The fifth annual August Moon features wines from more than 20 winemakers from Northern California, Australia, Oregon and Hawai‘i, small plates from top restaurants and chefs, and Drawn Out, an innovative art sale gathering more than 20 artists to create art throughout the evening. All proceeds from August Moon support the museum’s art education programs.
The event is a special opportunity for wine enthusiasts. Every summer, Johnson Brothers of Hawaii selects a stellar lineup of winemakers that it represents for a tour to allow industry insiders a taste of their products. August Moon allows the general public in on the wine action.
ALL TICKETS AND TABLES ARE SOLD OUT.
Chefs and restaurants
For the first time, we asked Johnson Brothers to pair specific wines with the chef's creations. Here's what they came up with.
12th Ave Grill:
Dish: Maui coffee-smoked local brisket slider with pickled poha berry jam and Big Island green radish slaw
Wines: Gordon Estate Merlot, von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon
Dish: Lobster bisque and herbed prime rib
Wines: Methven Hillside Blanc and Jarvis Cabernet Franc
Dish: Naked shrimp and apple kimchee summer rolls
Wines: Casey Flat Estate and Tiamo Prosecco
Dish: Spicy hebi and basmati rice sushi with Aleppo pepper aioli
Wines: Milbrandt Riesling, Hill Family Sauvignon Blanc, and Lorentz Crémant d'Alsace
Hokulani Bake Shop
Cupcakes: Port wine cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting topped by a cherry, Southern red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, liliko‘i cupcake with lemon cream cheese frosting
Wine: Vilarnau Brut
Honolulu Museum of Art Café
Dish: Sautéed Anaheim peppers with garlic, anchovies and capers over Parmesan polenta with chili goat cheese
Wines: Flegenheimer Reserve Red and Pali Pinot Noir
Dish: Chilled seafood and fregola salad (octopus, shrimp, calamari, fagiolini, fingerling potatoes and fennel vinaigrette)
Wines: Mary Elke Pinot Gris and Georg Rafael Chardonnay
Memoirs by Chef Peter Foster
Dish: Dark Waialua chocolate crunch bar with Goat Island salt and Kauai rum caramel
Wines: Champagne Collet Brut, Kopke 10 Year Tawny and Skipstone Oliver's Blend
Dish: Braised lamb shoulder with a bao bun topped with pickled vegetables
Wines: Stolpman Syrah, Cafaro Merlot, Red Cap Cabernet Sauvignon
The Pig and the Lady
Dish: Smoked-bacon pho with charred green onions
Wines: Pierano Viognier and Kali Hart Chardonnay
Salt Bar + Kitchen
Dish: Shinsato pork rillette with house mustard with pickled poha berry jam and Big Island green radish slaw
Wines: Four Graces Pinot Noir and Triton Stellar Pinotage
Dish: Sous vide pork tenderloin with fried apple puree, applewood smoked bacon, brussel sprouts and a Pinot reduction
Wines: Aaron Petite Sirah, Masut Pinot Noir, Storrs Merlot, Renwood Fiddletown
Taste wines from Johnson Brothers of Hawaii’s stellar portfolio of winemakers. Purchase bottles of your favorite sips from the wine boutique to take home.
Bouchaine Winery, Napa Valley
Buccella Estate, Napa Valley
Cafaro Cellars, Napa Valley
Casey Flat Ranch, Yolo County, California
Champagne Collet, France
Domaine Georg Rafael, Napa Valley
Elke Vineyards, Mendocino
Gordon Estate, Columbia Valley, Washington
Hill Family Estate, Napa Valley
Husic Vineyards, Napa Valley
Masut Vineyard and Winery, Mendocino
J. Moss Wines, Napa Valley
Methven Family Vineyards, Eola Hills, Oregon
Peirano Estate, Lodi, California
Ravenswood Winery, Amador County, California
Robert Talbott Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Stolpman Vineyards, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Storrs Winery, Santa Cruz Mountains
The Triton Collection
Venge Vineyards - Napa Valley
von Strasser Winery, Napa Valley
Familia Zuccardi, Argentina
A lineup of top Hawai‘i artists will be at August Moon, drawing live. Each piece is available for purchase as it is completed, offering budding collectors a unique opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works by their favorite artists. Each piece is 8.5” x 11” and costs $25.
Featuring small-scale finished pieces by the Drawn Out artists, priced between $250 and $500.
FREE: Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6pm
FREE: ProPark lot behind the Honolulu Museum of Art School, entrances on Beretania and Young streets.
FREE: First United Methodist Church lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: Lot closes at 10pm