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The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Announces Discounted Room Rates for Winemaker's Dinner

Publish Date: 20-Nov-2012

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Executive Chef Tylun Pang of the award-winning Kō restaurant has teamed up with Kistler Vineyards and Laurent-Perrier Champagne to offer an “East Meets West” culinary experience for the first annual Wailea Wine and Food Festival. The six-course winemaker’s dinner will be held under the stars at The Fairmont Kea Lani’s Royal Fountain Terrace on December 7, 2012 at 7:00pm. The exclusive event will include a champagne reception, live music from Maui harpist Kristine Snyder, and the opportunity to interact with visiting representatives from Kistler Vineyards and Laurent-Perrier. Discounted rates on one-bedroom suites at the luxurious Fairmont Kea Lani resort will be available on the night of the event through a special online package.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with Kistler Vineyards and Laurent-Perrier Champagne to create a one-of-a-kind dinner for the Wailea Wine and Food Festival,” says Executive Chef Tylun Pang. “We’re confident that the food, wine and ambiance will make for a very memorable evening.”

Kistler Vineyards, which was founded in 1978 by the Kistler family, is a small privately owned and operated winery dedicated to the vinification of world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winemakers use old world Burgundian techniques and apply them to new world vineyards to make some of the most well known wine in Northern California. Master of Wine and Director of Sales for Kistler, Geoff Labitzke, will be available during the dinner to provide information about the wine and discuss the selections.

The Kistler Chardonnay and Pinot Noir will pair seamlessly with Pang’s Asian-inspired menu that will utilize ingredients sourced throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Highlights will include the He’eia Samoan Crab, Wok Seared Kona Kampachi and Pulehu Maui Cattle Beef Tenderloin. The evening will conclude with a Hibiscus Tea Poached Asian Pear dessert from The Fairmont Kea Lani’s pastry kitchen.

Advanced Sommelier Kim Beto will be attending the dinner from Laurent-Perrier, a champagne house located in the village of Tours-sur-Marne France that has been creating unique champagnes for over 200 years. The company excels at creative winemaking, resulting in a range of champagnes, recognized for their style, flavor, and consistency in quality.

Seats for the dinner are limited. Tickets are available at the festival website: Complimentary valet parking and a special gift to commemorate the event will be included. The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is currently offering its “Winemaker’s Dinner and Suite” package that includes accommodations in a spacious one-bedroom suite and seats for two at the exclusive dinner. Rates for the package start at $699.00. For more information, food and wine enthusiasts may visit and click on “Offers.”


Located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawaii’s only luxury oceanfront resort featuring spacious suites and villas.  This distinctive hotel encompasses 22 acres of tropical landscape and offers authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and warm and personal service which portray the essence of aloha.  A luxurious haven in one of the most scenic places on earth, the resort rests gracefully on Polo Beach, situated on the sunny southwest shores of Maui.

Situated on Maui’s premiere sunny southwestern coastline, Wailea Resort spans the emerald slopes of Haleakala to the shores of the Pacific. A master planned community, Wailea Resort is home to five crescent shaped white sand beaches, world renowned golf and tennis courts, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy along with scenic coastal walking trails, shopping and award winning cuisine. The inaugural 2012 Wailea Wine and Food Festival is made possible by resort partners and sponsors.

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