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Kapalua Wine & Food Festival an international tribute to premier wines and culinary delights

By Staff | May 23, 2019

One of Maui’s signature events, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival showcases the finest wines and celebrity chefs from around the globe, along with Maui’s own culinary superstars. PHOTO BY TONY NOVAK.

KAPALUA – Tickets are selling fast for the upcoming 38th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, which returns to Kapalua Resort on June 7-9, 2019.

Highlights of the weekend include interactive wine tasting seminars.

Regional-focused seminars include Sta. Rita Hills and Petaluma Gap.

Varietal-focused seminars include Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical and Grenache.

“Wine World of Sports” will explore sports stars who became winemakers.

Celebrity cooking demonstrations and tasting luncheons will feature Iron Chef Mark Tarbell and Chef Slade Rushing of the iconic restaurant Brennan’s in New Orleans.

James Beard Award-winning Chef Stephen Stryjewski headlines the “Night in NOLA” winemaker dinner on Saturday with his take on Creole classics paired with premium wines – all to benefit Maui Food Bank.

Come dressed to impress in your best “Whites” at The Grand Tasting White Party, sponsored by Hawaii.com, held on the grounds of Montage Kapalua Bay, and don’t miss the finale evening Maui Mardi Gras Seafood Festival sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

The event showcasing the culinary delights of Maui’s top restaurants will feature the local favorite band Nuff Sedd.

Sponsors for the 2019 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival include The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Montage Kapalua Bay; Troon Golf/Kapalua; Maui Visitors Bureau; County of Maui; Hawaii.com; Southwest Airlines; FIJI; Bacardi; and Patron.

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