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Sure, there are festivals all over the state that feature great food and wine.

But there’s nothing like the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival on Maui.

In its 30th year, this four-day, world-class event is the longest-running and most prestigious festival of its kind in Hawaii. And this year was no exception.

Festival host — and master sommelier — Fred Dame brought together some of the world’s best winemakers, top master sommeliers and culinary masters for this weekend retreat of culinary exhibitions, interactive wine tastings and evenings of one-of-a-kind events, including last night’s Grand Tasting.

The cool thing about last night’s event was that each restaurant was paired with a local farm, promoting the island’s farm-to-table movement and showcasing the local ingredients used in the culinary creations featured.

Here’s what it looked like:

Fred Dame

Festival host and master sommelier Fred Dame

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Learn more about the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

3 comments
nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

brings back great feasting memories from when mchang allowed me to accompany her last yr. loved the evening grazings and the daytime wine seminars. hope u're having an amazing time :D

chant808
chant808

Oh yes, this was definitely the best thing to look at right after I woke up.... mmmm. So hungry now!

johngarcia
johngarcia moderator

Wow! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, Cat! :)