Hawaiian Airlines Presents On Cloud Wine

Event Date:

November 4, 2022

Event Time:

6:00-9:00 P.M.


Hawaii Convention Center

Travel the world of wine without ever leaving Oahu at this oenophile’s dream presented by our friends in the sky at Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s annual wine-centric event at the Hawaii Convention Center is the ultimate grand tasting experience for connoisseurs and gastronomes alike, featuring 20 acclaimed winemakers paired with 20 world-renowned top chefs. Meet wine professionals from around the world and uncork insider knowledge as you taste the great vintages from their cellars. Indulge in delicious plates featuring local ingredients from some of your favorite celebrity chefs. And, if vino isn’t your go-to, we’ll have craft cocktails from master mixologists and a selection of beers to fill your glass! Plus, all attendees will receive a commemorative Hawaii Food & Wine Festival etched Riedel wine glass to sip and swirl.

Get early access to explore more than 40 stations with a Priority Access ticket that gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M., an hour before General Admission attendees. Or, upgrade to VIP which includes early entry access and a reserved seat in our VIP lounge, equipped with a special raw bar by Chef Roy Yamaguchi, charcuterie and cheese station curated by The Cheese Shop’s Kent Torrey and champagne bar. Reserve a VIP table of ten (10 tickets) to secure an entire table for your group.


Kakoo Oiwi’s workday will be in the loi (taro patch) and consist of weeding/clearing the loi, clearing the auwai system (water channels) and hehihehi i ka loi (repeatedly stepping on leaves and vegetation within the loi to infuse nutrients back into it). Volunteers will learn about the restoration of the Heeia wetlands through Hawaiian agriculture & natural resource management. Volunteers should be comfortable with getting dirty and getting in the mud.

Paepae o Heeia relies heavily on a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer base to get much of the restoration and rehabilitation work completed at Heeia Fishpond. The work is physically rigorous but very rewarding. Tasks may include moving rock and coral, filling buckets, hauling floating barges through the water, cutting/pulling out invasive mangrove, invasive limu (seaweed) removal, trash pickup, and reconstruction of the kuapa (fishpond wall). Volunteers should be able to lift at least a 20 lb. bag of rice!

At Papahana Kuaola, guests will have the opportunity to engage in a work project on the farm at Papahana Kuaola. The focus of the day will be working around kalo, or taro—prepping, weeding and/or harvesting kalo in the dryland and wetland gardens. Through this hands-on approach, volunteers are exposed to ideas of sustainability and Hawaiian practices of malama aina.

Malama Aina experiences are limited and are available only to ticket purchasers of this event. More information will be sent once tickets are purchased.


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival resort partners are offering special room rates for #HFWF22 attendees. Click HERE to explore and book.
Reservations and room rates are subject to availability.

November 4, 2022

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center

Attire: Resort Casual

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If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the Hawaii Ag & Culinary Fund.



  • Ticket includes all food and drinks at event, and inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuity
  • No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, will be admitted to Festival events, unless noted otherwise
  • All sales are final. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice
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Updated September 16, 2021
The safety of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. In accordance with ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach’s Health & Safety policies, ALL employees, guests and patrons – including HFWF21 attendees – will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Ticket holders will receive instructions on how to submit documentation and further information on health and safety measures can be found on our FAQ page, or by contacting info@hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

By attending HFWF21:

  • You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all HFWF Health & Safety Protocols once determined by government mandate at time of HFWF21, including but not limited to face mask requirements, health screening and questionnaire, proof of negative COVID-19 test or vaccine card
  • You (and all ticketed attendees) acknowledge that by attending HFWF21, you will be subject to HFWF Health & Safety Protocols. HFWF reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the Twelfth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival benefit the Festival which supports the agricultural, culinary and hospitality industries in Hawaii.

To make a donation, please click HERE.



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