Vita La Vino

Event Date:

Oct. 26, 2024

Event Time:

6:00 - 9:00 P.M.


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Saluti—raise your glass and toast to the timeless allure of wine! Experience the enchanting flavors and rich traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean at Vita La Vino, marking HFWF’s return to Kaanapali at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Join us at the beloved grand tasting to Mālama Maui and show your support.

Indulge in ten exquisite creations by renowned chefs and masters of Italian cuisine whose culinary artistry knows no bounds! You’ll savor the Mediterranean spirit in every dish where Hawaii’s farm-fresh ingredients take a starring role at this grand tasting experience. But the delights don’t stop there! Meet winemakers from across the globe, including Italy’s famed wine regions, as they showcase their finest vintages to complement the evening’s vibrant flavors. Plus, you’ll enjoy artful aperitivo inspired by the cocktail culture of the Italian coast! Don’t miss everyone’s favorite firework finale to light the nights sky. See below for more information:


  • Priority ticket gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M., an hour before General Admission attendees.
  • VIP includes early entry access at 5:00 P.M. and a reserved seat in our VIP lounge featuring three exclusive culinary delights! Reserve a VIP table of ten to secure an entire table for your group. VIP guests will enjoy:
    • Caviar tasting bar by Chef Cedric Vongerichten;
    • Truffle station by Chef Yoshikazu Kizu;
    • Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s signature raw bar—a feast from the sea featuring favorites like chutoro, Hamachi, uni, king crab, oysters and so much more.
  • Event is outdoors, resort casual attire.

October 26, 2024

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Attire: Resort Casual

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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is offering special room rates for HFWF attendees. Click HERE to book. Reservations and room rates are subject to availability.


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a program of the 501c(3) nonprofit organization, the Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance. All proceeds from the Fourteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival benefit local aina-based and community organizations which support culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.

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Charles Andres

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Michele Belotti

Michele Belotti

Belotti Ristorante e Bottega - Oakland, CA


Celestino Drago

Drago Centro - Los Angeles, CA

Yoshikazu Kizu

Yoshikazu Kizu

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - Kaanapali, Maui

Raphael Lunetta

Lunetta - Santa Monica, CA


Spike Mendelsohn

Santa Rosa Taqueria - Washington, D.C.

Zach Pollack

Alimento - Los Angeles, CA

Angela Tamura

Pèppoli Restaurant - Pebble Beach, CA

John Taube IV

Hau Tree, Kaimana Beach Hotel - Honolulu, HI

Marcel Vigneron

Lemon Grove at The Aster - Hollywood, CA

Cedric Vongerichten

Wayan & Ma·dé - New York, NY

Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi Group of Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

Sherry Yard

Bakery by the Yard - Manhattan Beach, CA

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