Not only is Kapalua Resort home to one of the most luxurious and prestigious Hawaii timeshare, Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, it is the host of the 36th annual Wine and Food Festival! If you are going to be on island enjoying your Hawaii timeshare anywhere on the island the weekend of June 9 – 11, 2017, you do not want to miss this popular annual event!

Maui’s most magical weekend returns once again to the shores of the famed Kapalua Resort. Come join enthusiasts of all “good life” events to sip, savor and share Maui’s most renowned cuisine and premium wines from around the world.

And the evening galas are not-to-be-missed! The Grand Tasting kicks off the evening Gala at Montage Kapalua Bay with premiere and hard-to-find vintages from around the globe. The stunning oceanfront location is the setting for epicurean delights crafted by the restaurants of the Kapalua Resort and friends.

Celebrity Cooking Demonstrations feature Chef Andrew Sutton of Disney’s Napa Rose and Iron Chef/TV personality Chef Cat Cora.

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Your Hawaii timeshare vacation will be even more memorable when you enjoy this celebration of epicurean excellence which presents the finest in food and wine and embraces all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui!

Following you will find a schedule of events:


7:00am – Festival Golf Tournament – The Bay Course, Kapalua – Advance registration required

12:30pm – 2pm – Merriman’s, Kapalua  – Regional Focus: New Oregon Wine Seminar & Tasting

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Regional Focus: “Cruising Highway 101” Paso Robles – Wine Seminar & Tasting – Road-trippin’ through Paso Robles and their eleven new AVA’s diversity of grapes, styles & fun!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Montage Kapalua Bay -The Grand Tasting – Kapalua Style – Premium wines are showcased with fabulous gastronomic indulgences from Kapalua Resort restaurants and friends. A walk-around tasting and evening under the stars; all on the oceanfront grounds of Montage Kapalua Bay.


11:00 am– 12:30 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Varietal Focus: Rising Rockstars of Pinot Noir – Wine Seminar & Tasting. This event features amazing Pinot Noir specialists, now building up and coming wineries in the heart of California’s Pinot Paradise. Pinot Heads Unite! Discover these great winemaker’s newest projects. This will be delicious!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Andrew Sutton. Chef Andrew Sutton of Disney’s Napa Rose prepares cuisine celebrating the bounty and heritage of California, inspired by the seacoast, farms and diverse flavors of the state.  Hosted by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and paired with exquisite wines.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Historic Focus: “Family Tree – Scions of the Vine”.                            This seminar honors the great legacies of historic family wineries. The tasting brings together second and third generation winemakers and their winemaker parents to share their history, secrets, great stories and some “killer” wines!


11:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Regional Focus: “Baja Mexican Magic” An Emerging Region with Five Valleys- Wine Seminar & Tasting. Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California wine country has been growing grapes and producing wine for many years! There are over 130 different Italian grape varieties alone, along with grapes from Spain, France and NO RULES!  Delicious wines made by artisan winemakers and an incredible emerging region, just waiting to be discovered. This is a must-see region!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. American professional chef and restaurateur best known for her featured role as an “Iron Chef” on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – Varietal Focus: Classic California Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Seminar & Tasting. A star-studded tasting featuring classic California wineries famous for producing stellar wines. This is a great study of sites and styles, texture and flavors from Napa Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in the Aloha Garden Pavilion you’ll find the Seafood Festival where Maui’s top restaurants showcase a seafood specialty and culinary creation in competition for Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s “Best of the Fest” award. In addition, there will be Island-style entertainment provided by Nuff Sedd.


Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation