Imagine enjoying the fresh air and peaceful views of Upcountry Kula, a glass of wine in hand. For those with a taste for the exotic, MAUIWINE, HOME TO ‘ULUPALAKUA VINEYARDS , can turn this dream into reality.
Constructed in 1874 for Hawai‘i’s David Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani Napelakapuokaka‘e, King’s Cottage now hosts MAUIWINE’S TASTING ROOM. MauiWine, an over-40-year-old winery formerly known as TEDESCHI VINEYARDS, specializes in customized, intimate experiences and DECADENT ISLAND WINES made with aloha . MauiWine offers three wine collections: Pineapple (a collection made with 100% Maui-Gold pineapples, including Maui Blanc, Maui Splash and Hula o Maui), Rose Ranch (a blend that pays tribute to the destination, including Mele, Lehua and Lokelani) and ‘Ulupalakua Vineyards (the winery’s exclusive estate wines, including syrah, grenache, malbec, rose, chenin blanc and viognier).
HALEAKALĀ’S RICH VOLCANIC SOIL transforms MauiWine bottles into vibrant varietals available nowhere else in the world.
Its MAUI BLANC and MAUI SPLASH pineapple wines are fruit-forward and fun, and the HULA O MAUI sparkling wine is full of bubbles and fruity flavor.
Traditional palates will admire ‘ ULUPALAKUA VINEYARD’S estate-grown rosé, syrah and chenin-viognier blends as dinner complements or a sweet treat, pleasing kama‘āina (locals) and visitors alike. The adventurous are welcome to sample ROSE RANCH WINE’S MELE or LOKELANI sparkling rosé. Sweets lovers also will delight in LEHUA , a sinfully rich dessert wine that tastes of handpicked raspberries.
COMPLIMENTARY TOURS AND TASTINGS occur daily inside historic King’s Cottage. Private tastings, tours and special events are also available.
MauiWine is nestled along Pi‘ilani Highway. Call 808-878-6058, or visit mauiwine.com to learn more.