People living in or looking to move and buy a Maui home for sale can not only enjoy the crystal-clear ocean water, lush rainforests, water sports activities, and popular island attractions, but they can also look forward to the popular Kapalua Wine & Food Festival held every year in June.
42nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
Epicures rejoice! Held at the beautiful and award-winning Kapalua Resort, those with a gourmet pallet will enjoy a variety of world-class wineries and distilleries from around the world as well as an amazing selection of local and international delicacies. Wine tastings will be complemented by culinary experiences from some of Maui’s most talented chefs.
For the foodies, there are a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the day, including cooking classes, interactive demos, and wine-pairing dinners. A wide range of educational seminars are also available for those looking to explore the world of wine.
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Events
A summary list of event details from the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival official site.
Wine Tasting and Sansei Snacks
Join Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and winemaker James Ontiveros from Ranchos de Ontiveros to explore the intricate and delicate flavors of wine pairings.
Winemaker Dinner featuring Freemark Abbey Winery
Kristy Melton, the winemaker, is serving a selection of Freemark’s finest wines at a perfectly matched dinner by Chef Riko Bartolome.
Winemaker Dinner featuring “Winemaker of the Year” Greg Brewer
Greg Brewer from Brewer-Clifton Winery is collaborating with the culinary artists from Merriman’s Kapalua to host a small evening event. The event will include a 5-course dinner and will feature four specifically selected wines curated by Greg Brewer.
A Lifetime of Achievement Wine Tasting Seminar with Pierre Seillan
Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier, is hosting a kickoff tasting seminar to honor Pierre Seillan, who is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Jordan will showcase Seillan’s wineries, including Vérité, Anakota, Château Lassègue, and Tenuta di Arcanum located in Sonoma, Italy, and France.
Seillan is known for producing thirty different 100-point wines and is considered one of the most notable and modest figures in the wine world.
Broadbent Selections – European Wine Tour
Broadbent’s stunning international portfolio, featuring wines from France, Italy, and Great Britain, will be highlighted in the presence of esteemed international guest winemakers. The event will be hosted by the renowned Master Sommelier, Josh Orr.
Kapalua Signature Winemaker Dinner
The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is organizing a multi-course dinner with a selection of wines from renowned winemakers including Pierre Seillan of Vérité, Greg Brewer of Ex Post Facto, Jeff Stewart of Hartford Family, and Cleo Pahlmayer of Wayfarer.
California Dreamin’ – Interactive Tasting Seminar
Discover the fascinating stories of talented winemakers from some of California’s beloved regions. These wine industry Rock Stars showcase outstanding wines and historical insights from their respective wineries.
Grand Tasting Gala
The Grand Tasting has returned with a more exclusive format at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. A limited number of guests will have the opportunity to enjoy premium wines, cocktails by Beam Suntory, a selection of Kona Brewing Company beers, and entertainment by local favorite Nuff Sedd.
A Perfect Morning Pairing: Champagne & Caviar
Join for the “Champagne & Caviar” Tasting, where Caviar Petrossian Paris and Champagne Louis Roederer will provide you with the finest caviar expertly paired with some of the finest wines. The event will include a first tasting opportunity of the much-anticipated 2015 vintage of Cristal.
Taverna’s Executive Chef Roger Stettler will present several chef stations with a variety of brunch classics and new culinary creations. Each dish will have a specially chosen wine pairing from Justin Winery. Guests can also visit the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, featuring Beam Suntory spirits. It’s a great way to end the weekend’s festivities.
To make a reservation, please visit their official website.
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