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.




  • 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

(*Through 3/31/24; based on availability. Regular Price: $1,225 starting 4/1/24)



Choose from an amazing selection of

Wine Tasting Seminars and The

Grand Tasting Gala evening event.

Details on each event are noted below.

Thursday, June 6th

Passholders & VIP Aloha Winemaker Reception

Passholders & Invitation only
4:30 pm – 6 pm |  Hua Momona Farms

FRIday, June 7th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Altitude Matters! High Elevation Farming Focus

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

Taste amazing wines from high elevation vineyards sourced in Napa and Sonoma and learn how mountain fruit grown at high elevations creates wines very different from those grown on valley floor. Hear from three expert winemakers about how they craft their wines from this intensely concentrated high mountain fruit and learn the intricacies of growing in these regions and conditions.
Moderated by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan

Featured Panelists:

• David Arthur – David Arthur Vineyards
• Stephanie Pope – Hess Persson

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2023

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Broadbent’s Greatest European Favorites – International Focus

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

Michael Broadbent has been importing Fine Wines from the greatest vineyards in Europe for many years. A special selection from three of Broadbent’s premium partners featuring the winemakers and Master Sommeliers Josh Orr and Patrick Okubo.

SATURDAY, June 8th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar
Paso Robles Cab Collective – Regional Focus

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. You will enjoy many of the finest and most delicious wines from longtime family vineyards in this creative and diverse emerging wine region.

Featured Panelists:

• Maeve Pesquera – Dauo Winery
• Austin Hope – Austin Hope
• Doug Filipponi – Ancient Peaks


Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2022

“Pigs & Pinot Hawaiian Style“ Winemaker Seminar
& Cooking Demonstration Luncheon

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

Pigs & Pinot is one of the most popular wine events in the country hosted by Celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer. Chef Charlie gives it a Hawaiian twist at our event with signature dishes and wine pairings from the event’s Pinot Cup winners Mike Sullivan of Benovia and Dan Kosta of DK Wine Group. Come “hang out and talk story” with these longtime friends and industry legends!

Featured Panelists:

• Mike Sullivan – Benovia Winery
• Dan Kosta – DK Wines

Chef Charlie Palmer

Grand Tasting Gala

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

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

$295 Special Pricing while available until March 31, 2024!

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

SUNday, June 9th

Interactive Wine Tasting Seminar

Champagne & Caviar Special Club

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

Petrossian Caviar Expert Christopher Klapp will share tastes of exclusive and rare caviar from the world-famous Petrossian label.  Expertly paired with Champagne Special Club Wines from our expert 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. The best way to start a Sunday morning in Kapalua!

PLEASE NOTE: this panel sells out very quickly!

Featured Panelists:

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


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, from Food Network’s “CHOPPED, Tournament of Champions” and more, showcases cuisine from her four popular restaurants in Nashville. Join Maneet in a lively and delicious four-course Luncheon paired with the wines of Jean-Charles Boisset from Buena Vista Winery in Carneros, Mommessin and Domaine Blanc de Cru Vougeot in Burgundy. Buena Vista Winemaker Brian Maloney will be on hand to discuss the wine pairings.

Featured Panelists:

Brian Maloney – Buena Vista

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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