Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival Wine Seminar – Champagne: By Those Who Grow It!

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Champagne for all of us, has long been defined and recognized as the wines produced from large Champagne Houses—the likes of Veuve Clicquot, Ponsardin, Moët & Chandon, Louis Roederer, Perrier-Jouët and others. The French refer to these houses as “Négociant Manipulant,” a person or legal entity that buys grapes, grape must or wine to produce Champagne on their own premises and market it under their own label. All of these large houses belong in this category.

There is an exciting movement in Champagne however, for what the French refer to as “Récoltant Manipulant.” This is when an actual grower of grapes in Champagne, produces and markets Champagne under their own label from grapes exclusively sourced from their vineyards, and produced and bottled on their own premises. You can say that these producers are tiny, artisanal and uber-passionate about everything that they do, and rather than selling grapes to the large Champagne Houses they instead, produce their own awe-inspiring wines.

Please join our panel of Master Sommeliers and Joy Lindholm from Skurnik Wines in New York, as we explore, excite and pay tribute to some of the most inspiring “Grower Champagne” producers in France. Here, you will enjoy ten unique and tiny production Champagnes which for many will likely, have never been experienced before. It will not be the last time however, as you will soon see what all the fuss is about.

November 5, 2022

1:00pm – 2:30pm


Attire: Resort Casual
Tickets are limited