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  • Writer's pictureTravis J. Vanden Heuvel

First Annual Four Seasons Maui Wine & Food Classic

Updated: Mar 2, 2019

Christian Navarro WAILEA, Hawaii, /PRNewswire/ –Four Seasons Resort, Maui, invites wine and food lovers to join world-class vintners, master sommeliers, and top chefs in Wailea this March 1-3, 2019. Developed in partnership with president and principal of globally-recognized Wally’s Wine & Spirits.

Four Seasons Maui Wine & Food Classic promises to deliver a weekend of events unlike any other.

The First Annual Four Seasons Maui Wine & Food Classic “This event is exciting and unique, as it brings wine and food lovers together with winery owners, winemakers, and winery dignitaries from around the world to spend three days together eating, drinking, and sharing paradise at Four Seasons Resort Maui, which has become one of the world’s leading wine destinations,” says Navarro, who has curated a list of nearly 30 preeminent wine producers.

Headliners include Dom Perignon, Krug, Opus One, Chateau Cos d’Estournel, Colgin, Harlan Estate, Biondi Santi, Maison Louis Jadot, Billecart-Salmon and many more. Acclaimed spirit producers Louis XIII and Casa Dragones will also join the weekend.

Celebrity guest chefs will be heading to Maui as well. Four Seasons Maui Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst will be joined by Michelin-starred chef Jason McLeod of CH Projects; Jason Fox of Michelin-starred Commonwealth; Top Chef star Jennifer Carroll of Spice Finch; Ryan Kluver of Wally’s Beverly Hills and Wally’s Santa Monica; and Peleg Miron of Spago Maui.

Event Schedule: Masterclasses Friday, March 1, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Wine tastings feature lively discussion moderated by sommeliers, rare vintages, and sunset views. Guests choose from one of the following: Brunello Di Montalcino Legend Biondi Santi Napa Valley Superstars featuring The Mascot, Realm, Dana Estates, Sinegal Estate, and Opus One Louis Roederer Champagne & Roederer Estate: France vs. California A Discovery of Pinot Noir featuring Williams Selyem, Kistler, Peter Michael, Joseph Drouhin, and Maison Louis Jadot Louis XIII Cognac

Elite Wine Dinners Friday, March 1, 7 p.m. Intimate under-the-stars dinners feature one of the top wineries in the world and a visiting celebrity chef. Following dinner, guests will enjoy access to an exclusive After Party at the resort’s famed Serenity Pool featuring spectacular desserts by Four Seasons Maui Executive Pastry Chef Bruce Trouyet and Casa Dragones after-dinner cocktails crafted by the Resort’s Master Mixologist, Ben Yabrow. Guests choose from one of the following: Colgin Dinner featuring Chef Jennifer Carroll, hosted by Colgin owners Ann Colgin and Joe Wender Harlan Estate Dinner featuring Chef Jason Fox, hosted by Harlan Estate director Don Weaver Pio Cesare Dinner featuring Chef Jason McLeod, hosted by Pio Cesare seventh-generation winemaker Pio Boffa.

Marciano Estate Dinner featuring Chef Ryan Kluver, hosted by Marciano Estate owner Maurice Marciano and winemaker Morgan Maureze Chateau Cos d’Estournel. Dinner featuring Chef Peleg Miron, hosted by Chateau Cos d’Estournel brand director Etienne Nantes.

Glassology Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Resort Manager Martin Dell conducts a Riedel-certified glass tasting experience, leading guests through a hands-on experience where they discover how glass shape, density and size effects taste. 200th Anniversary Celebration with Champagne Billecart-Salmon Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Guests will enjoy eight cuvees, including rare vintages, at family-owned champagne house Billecart-Salmon’s 200th anniversary set in the Resort’s palatial Presidential Maile Suite.

Oceanfront Gala Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Twenty-seven world-renowned wine producers, Casa Dragones luxury artisanal tequila, and innovative fresh local cuisine from Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst and all celebrity guest chefs will delight guests at the grand tasting event set on the Resort’s stunning Ocean Front Lawn. Guests will mix and mingle with visiting vintners and master sommeliers, as well as the Resort’s robust staff of over 20 sommeliers.

Brunch & Bubbles Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The weekend concludes with a lavish brunch featuring the best Champagne houses in the world and Italy’s top Prosecco producer, Bisol. Champagne producers include Dom Perignon, Krug, Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, and Billecart-Salmon.

The Resort invites guests to experience the entire schedule with tickets for two to all events and four nights in luxury room accommodations by reserving the Wine & Food Classic package. A la carte tickets are available through the Concierge. Guests must be age 21 years or older to attend all events. For reservations, tickets, or inquiries, call (808) 874-8000 or visit

About Wally’s: Since 1968, Wally’s has been a landmark in the world of fine wine. Wally’s has continued to trailblaze the wine and culinary scene with Wally’s Beverly Hills and Wally’s Santa Monica, a unique retail and restaurant experience combining an unrivaled selection of wine & spirits, delicious food, and first class service.

About Four Seasons Resort Maui: Maui’s first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities and for living in harmony with its environment and community. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Famer, the resort in Maui is also home to one of the nation’s top-rated spas committed to wellness.

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Maui, Hawaii 1 (808) 874-8000 Location along the golden crescent of Wailea Beach.

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