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20th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
July 5 - 8, 2001


Thursday, July 5Friday, July 6Saturday, July 7Sunday, July 8

Thursday, July 5

Welcome Reception - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(VIPs, Participants, Media and 4-day attendees)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Beach House Lawn

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Friday, July 6

Golf Tournament - 8 a.m.
Village Golf Course
(Open only to 4-day ticket holders)

Complimentary Tennis Clinic - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(Open only to 4-day ticket holders)

Complimentary Golf Clinic - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(Open only to 4-day ticket holders)

The Grand Tasting - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Kapalua Bay Hotel Point
Showcasing one to two world-class wines from each of our featured wineries. In consultation with Master Sommelier Andrea Immer and the wineries, participating chefs will create hors d'oeuvres specifically matched to the featured wines.

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Saturday, July 7

Welcome Remarks - 10 a.m.
Kapalua Bay Hotel Ballroom

"First Families of California Cabernet" - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kapalua Bay Hotel Ballroom
World-class Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the top family-owned estates. The objective is to explore and celebrate the styles, grape sources and p
eople behind these great wines.

Rhine, Rhone and 'Rim - 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The Kapalua Bay Hotel Ballroom
Rhine-style and Rhone-style wines paired with Pacific Rim cuisine. The Rhone represents warm climates - think full-bodied, ripe, spicy/exotic - while the Rhine represents cool climates - think lighter in style, aromatic, delicate - two very different styles that yield distinct wines longing for similarly complex food. We'll OD on awesome flavors!

Kapalua Wine Tour - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Samplings will be conducted on a drop-by basis at the following locations around the resort:

  • Tennis Garden
  • Kapalua Bay Hotel - Cliff House
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Fleming's on the Greens Patio
  • Kapalua Shops
"Kapalua Cook-off " - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Aloha Garden Pavilion
Executive Chef Stephen Marshall hosts world-class chefs from around the globe in a timed "cook-off" featuring the freshest foods from local purveyors.

"ABC" and Winemakers Dinners - 6 p.m.
Two distinct dinner themes. Two ways to food & wine heaven.
"ABC Dinner" - Anything But Chardonnay & Cabernet. While any wine lover will always remain a fan of the benchmark wines made from Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon, our host Andrea Immer will take us down the road (a lot) less traveled.

Winemakers Dinners - Cutting edge chefs from Kapalua's award-winning restaurants paired with world-renowned winemakers.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar - ABC dinner - (808) 669-6286

  • Fleming's on the Greens - ABC Dinner - (808) 665-1000
  • Kapalua Bay Hotel, The Bay Club - Joseph Phelps - (808) 669-8008
  • The Ritz-Carlton Anuenue Room - A progressive dinner featuring Beaulieu Vineyards, M. Chapoutier & Williams Selyem - (808) 669-6200
  • Jameson's Grill & Bar - "Napa Superstars" featuring Duckhorn Vineyards, Miner and Plumpjack- (808) 669-5653
  • The Plantation House Restaurant - The Italian wines of Marchesi de Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi - (808) 669-6299

Winemakers dinners are purchased separately from festival events. Contact restaurants directly for reservations.

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Sunday, July 8

"Old World/New World, Secret Weapons of Sommeliers" - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ballroom
A blind tasting of truly world-class examples of the major grape varieties (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) will bring all your senses to bear, but especially your sense of adventure. Master Sommelier Andrea Immer challenges tasters to explore the style differences between Old World wines from classic regions, and their New World counterparts.

American Cheese with Wine - 12 noon - 2 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ballroom
Which came first? The milk or the grape? See how two of the most historically popular foods & beverages continue to make the perfect pairing. We explore red, white and sweet wines with superb cheeses from American family farms.

Kapalua Wine Tour - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Samplings will be conducted on a drop-by basis at the following locations around the resort:

  • Kapalua Bay Hotel - Cliff House
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Tennis Garden
  • Fleming's on the Greens Patio
  • The Plantation Course Clubhouse

The Kapalua Seafood Festival - 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Aloha Garden Pavilion
Kapalua's chefs host several of Hawaii's top chefs in a feast for the senses. The bounty of the Pacific is complimented by the wine selections of host Andrea Immer.

Featured Chefs include:

  • Bev Gannon - Haliimaile General Store
  • Christian Chemin - Jameson's Grill & Bar
  • Martina Hildorfer - Kapalua Bay Hotel
  • James McDonald - Pacifico, I'o
  • Alex Stanislaw - The Plantation House
  • Stephan Marshall -The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Mark Shimer - Roy's
  • D.K. Kodama -Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
  • Shawn Haddon -Fleming's on the Greens at Kapalua
  • Neil Nakasone - Alan Wong's
  • Christian Jorgensen -Tropica
  • Ben Takahashi - Seasons
  • Denise Watanabe - Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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