Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Quick Facts
The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival is one of Hawaii’s premier events and draws crowds from all over the world. Hosted as an unforgettable weekend at the world renowned Kapalua Resort, the event is the longest running food and wine event in the USA!
Held annually, this foodie festival in Kapalua gathers all for the first great summer event of the year and will surely be packed on all 3 days.
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The festival is scheduled for Friday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th. A brief schedule of events includes:
- Friday, June 8th
- 7:00am-Festival Golf Tournament
- 12:30pm-Santa Maria Wine Tasting
- 3:00pm-New World Cabernet Franc Wine Tasting
- 6:00pm-Grand Tasting Wine Party
- Saturday, June 9th
- 11:00am-France, Italy, and Hungary Wine Tasting
- 1:00pm Nancy Silverton & Nancy Oakes Cooking Demo
- 3:30pm-Scions of Family Wineries
- Sunday, June 10th
- 11:00am-Champagne and Caviar Pairings
- 1:00pm-Huber Keller Cooking Demo
- 3:30pm-“World Famous” Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting
- 6:00pm-Seafood Festival
See a complete list: https://kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com/events-schedule/
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Over the Years
As the brain child of the Kapalua Wine Society in what I assume was concocted over a few bottles of wine, the Kapalua Wine Society first unveiled their big idea to the world in 1981 with the intent of educating and fostering an appreciation for fine wines and refined foods.
The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival has grown to such recognition that many come to see the products and talented chefs on display. The festival offers vendors the chance to showcase the local, national, and sometimes international products. Resort guests include a variety of demographics with local, national, and international representation all being in attendance.
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Through the festival’s evolution, it has gone under some major transformations and has now become a very well rounded event. The once one dimensional festival now includes a wealth of options with it most notably being geared towards a certain standard.
The weekend events have grown to incorporate cooking demonstrations, wine and food pairings, winemakers’ dinners, a golf tournament, tennis clinic, the Kapalua wine tour and two major evening galas.
Select Crowd at Kapalua
With an emphasis on curating an event toward a certain type, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival believes, as stated on their website:
“The Festival is also dedicated to obtaining the finest of wines and attracting proclaimed panelists. Attendance is purposely limited to approximately 3,500 guests throughout the four-day Festival in order to maintain the highest quality and attract only an affluent audience.
This distinction is achieved by hand-selecting the participating wineries and celebrity chefs and requiring them to showcase only their most reserved vintages and revered products.”
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