For winos (and I mean that in the most flattering way), the Wailea Wine and Food Festival is like being a kid in a candy store -- a really nice candy store with bins overflowing with rare, expensive treats handcrafted with fanatical care. For wine lovers, this is a truly special experience. Some of the world’s most respected wine makers and master sommeliers came to play at the Wailea Wine and Food Festival. At these intimate wine sessions, not only did we get the opportunity to taste wines we haven’t even dreamed of yet, we got to actually shake hands with the person who made that wine and get inside their wine-knowledge-filled head. It also didn’t hurt that it looked like this outside... And that in between wine tastings you were chowing down on this...
More to come in Part 2!
Spoiler alert: we’ll travel on to some gorgeous Italian wines, explore a vertical tasting of Cab spanning three decades, and get at a taste of some wine & cheese pairings.
More from the Wailea Wine and Food Festival:
- Donald Patz (Patz & Hall)
- Gary Pisoni (Pisoni Winery)
- Greg Brewer (Brewer Clifton)
- Justin Willett (Tyler Winery)
- Dick Benjamin (Foxen Vineyard)
- Regina Martinelli (Martinelli Family Winery)
- Tim Meinken (Gordian Knot Winery)
- Megan Glaab (Ryme Cellars)
- Peter Heitz (Shypoke)
- Wells Guthrie (Copain Wine Cellars)
- Chrystal Clifton (Palmina)
- Pax Mahle (Wind Gap Wines)
- Mike Officer (Carlisle Winery)
- Armen Kachaturian (Ehlers Estate)