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Meet Janet Trefethen Of Trefethen Family Vineyards For A Special Wine Dinner At The Kahala’s Hoku’s On January 25

KAHALA, HAWAII – January 10, 2017 –The Kahala Hotel & Resort is partnering with Trefethen Family Vineyards for a special dinner with owner and winemaker, Janet Trefethen on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00pm at Hoku’s restaurant. Join Janet for a special presentation of five Trefethen wines paired with a five-course meal created by Kahala executive chef, Wayne Hirabayashi and Hoku’s chef de cuisine, Hiroshi Inoue.

The special, five-course Trefethen Wine Maker’s Dinner at Hoku’s will offer: Kona Kampachi with Trefethen Estate Dry Riesling 2014, Ahi Cannoli Style and Trefethen Estate Savignon Blanc 2015, Kahala Seafood Carta Fata and Trefethen Estate Harmony Chardonnay Reserve 2014, Duck Breast & Foie Gras Croquette with Trefethen Estate Merlot 2013, Hawaiian Rancher’s Natural Beef and Trefethen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 & Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 Magnum and Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Thai Basil Sorbet. Cost is $150 per person inclusive of food and beverages (tax and gratuity additional).

For event reservations and more information on the Trefethen Wine Maker’s Dinner at Hoku’s, call The Kahala’s Dining Reservations at +1 (808) 739-8760 or visit

About Janet Trefethen


Janet Trefethen is one of the first female corporate Chief Executive Officers in America. Her savvy and sparkling style has won the hearts and minds of the wine industry, establishing Janet as one of California’s most engaging wine personalities. Along with Catherine Trefethen and several other female vintners, Janet also pioneered the promotion of wine with food, creating the groundbreaking Napa Valley Cooking Class in 1973. Janet still works later at the winery than anyone – among other things, she designs every Trefethen wine label, yet she still finds time to cook dinner for her family and exercise her beloved cutting horses.

During the past three decades, Trefethen wines have amassed a cornucopia of major awards and accolades, beginning in 1979, when the 1976 was chosen "Best Chardonnay" in the world at the Gault-Millau World Wine Olympics in Paris. Many more honors have followed including: 2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon being named "Best Red Bordeaux Varietal in North America" in 2007 by Decanter World Wine Awards and 2012 HaLo being selected as "Red Wine of the Year, 2016" by Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine.

About The Kahala Hotel & Resort
The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront, destination luxury property known for its gracious Hawaiian hospitality. Located just minutes from Waikīkī, The Kahala offers an exclusive ambiance of a neighbor island experience.

The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. World leaders, royalty, rock bands and Oscar winners call the 338-room resort their Hawaiian home-away-from-home. The Kahala is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The resort is home to The Kahala Spa, lush tropical gardens and a natural ocean-water lagoon with the hotel’s own resident dolphins cared for by Dolphin Quest. The Kahala also has five restaurants: Plumeria Beach House, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Arancino and the award-winning Hoku’s restaurant.

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Wakako Sasaki
Senior Marketing Manager
+1 (808) 739-8786
[email protected]

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