2012 Wailea Wine & Food Festival Schedule of Events

December 6 - 9, 2012
Here is a look at what was enjoyed at the 2012 Wailea Wine and Food Festival.

Wailea Wine and Food Festival Palms

Thursday, December 6, 2012

 VIP Opening Night Welcome Reception
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui – Palm Court
5:30-7:30 pm
Meet and mingle with the Festival Winemakers, Sommeliers and  Wailea Resort Culinary Artists. Sip and savor the flavors of an amazing selection of wines and Wailea’s Signature Pupu (appetizers) as we celebrate the opening of the Wailea Wine and Food Festival and introduce the inaugural Wailea Wine and Food Festival Artist. Music by the duo Kaniala Masoe & Steve Repollo.
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Wailea Wine and Food Festival Tasting

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wine Encounters*
Daytime Events at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Pinot Passion – A dazzling display of the most passionate Pinots, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

What’s New, Next & Trendy in California Wine – Learn from the Insiders what’s on the cutting edge of winemaking in heart of California, 1:30-3:00 pm

Friday Evening Winemaker Dinners
Intimate culinary experiences in Wailea

Grand Wailea

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wine Encounters*
Daytime Events at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

Escape to Italy in Eight Glasses – Experience La Dolce Vita as you take a trip throughout Italy on this one-of-a-kind wine journey, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Three Decades of Cabernet Vertical – A rare, not-to-be-missed sampling of 30 years from some of California’s most well respected and coveted wineries, 1:30-3:00 pm

Saturday Evening DaVine Experience
Grand Wailea – Oceanfront Reflections Pool Lawn, 5:30-8:30 pm
Embark on an unforgettable evening at our signature culinary event of the festival sampling sophisticated and whimsical culinary creations from our resort chefs made with Maui’s freshest ingredients and premium wine selections, over 60 to create your favorite pairing, from our Winemakers and Sommeliers. Enjoy all this with the sounds of SLAM with Jay Molina and Soul Congress with Clay Mortensen to fulfill you experience.
And you don't want to miss the silent auction of festival art from Maui's own talented artists, and other special items, all benefitting the Maui Culinary Academy.
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Wailea Wine and Food Festival Dinner

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wine Encounter*
Daytime Event at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

Wine & Cheese – The Perfect Pairing – Learn some techniques to perfect your own encounters, 10:30 am-12:00pm

Grillin’ and Chillin’ (Where there’s smoke, there’s Wine!)
Afternoon Event on the Oceanfront Lawn at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, 1:00-4:00 pm
It’s time to relax and unwind…the Wines are chillin’ and our chefs are grillin’! Take in breathtaking vistas of Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini while relaxing on the oceanfront lawn. Chill out under the shade trees with our sommeliers, settle down under an umbrella with the winemakers, or take a break at one of our picnic tables; enjoy the aroma of what’s cooking on our grills, and the beat of Hi-Groove with Brado and rockin' with Kawika Ortiz at our afternoon Barbeque.
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Sunday Evening Winemaker Dinners
Intimate culinary experiences at these Wailea Resort restaurants

* Wine Encounters are designed for the wine enthusiast; our unique style "seminar" tastings will ignite your imagination for the varietals as you delve into the history, cultures and science behind the many flavors with our winemakers and sommeliers.