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25th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
"Silver Salute"
Celebrating 25 years of fine wine & food

Wine Tasting Seminars

July 6-9, 2006

Friday, July 7th

Silver Salute - 2:30 – 4:00 pm
(Included in 4-Day Pass)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Featuring three decades (1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s) of vintages from all-star producers.
Host Fred Dame leads this tasting along with panelists:

  • Marc Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery
  • Michael Martini of Louis M. Martini Winery
  • Ed Sbragia of Beringer Vineyards
  • Stephanie Putnam of Far Niente Winery
  • Donn Reisen of Ridge Vineyards

Saturday, July 8th

Master Sommelier 103 - 10:00 – 11:30 am
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
A fun and interactive tasting where guests learn to utilize the Master Sommelier tasting grid and compete to identify wines in this blind tasting led by Sommelier and wine consultant Geoff Kruth. Featuring
Master Sommeliers: Fred Dame, John Blazon, Larry Stone, Rob Bigelow.

Que Shiraz? Syrah? - 2:30 – 4:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Is it Shiraz or Syrah? Experience the rich, full-bodied flavors of
some of the finest up-and-comers of this varietal.
Featuring Master Sommelier Church Furuya and:
  • Simon Graves of Penfolds
  • Pax Mahle of Pax Wine Cellars
  • Justin Smith of Saxum Vineyards
  • Patrick Will of E. Guigal

Sunday, July 9th
French Finds - 2:30 – 4:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Ballroom
Taste the extraordinary, high quality wines from the French government’s wine establishment, the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. Very strict legislation guarantees superior quality of AOC wines.

Master Sommeliers & assigned AOC regions include:

  • Alsace: Shayne Bjornholm
  • Champagne: Robert Smith
  • Burgundy: Fred Dame, MS
  • Bordeaux: Rob Bigelow
  • Rhône: Larry Stone
  • Loire: John Blazon
  • Provence: Roberto Viernes

Menu items, wines and program subject to change.

For more information call toll-free 1-866-669-2440