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Celebrate Trefethen Family Vineards 50th Anniversary at The Kahala's Hoku's on January 24, 2018


KAHALA, HAWAII—The Kahala Hotel & Resort is celebrating Trefethen Family Vineyards 50th Anniversary with a special wine dinner with owner, Janet Trefethen on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00pm at Hoku’s Restaurant. Join Janet for a five-course paired wine dinner featuring a seafood bar followed by a delectable meal created by Hoku’s chef de cuisine, Eric Oto.

The special, five-course 50th Anniversary Trefethen Wine Dinner at Hoku’s will offer: Seafood Bar with Trefethen Estate Dry Riesling 2014, Pan Seared Day Boat Scallop and Trefethen Estate Chardonnay from 2001 & 2016 (special 50th Anniversary label), Maple Leaf Duck Breast and Trefethen Estate Merlot 2013, “Beef Duo” Filet of Beef and Braised Shortrib with Trefethen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from 1996 & 2014 and Roasted Nashi Pear with Shaved Tonka Bean and Trefethen Estate Late Harvest Riesling 2013. Cost is $165 per person inclusive of food and beverages (tax and gratuity additional).

For event reservations and more information on the Trefethen 50th Anniversary Wine Dinner at Hoku’s, call The Kahala’s Dining Reservations at +1 (808) 739-8760 or visit


The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers 28 one- and two-bedroom scenic ocean view and oceanfront suites that are decorated in ivory and coffee-color tones with hibiscus-patterned wall-to-wall carpeting and Brazilian walnut (Ipe) wood flooring as well as hand-woven dhurrie rugs in tropical flower patterns. Accents include nautilus shells in window box frames, ruffle-edged mirrors, and hand-painted dressers.

Views range from ocean expanses with Diamond Head and Koko Head Craters, to emerald green golf fairways and lush tropical gardens.


Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa's pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, Janet and John Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. On the eve of the winery's 50th Anniversary, John and Janet have begun sharing leadership responsibilities with the next generation, their children, Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen.

As one of Napa's only surviving wooden gravity flow wineries from the 19th century, Trefethen's distinctive pumpkin-colored structure is truly one of a kind. Designed by the leading California winery architect of the 1800s, Hamden McIntyre, it was awarded a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The Trefethen family has lovingly restored the building twice, once soon after they acquired it in 1968, and once more following the 2014 earthquake. The recent work includes a full seismic retrofit, however, the look and feel of the building is still authentic 19th-century, maintaining the original floor plan and beautiful redwood siding throughout. Under soaring ceilings, visitors will savor this piece of Napa Valley's history, as they taste stellar wines that have been made within the walls of this historic landmark.

Five decades later, this Napa legend remains family owned and committed to the craft of 100% estate grown wines. With a 50-year history of hospitality, every experience at Trefethen offers an immersion into the colorful history of the Napa Valley and its world-class vineyards and wines. The winery is located at 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, and a variety of tastings are available daily. For more information, please contact the winery at 866.895.7696 or visit


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
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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