Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces 2023 Winemaker in Residence Series in Partnership with Domain H. William Harlan

The Winemaker in Residence series showcases award-winning winemakers from esteemed Harlan wineries for a weekend of intimate wine tasting classes and special dinners at Hualalai   
February 24, 2023,
Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Resort on Hawaii Island, announces the 2023 Winemaker in Residence series, in partnership with Napa Valley-based Domain Harlan wines. With three events planned throughout the duration of 2023, the series will showcase award-winning selections from the family’s celebrated portfolio of wines – including Harlan Estate, BOND, and The Mascot– through interactive programming and an expertly-paired dinner crafted by Executive Chef Richard Polhemus. The experiences will take place at 'Ulu Ocean Grill at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

“We’re honoured to expand our culinary and wine programming to welcome these distinct members of the Harlan family portfolio to the Resort and create lasting, one-of-a-kind experiences for our beloved guests,” says Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai Charlie Parker. “Four Seasons Resort Hualālai has long been recognized for its bespoke programming that not only celebrates the local culture but brings in innovative partners. The introduction of this partnership showcases the Resort’s dedication to creating an exceptional on-property experience for its guests.”

Following an impressive 2022 line-up, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai continues its legacy Winemaker in Residence series in 2023, which opens an adventure for the palate through an intimate wine tasting, educational conversations, and one-on-one interactions with renowned winemakers who make themselves available to Resort guests. Each of the wines is expertly paired with the natural bounty of Hawaii through a creative menu from Chef Polhemus that utilizes locally sourced, seasonal Hawaiian ingredients carefully crafted to complement the scents and flavours of each vintage.

2023 Winemaker in Residence Schedule:

  • March 17: Max Kast, director of BOND at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  • May 26: Francois Vignaud, director of Harlan Estate at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  • October 13: Anthony Mendelson, director of The Mascot at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (open-fire cooking menu)  

Executive Chef Richard Polhemus carefully considers each menu, emphasizing sustainable practices and sourcing 75 percent of all ingredients from Hawaii Island. The Resort also houses Lake Pūnāwai, a 3-million-gallon (13.6 million litre), self-sustaining pond managed by the on-site team of marine biologists to provide a number of ingredients for each restaurant such as milkfish, mullet, threadfin, amberjack, shrimp and oysters.

The 2023 Winemaker in Residence programming is available exclusively for Resort guests for USD 595 per person for the BOND dinner, USD 1,125 per person for the Harlan dinner, and USD 395 per person for The Mascot dinner excluding taxes and gratuity. For reservations call 808 325 8000 or book online.

About Domain H. William Harlan

Conceived in 1980 by founder H. William Harlan, the Domain is a family winegrowing endeavor built to last for generations. Under the ownership of the Harlan family, the Domain has evolved through the decades and comprises three Napa Valley properties that form its pillars: Harlan Estate, founded in 1984; BOND, founded in 1996; and Promontory, founded in 2008. The Mascot - a wine made from the younger vines of the three estates - was established in 2012. Each of these undertakings is dedicated to the understanding of the land, and to faithfully translating the respective characters of the individual properties into their wines.


Morgan Suzuki
Regional Director of Public Relations and Communications
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