Sponsored Edition: Wine and Breeze

Lei Chic

You had that dream again.

The one where you float from cloud to cloud devouring plates of succulent steak and watch the sun set with an amazing glass of cabernet.

Then you woke up starving and, naturally, all you could scrounge up was a bowl of Cheerios and old Chinese take-out. Talk about a wake-up call.

Time for a fantasy getaway you can actually sink your teeth into. At the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, you’ll enjoy not just one, but five amazing days of blissfully delicious bites and some of the best wines in the world on Maui’s breathtaking northwestern coast.

Lei ChicLearn all about the nuances of pinot from five of California’s finest vineyards at the Pinot Superstars Wine Seminar. Indulge in an array of sparking wines, decadent truffles and relaxing spa treatments at the Sparklers by the Spa Wine Tour. Then take a trip through Spain by sampling some of the country’s best wines, hand-picked by two Master Sommeliers.

And of course, there’s the food. You’ll swoon over a formal kaiseki dinner from Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar’s master sushi chef. Taste inspired creations made with local produce by Kapalua’s culinary stars at The Grand Tasting – Kapalua Style. Then make room for the grand finale, the Seafood Festival’s stunning assortment of fresh catch as prepared by 15 of Maui’s top chefs.

You’ll want to pinch yourself over the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s incredible four-night packages starting at $759, which includes a daily breakfast buffet, and two tickets to both the Grand Tasting and Seafood Festival, which are worth $560 alone.

So wake up and smell the rosé.

This is one (mid)summer night’s dream you won’t want to end.

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, June 7-10, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and other venues. Click here for a full schedule of events and ticket information. Kamaaina prices available.