Mauna Kea wine fest on tap

KOHALA -- Mauna Kea Resort will hold its eighth annual Winter Wine Escape Nov. 11 to 13. The three-day festival will include wine tastings, seminars and dinners.

Prices range from $20 to $150 for each of the 10 events planned for the festival.

In addition to Hawaii chefs, guest chefs participating will include Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, San Francisco; Rene Bajeux of the Windsor Hotel's Grille Room in New Orleans, and Steven Ciappetti of Mango Restaurant in Chicago. Steven Olson, a wine connoisseur and co-host of "Quench" on the Television Food Network, will be master of ceremonies.

The package, which costs $325 a night, double, with a minimum three-night stay, features two tickets to the prelude event, two tickets to the finale, daily buffet breakfasts for two and accommodations at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel or Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

Mauna Kea Resort
Phone: (800) 882-6060

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