Maui Food Bank
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
    Jackson Family Fine Wines brings together an unprecedented team of winemakers from around the globe for a lively and interactive dinner with Jeff Stewart of Hartford Family Winery, Pierre Seillan of Chateau Lassegue & Arcanum and Graham Weerts of Stonestreet.. Featuring Michael Burman, Sous Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Winemakers Jeff Stewart and Pierre Seillan and Graham Weerts. Hosted by Michael Horn, Owner and President of The Crush Radio Network (CRN), and Host of the nationally syndicated “What’s Cookin” Radio Show. $150++ per person.  Advanced reservations required by calling 808-669-6200 or click here.
  • Merriman’s – 6:00pm
    An evening with Giorgio Rivetti
    – Partner, Winemaker and Viticulturist of La Spinetta, Casanova di Spinetta and Contratto.
    Acclaimed Piedmont winemaker Giorgio Rivetti joins Chef de Cuisine Phil Wang to create a culinary evening to remember. Watch the sun set over Kapalua Bay while enjoying a Northern Italian-inspired tasting menu accompanied with sommelier pairings. In a region dominated by austerity and restraint, Rivetti seeks to make approachable, lush wines that are drinkable at a young age. The results are exciting – Rivetti’s wines bridge the divide between elegance and power while remaining true to their Piedmont origins. $150 plus tax & gratuity. For information or reservations, call 808-669-6400.
  • The Plantation House Restaurant – 6:00pm Reception; 7:00pm Dinner
    Dinner with Dan Lee Morgan of Morgan Winery. Dan Lee and Morgan Winery are synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey.  Morgan is known for its record of consistent, category leading, award-winning wines. “Rising Star” Chef Jojo Vasquez will create a culinary palette incorporating his passion for local products with his artistic viewpoint for a unique pairing of island-inspired cuisine and distinctive elegant wines. $195 per person, inclusive of tax & gratuity. 
For information or reservations, call 808-669-6299.

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SUNDAY, June 15
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11 am – 12:30 pm – The Italians are Coming! Wine Seminar & Tasting The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua A comparative tasting of highly sought Italian wines. The Italian countryside has a unique charm, which permeates their lifestyle, food and their wines.  We are excited to bring “A Taste of Italy” to the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival with a quartet of true superstar, game changing Italian winemakers.  Visiting from Piemonte in the northwest of Italy is La Spinetta, a highly acclaimed Barolo/Barbaresco specialist, and Braida, a revolutionary Barbera superstar.  From Tuscany, Ciacci Picolomini, one of the top echelon Brunello di Montalcino stars….and the legendary Vittorio Fiore (Poggio Scalette), one of Italy’s most iconic, influential winemaking consultants of all time, will be joining the panel.Featured wines:

  • Braida Barbera d’Asti “Bricco dell’ Uccellone” 2011
  • Poggio Scalette “Il Carbonaione” 2011
  • Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino “Pianrosso” 2008
  • La Spinetta Barbaresco “Starderi” 2006

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Award-winning Chef Dean Fearing paired with the wines of David Arthur Vineyards and co-hosted by winemaker David Long.
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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm –  Wine Tour
Confirmed Participants Include:

  • The Wine Palette
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Montage Kapalua Bay

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm –  “Bacchus Loves the Hillsides” Tasting & Seminar
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The most exclusive mountain growing regions in California.

Featured wines:

  • Stonestreet – 2009 Christopher’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
  • Stonestreet –2011 Upper Barn Chardonnay, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
  • Schweiger – 2008 Dedication, Spring Mountain
  • Schweiger – 2010 Cabernet Franc, Spring Mountain
  • Continuum – 2009 & 2011, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley
  • Anakota – 2009 Anakota Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley
  • Anakota – 2009 Anakota Helena Montana Cabernet Sauvigno, Knights Valley



6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Seafood Festival
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Beach House Lawn
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The grand finale showcases 15 of Maui’s top chefs with the bounty of the Pacific! Enjoy premium vintage wines, beer and spirits while you mingle with winemakers, chefs and industry notables at the oceanfront Beach House Lawn.  Fourteen of Maui’s top restaurants will prepare specialty dishes to see who takes home Maui No Ka Oi’s “Best of the Fest” honors for favorite dish of the evening.  Entertainment by local favorite Nuff Sedd will get the crowd on their feet and end the evening with a bang!

Featured Restaurants: 

  • The Terrace Chef-Crafted
  • Roy’s Restaurant
  • Kai Sushi
  • Japengo
  • Star Noodle
  • Pacific’o
  • Makena Beach Restaurants
  • Ka’ana Kitchen
  • Morimoto Maui
  • Maui Culinary Academy
  • Mala
  • Migrant
  • Pulehu
  • Gannon’s
  • Alan Wong’s Amasia
  • New Zealand Master Chef
Must bring valid ID. *Schedule subject to change. Please come back and visit for updates and more information.

 


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