2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Schedule of Events

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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 2013 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 – 2:30 pm – New Zealand Wine Seminar
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
A journey through the regions and wineries of New Zeleand. Featured wines:

  • Craggy Range (Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough) – Gimblett Gravels Syrah and Sophia
  • Pyramid Valley (North Canterbury)
  • Fromm Estate (Marlborough)
  • Misha’s Vineyard (Central Otago)

3:00 – 4:30 pm –
Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Seminar & Tasting
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Top winemakers from the Santa Lucia Highlands region. Featured wines:

  • Talbott
  • Pisoni/Lucia – 2012 Pisoni Estates Pinot Noir and 2012 Lucia, Soberanes Vineyard, Chardonnay
  • Morgan
  • Roar – 2011 Rosella’s/Sierra Mar and Chardonnay


6:00 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. Live local entertainment.

Featured restaurants:

  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • The Plantation House
  • Pineapple Grill
  • Merriman’s Kapalua
  • The Terrace Chef-Crafted at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Kai Sushi at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Montage Kapalua Bay

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11:00 pm – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm  – Pacific  Northwest AVAs Wine Seminar
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Featured wines:

  • Northstar Winery
  • Leonetti Cellar – 2009 Leonetti Cellar Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Leonetti Cellar Sauvignon Blanc
  • Andrew Will
  • Chateau St. Michelle

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cooking Demonstration with
Celebrity Chef Andrew Sutton
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The award-winning cuisine of Chef Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose paired with wines selected by former colleague Michael Jordan, MS
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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:

  • Kosta Browne – 2010 Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir and 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • Papa Pietro Perry – 2010 Pommard Llones Pinot Noir, RRV and 2012 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir, RRV
  • Arista
  • Hartford Court – 2010 and 2012 Fog Dance Pinot Noir
  • Williams Selyem – 2010 Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir RRV
    and 2012 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • Benovia – 2011 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir and
    2012 La Pommeraie Pinot Noir


Festival Winemaker Dinners –

  • Montage Kapalua Bay – Chef Dean Fearing of Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas brings pairs his “elevated American cuisine” with award-winning wines of Williams Selyem.  Hosted by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and winemaker Bob Cabral. Menu and details to come.
  • Other locations and times TBD

SUNDAY, June 15

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11am – 12:30 pm – The Italians are Coming! Wine Seminar & Tasting The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua A comparative tasting of highly sought after Italian wines. The Italian countryside has a unique charm which permeates to 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 will be 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 also be joining the panel.Featured wines:

  • Ciacci Picolomini
  • Braida
  • La Spinetta – 2006 Barbaresco Starden
  • Poggio Scalette – 2011 “Il Carbonaione” IGT Alta Valle Della Greve

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

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:

  • Continuum
  • Anakota – 2009 Anakota Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Anakota Helena Montana Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Schwieger
  • Stonestreet – 2009 Christopher’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and 2011 Upper Barn Chardonnay

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
  • Andaz
  • Morimoto Maui
  • Maui Culinary Academy
  • Mala
  • Migrant
  • Pulehu
  • Gannon’s
  • Amasia
  • Ka’ana Kitchen
*Schedule subject to change. Please come back and visit for updates and more information.

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