Beringer Vinyards & Chateau St. Jean Winery : Elisa Smithers

Elisa Smithers is the Hawaii State Manager for Treasury Wine Estates.  Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a unique global wine company with a leading international portfolio of new world wines.  TWE’s portfolio includes many renowned brands such as Beringer, Penfold’s, Chateau St. Jean, Lindeman’s, … [Read more...]

Costa de Oro Winery : Gary Burk

While born into a farming family, Gary fell in love with music at an early age. After earning a degree in business from Cal Poly, SLO, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a musician and songwriter. It was during his stay in LA that the Burk and Espinola families planted the 30-acre Gold … [Read more...]

Drew Family Cellars : Jason Drew

  Jason and Molly Drew started Drew Family Cellars in 2000 with a focus on cool climate Pinot Noir and Syrah.   In 2004, they purchased 26 acres on the edge of the coastal Mendocino Ridge AVA.   After building their boutique winery on this far coastal site, Jason planted 7 acres of Pinot … [Read more...]

Ferrari Carano Vineyards & Winery : James Selfridge

I have been in the wine business since 1971, working in a retail wine shop while going to college. My epiphany came when a French wine salesman visited my store. Silver haired, suave, driving a silver Jaguar, he inspired my career. I could work with something I enjoyed. After graduation, I got a job … [Read more...]

Justin Vineyards and Winery : Justin Baldwin

Former investment and international banker Justin Baldwin founded JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in 1981 when he purchased 160 acres west of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast and planted his estate vineyards. Since its inception, Justin has focused his efforts on producing world class … [Read more...]

Joseph Phelps Vineyards : Ashley Hepworth

Ashley joined Joseph Phelps in 1999 as a harvest intern and stayed on to become a laboratory technician and enologist. In 2004 she was named Associate Winemaker, working closely with Damian Parker overseeing day-to-day winemaking operations and in October of 2008 was promoted to Winemaker. Ashley … [Read more...]

Mantra Wines : Mike Kuimelis Jr.

Mike Kuimelis Jr. is the winemaker and founder of Mantra and Mobius Wines of Sonoma County. At the impressionable age of 10, during the first crush of his family's grapes, Mike met an enthusiastic winemaker and remembers thinking, "Now that's what I wanna do when I grow up!". He eventually ditched … [Read more...]

Maui Brewing Co. : Garret Marrero

Garrett Marrero is the Founder of Maui Brewing Co.  As Hawaii's largest craft brewery, Maui Brewing is known globally for its quality and innovation.  Maui Brewing Co. is fiercely committed to authentic Hawaiian production in that 100% of its products are brewed in Hawaii.  This passion for "local" … [Read more...]

Ocean Vodka : Shay Smith

Shay Smith is CEO of Ocean Vodka. Born and raised on Maui, Shay graduated from Seabury High School in 1995 and continued on to receive a Business Degree with a Specialization in Finance from Long Beach State University. Returning to Maui, he worked for his family's real estate development company … [Read more...]

Dessert Wines

Sweet by nature, dessert wines include famous late-harvest and fortified wines as well as delicate ice wines and wines made with grapes such as muscat. Their name professes an affinity for desserts, and these comple libations pair perfectly with Hawaii’s tropical fruits. Southern Wine & Spirits … [Read more...]

2014 Ka’anapali Fresh Wineries

Welcome to the Kā’anapali Fresh Wineries page for our 2014 event. Some of the wineries listed below will participate in the 2014 event. Please stay tuned for the “Fresh” list of wineries! … [Read more...]

Ka‘anapali Craft – A Marriage of Libations Spirited and Brewed

Two award-winning mixologists will entertain and educate as they build craft cocktails with Maui’s finest ingredients. Chandra Lucariello, director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i, will focus on the latest integration of craft beers into some of our favorite “go to” cocktails. … [Read more...]