Mauna Kea Resort's Manta Restaurant Hosts Foxen Wine Dinner on the Big Island – Nov. 12, 2011
California’s Central Coast has a lot in common with the Big Island (and I’m not just talking about the laid-back attitude and surf).
Sometime in 1992 or 1993, my husband and I decided to go wine tasting in the central coast and (what felt like) stumbled upon Foxen Winery. We didn’t know a lot about wine then, but we did know that their Pinot Noir was incredible, and it’s only gotten better for Foxen—and all its wines—since.
Mauna Kea Resort’s Manta Restaurant hosts the California Central Coast’s Foxen Winery next week
This Foxen tasting looks incredible. Organic chicken foie gras sausage, are you kidding me? Yummm! And quail and quail eggs from Maunalulu Farm in Honoka’a. One of the farm owners came by the Hawaii Life booth at the North Kohala Country Fair to talk story with us; their operation is all organic, free-range, and brilliant.
The last wine tasting at the Mauna Kea Resort’s Manta Restaurant was Grigich Hills. I actually didn’t go, as that afternoon in Kona I was awarded Broker of the Year by the West Hawaii Association of Realtors, and—ahem—wound up in Kona longer than intended. (It was quite an honor.)
The two Pinot Noirs being tasted this weekend almost make me want to cancel my trip to California to attend the Leaders in Luxury Conference in Laguna Beach. Almost. If you go, enjoy! And please report back, it’s sure to be a tasty evening…