Entering its 36th year, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival proudly touts itself as the longest running food and wine festival in the U.S. The event brings the best in food and viticulture to the western shores of Maui for an exciting weekend of golf tournaments, wine tasting, cooking demos and delicious cuisine.
Hand-selected winemakers and chefs feature their highest quality reserved products. Maui’s top restaurants will compete for Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s coveted “Best of the Fest” award. And panelists will educate attendees on wine selection and varietals.
If you’re a sommelier, wine connoisseur, or just someone who loves great food, you’d be remiss not to make Kapalua Wine & Food Festival this year. Here’s your full guide to the festival.
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Dates & Location
Kapalua celebrates its 36th annual Wine & Food Festival June 8-11, 2017 at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort on Maui.
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Tickets
Festival tickets are sold either by event or as a 4-day pass. Ticket prices range from $100-$195 for individual events. Golf tournament tickets are sold separately for $255 each.
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Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Events
The festival kicks off on Thursday with a master class on Deductive Wine Tasting followed by a trade show and product sampling. The golf tournament takes place on Friday morning just before a series of wine seminars and The Grand Tasting, where wines are paired with gastronomic selections from Maui’s finest restaurants. Saturday features a mix of cooking demos and panel discussions. The weekend concludes Sunday with the Seafood Festival and “Best of the Fest” culinary competition.
Getting to Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
The best way to get around Maui is by car. Uber and Lyft both offer services on the island, or you can rent a car with the festival’s official car rental company Avis. If you’re flying in for the festival, take advantage of a 5% discount for any Alaskan Airline flight to Maui by using the code ECMX621.