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Enjoy an international tribute to premier wines and culinary delights at festival

By Staff | Feb 15, 2018

Tables are set for a seminar at Merriman’s during the 2017 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

KAPALUA – The 37th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 7-10, 2018 for a magical weekend on the shores of the Kapalua Resort. This annual “migration” brings together oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture.

Highlights of the weekend include interactive wine tasting seminars.

Regional-focused seminars will include Santa Maria Valley, and International Wines/Hungary, Italy and Romania. ?

Varietal-focused seminars will explore World Famous Pinot Noir and World Cabernet Franc. ?

With a historical focus, Scions of the Vine will highlight second and third generation winemakers. ?

Featured Celebrity Chefs Hubert Keller of the Food Network; Chef Nancy Silverton, chef and co-owner of several Italian-inspired restaurants in the Los Angeles area; and Chef Nancy Oakes, pioneer of haute American cuisine, will dazzle taste buds with their interactive cooking demonstrations paired with rare and hard-to-find wines.

Signature evening galas – The Grand Tasting, sponsored by Hawaii.com, and Seafood Festival, sponsored by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card and Mileage Program – will showcase the culinary delights of Maui’s top restaurants. ?

Host Master Sommelier Michael Jordan will lead the charge for the weekend festivities.

“The 37th annual festival is a tribute to international wines and foods and a celebration of this longest-running food and wine festival in the country. We have invited top winemakers and chefs from throughout the globe, and here on Maui, to feature their most revered vintages and dishes and share their love for food and wine,” he said.

To date, sponsors for the 2018 event include The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Montage Kapalua Bay; Troon Golf/Kapalua; Maui Visitors Bureau; County of Maui; Hawaii.com; Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card and Mileage Program; FIJI; Bacardi; and Crazy Shirts. ?

Tickets are on sale now with a limited number of early bird discounted four-day passes available through March 1 (Grand Tasting and Seafood Festival early bird through April 30).

For information on accommodations packages, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.