Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2024

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

2024 Schedule of Events

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Schedule, wineries, menus, participants, etc. are subject to change.

FESTIVAL PASSES

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FESTIVAL PASS INCLUDES:

  • All Interactive Wine Tasting Seminars
  • Two Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos
  • Grand Tasting Gala
  • Exclusive inclusions ONLY available with Festival Pass:
    • VIP Reception – Meet & Greet the winemakers!
    • Preferred Seminar Seating
    • Commemorative Gift Bag
    • Grand Tasting Early Entry at 5:30pm

$1,225 per person

A LA CARTE TICKETS

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Choose from an amazing selection of

Wine Tasting Seminars and The

Grand Tasting Gala evening event.

Details on each event are noted below.

Choose a festival package at the Ritz-Carlton maui, Kapalua

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua Festival Package

Thursday, June 6th

Passholders & VIP Aloha Winemaker Reception

Passholders & Invitation only
4:30 pm – 6 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Anuenue Room

Rodney Strong Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

5:30 pm | The Plantation House Restaurant

This is a book and pay direct event: (206) 604-9985 | matthew@theplantationhouse.com

FRIday, June 7th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Napa Valley Farming Focus:
Oakville and the Two Mountains

11 am-12:30 pm  |  The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom  |  $150

For many years the Oakville AVA and surrounding area has been regarded as an ultimate source for the finest quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Taste great wines from Valley Floor vineyards in Oakville and Higher Elevation vineyards from the mountains on each side – Pritchard Hill to the East and Mt. Veeder to the West.  Learn how fruit grown at different elevations creates nuances and diversity in these super high-quality wines.  Hear from three expert winemakers about how they farm and craft their wines to get the very best from these amazing sites and see how the intricacies of growing in these locations’ different conditions impact the final product.

Moderators:  Master Sommeliers Michael Jordan and Patrick Okubo

Featured Panelists:

Suzanne Groth – Groth Vineyards & Winery
• David Long – David Arthur Vineyards
• Stephanie Pope – Hess Persson Estates

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2023

“Pigs & Pinot Hawaiian Style”
Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstration Luncheon

1 pm-3 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom |  $225

Celebrity Chef and Hotelier Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot in Healdsburg is one of the most popular charity wine events in the country. Chef Charlie will give it a Hawaiian twist at this luncheon  with signature dishes and wine pairings from the event’s famous Pinot Cup wineries with “Brotherhood of Pinot” rockstars Mike Sullivan of Benovia and Dan Kosta of Convene Winery. Come “Let’s grind, hang out and talk story” with these longtime friends and industry legends!

Featured Panelists:

• Mike Sullivan – Benovia Winery
• Dan Kosta – Convene Winery

MENU

Menu:

  • Grilled hearts of palm and orange salad with avocado, crispy prosciutto bits – pineapple and Champagne vinaigrette
  • Kaua‘i prawn “Poisson Cru” – coconut milk and calamansi, lap cheong sausages, ogo seaweed and ikura. Maringa leaves
  • Kaunamona Farm pork and fennel pasta, Hawaiian chili, Surfing Goat Dairy cheese
  • Pork cutlet “Katsu” with ulu (breadfruit) frites, shiso chimichurri
  • Fresh cut Maui Gold Pineapple to share
Chef Charlie Palmer

Iconic Paso Robles Cabs Tasting

5 pm & 6 pm – two seatings | Montage Kapalua Bay – Cliff House

This is a book and pay direct event: (808) 662–6627.

The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua outdoor dinner

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
Signature Winemaker Dinner

6:00 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ulana Lawn  | $395++ per person
(seating is very limited)

In a beautiful outdoor setting, an intimate six-course dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Charlie Palmer, Maneet Chauhan of Food Network’s “Chopped,” and Zach Laidlaw of Hua Momona Farms and FOX’s “Next Level Chef,” along with The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua’s Executive Chef George Vanyi and Pastry Chef Erin Howard.

The top wineries and winemakers from the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will be at this special dinner, including David Long/David Arthur Vineyards; Michael Kennedy/SOM; Dan Kosta/DK Grail; Austin Hope/Hope Family Wines; Josh Orr, MS/Chateau Musar; and Hélène Seillan/Vérité. The event will open with an elegant champagne reception with Petrossian caviar bumps and hors d’oeuvres.

Complimentary Valet Parking | Ages 21+ only 

This is a book direct event: (808) 665-7089

The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua outdoor dinner

SATURDAY, June 8th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Regional Focus: The Paso Robles Cab Collective

11 am-12:30 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom  |  $150

The Paso Robles CAB Collective is a non-profit Consorzio of Paso Robles finest wineries. Sample many of the finest and most delicious wines from longtime family vineyards in this creative and diverse emerging wine region.

Moderators:  Master Sommeliers Michael Jordan and Patrick Okubo

Featured Panelists:

• Austin Hope – Hope Family Wines
• Doug Filipponi – Ancient Peaks Winery
• Neb Lukic – DAOU Vineyards

 

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2022

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Global Wine Focus: Drink International!

