Congratulations to Central Coast wineries Anthill Farm Wineries, Brewer-Clifton, Costa de Oro and Patz & Hall, whose pinot noirs will be featured when Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea hosts four top vintners for a weekend of weekend of palate-satisfying events June 7-9 at Maui’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star resort.
This three-day event will include seminars hosted by Master Sommeliers Roberto Viernes and Chuck Furuya, with open format tastings of two wines from each winemaker each session; exclusive wine-pairing dinners, each featuring one winery held at each of the resort’s award-winning restaurants.
Guests can also take part in the Saturday golf tournament at the Emerald Course followed by lunch at Gannon’s–a Pacific view restaurant. The tournament will honor the Kimberly Project, a vineyard planted in honor of Vintner Greg Brewer’s cousin, who lost her life at a young age. All proceeds from the vineyard’s production each year—and from tournaments like this one—benefit the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center of Santa Barbara County.
The event culminates in a gala oceanfront wine dinner created by the resort’s Master Executive Chef Roger Stettler, featuring 32 specially-selected pinot noirs and eight Chardonnays. Local “farm to table” cuisine takes center stage with Maui local produce being displayed and personally presented by area farmers who will talk about their products and farming methods.
Fishermen will display and talk about their ‘fresh catches’ and the process of quickly going from sea to table.
“We are pleased to offer guests—wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike–the opportunity to meet with and learn from four of California’s premier winemakers about the heritage, traditions and production of many acclaimed Pinots and Chardonnays,” says Mark Simon, marketing director, Four Seasons Resort Maui. “We were also touched by how this close-knit group of winemakers has come together around the Kimberly Project; we’re pleased to support this very worthy cause.”