Maui Food and Dining

Cane & Canoe Hosts Renowned Napa Winery

February 5, 2016, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated February 4, 11:01 PM
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Manuel Pires, Vintner and Owner of Gandona Winery in Napa, CA. Courtesy photo.

Manuel Pires, Vintner and Owner of Gandona Winery in Napa, CA. Courtesy photo.

Montage Kapalua Bay will present Gandona Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the resort’s signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe.

Manuel Pires, proprietor of Gandona Winery, will feature renowned wines from his esteemed hillside property in Napa Valley. Crafted by one of Napa’s most highly regarded winemakers, Philippe Melka (also named one of the top nine wine consultants in the world by Robert Parker), the wines are crafted to tell the story of the unique microclimate of Pritchard Hill.

Growing up in Portugal, Manuel Pires spent summers on his grandfather’s estate in the famed wine region of Douro. There, he made a promise to one day live life working the land. In 2006, Manuel and his wife, Cristina, purchased an estate on Pritchard Hill and began development of what would become Gandona Estate. Together with Philippe Melka and viticulturist, Jim Barbour, they dedicated themselves to producing world-class wines characterized by their elegance, depth and longevity.

Menu for Gandona Winemaker Dinner at Cane & Canoe in Kapalua on Feb. 10. Courtesy image.

Menu for Gandona Winemaker Dinner at Cane & Canoe in Kapalua on Feb. 10. Courtesy image.

Share an elegant five-course dinner created by Executive Chef David Viviano and his culinary team, specially designed to pair with the wines.

Featured wines: (subject to change)

  • 2013 Gandona Estate Chardonnay – a very rare offering, only shared at wine dinners and with a few select club members; only 2 barrels made of this extraordinary vintage
  • 2013 Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2010 Gandona “Fraga do Arco” Port-style dessert wine – made in the traditional Portuguese method with ultra-limited production
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The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a champagne reception, and dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m. The price per person is $150.  Advanced reservations are required; to book a table or get more details, call 808-662-6681 or click here.

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