2 pm-3:30 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom  |  $150

Delve into classic international wines imported by Broadbent Selections.  Experience vintages from both ancient and newer regions that are currently creating buzz in the industry. Featuring the owner/winemakers from Bava, Piemonte, Italy and Spy Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand!  Panelist and Master Sommelier Josh Orr will have special treats from Lebanon’s highly acclaimed Chateau Musar!

Moderator: Master Sommelier Chris Ramelb

Featured Panelists:

• Emily Gaspard-Clark – Spy Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
• Giorgio Bava – Bava – Piedmont, Italy
• Josh Orr, MS – Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

The Grand Tasting Gala

Sponsored by
Southwest Airlines

6 pm-9 pm | Aloha Garden Pavilion – The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua  $335

5:30pm Pre-event Early Entry for Festival Passholders & Invited Guests

Maui’s most beloved event! Set against the stunning backdrop and ‘Canoe Hale’ ambiance of The Aloha Garden Pavilion a limited number of guests sip a selection of premium and hard-to-find wines from around the globe, handcrafted cocktails and mocktails. The culinary artists of the Kapalua Resort restaurants host some of Lahaina’s most beloved chefs and restaurants in a tribute to our Lahaina town. Enjoy this walk-around tasting format highlighted by specialty purveyors and guests like Petrossian Caviar. Live music caps off the evening’s festivities with Jason Arcilla, a 2023 Fall contestant on The Voice.

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2023

Participating Kapalua Resort & Maui Restaurants:

  • Balai Pata
  • Banyan Tree
  • Duke’s Beach House
  • Honolua Store
  • Hua Momona Farms
  • Japengo
  • Mala Ocean Tavern/Duckine
  • Merriman’s Kapalua 
  • Montage Kapalua Bay
  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Taverna
  • The Plantation House
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar

Special Guests:

  • Chef Tom Bellec of Charlie Palmer’s Appellation Hotel group
  • Petrossian Caviar and a selection of their world-famous caviars from France’s House of Petrossian
  • Maui Gold Pineapple Company sweetest pineapple samplings
  • Surfing Goat Dairy and its portfolio of handcrafted goat cheeses and specialty chocolates

In addition to premium wines guests can enjoy:

  • Hand-crafted cocktails by House of Suntory, Makers Mark and OTR
  • Kohola Brewery handcrafted beers
  • Non-alcoholic “Mocktails” by Seedlip

Sponsor Wineries:

  • Ancient Peaks
  • DAOU
  • Hope Family Wines
  • Justin Vineyards
  • Grace Under Pressure Champagne portfolio

Featured Wineries: 

  • Boisset Collection
  • David Arthur Vineyards
  • Groth
  • Hertelendy
  • Rodney Strong Vineyards
  • Linne Calodo
  • Sinegal Estates
  • The Vineyard House

And many more of the wine world’s most beloved brands

SUNday, June 9th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar

Special Club Champagne & Petrossian Caviar

10 am-11:30 am | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom  |  $150

The best way to start a Sunday morning in Kapalua!
 
Caviar Expert Christopher Klapp will share tastes of exclusive and rare caviar from the world-famous Petrossian label.  Expertly paired with Special Club Champagne Wines from Sommelier and Grace Under Pressure Champagne Importer Christine Mercnik.
 
Special Club is the Highest Classification of “Grower Champagne.”  Small independent grower producers are making the most exciting and sought after wines in Champagne today. They may only be made in outstanding years.
 
Moderators:  Master Sommeliers Chris Ramelb and Patrick Okubo

Featured Panelists:

• Christopher Klapp – Petrossian Caviar
• Christine Mercnik – Grace Under Pressure Champagnes

 

Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan Cooking Demonstration
Luncheon & Wine Tasting

12 pm-2 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua – Ballroom  |  $225

Celebrity Chef phenom Maneet Chauhan – two-time champion of Food Network’s  Tournament of Champions, and many more culinary shows including “Chopped” – will showcase cuisine from her popular restaurants in Nashville and Orlando. Join Maneet in a lively, fun and delicious four-course luncheon paired with the wines from of Jean-Charles Boisset Collection.  Buena Vista’s Vice President of Winemaking Brian Maloney will be on hand to discuss the wine pairings.

Moderators:  Master Sommeliers Michael Jordan and Patrick Okubo

Featured Panelists:

Brian Maloney – Boisset America

MENU

Menu:

  • First course – Tuna pineapple dahi sev puri, semolina puff, tuna pineapple seviche, créme rraiche, caviar
  • Second Course – Patraini maachali, steamed mint cilantro curry leaf wrapped in banana leak, spam pulao, sabudana papadum
  • Third Course – Goat meatball tikka masala, jackfruit biryani, papaya mint slaw
  • Fresh cut Maui Gold Pineapple – to share

All events, prices, personalities, performances, menus, wines, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. Must be age 21 and older to attend all events. Must bring valid ID. Tickets to the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival are not tax deductible. Kapalua Wine & Food Festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.

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