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“Neat little winery”
Review of MauiWine

MauiWine
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Tasting the Best of Maui Farm Tour
Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Kula
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Owner description: Ulupalakua is home to MauiWine which offers one of the Islands' most enticing products - wines that carry the essence of Hawai'i, the spirit of Maui. MauiWine welcomes you to taste the fruit of the island in wines made from their 23 acre vineyard on the slopes of Haleakala, as well as the tropical wines made from the famed Maui Gold pineapples - all grown right here in Upcountry Maui. Visitors to MauiWine gather in the tasting room located in the King's Cottage, built in 1874 specifically for the celebrated visits of King Kalakaua, last reigning King of Hawai'i. Guests are invited to follow in the footsteps of Ali'i (royalty) and Paniolo (cowboys) on a guided tour of the historical grounds. A journey into Ulupalakua's illustrious past, a tour of the Makee estate, and a glimpse at the creation of Maui wines are all a part of the experience. Welcome to Ulupalakua... where the storied history blends with modern day agriculture, creating the perfect setting for the islands only winery and vineyard. Time Well Spent
Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are in the area (take the lower road back from Hana if you go and this is on the way), then it is worth the stop for the tour and tasting. It is a small, unique little winery, but they have some nice wines - grape as well as pineapple.

Thank JPC451
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Located on the grounds of a working cattle ranch, the tasting room is in an attractive cottage cum museum with friendly staff, local history, and a range of well-chosen items for sale including some lovely koan wood cutting boards. All this in addition to being able to taste any of their wines for free! Unlike Napa and Sonoma, there is no tasting charge. We found the sparkling wines and the framboise most noteworthy and the staff friendly and very accommodating.

We brought our own picnic and commandeered a shady table under the trees, but there is also a small deli across the street which could also provision a tasty lunch. A very nice outing from the Kehei area as it takes about an hour.

And if you're adventurous and curious, continue down the windy road past the winery to see eight windmills up close--awesome!

Thank Bi-coaster
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

As wine lovers we were excited to visit Maui's only winery. We stayed in the resort area so to get to the winery was a good hour each way. Unfortunately there is no direct route up the mountain so you basically have to drive in almost a complete horseshoe to get up there. We knew this going in and the views were spectacular once up top. The winery is small and quaint, the tasting goes quickly but it is free. The pineapple wine is delicious but we thought grape wines were nothing special. We bought 6 bottles of pineapple. Luckily the tour was starting when we got there and it was interesting to see the process of how pineapple wines are made. They only run twice a day though, so keep that in mind while visiting. For us they ran 10:30am and 130pm. The wines average $15 to $25 and $40 for raspberry port. After we drove back to the resort we stopped at the grocery and the ABC store and to our dismay, the same $15 bottles are sold for $10.99. Yup so that was an extra $24 spent for us. My honest advice, if you are staying in resort area and don't want to drive two hours, go to the abc and do your own tasting. It is good wine, just not for the drive.

Thank Megisablonde
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have been to Maui 4 or 5 times and are always looking for things to do so this time we heard about the winery on the island and decided to give it a try. We had plenty of time on our hands so we didn't mind the 45 minute drive from Kahului. It is a slow, windy, drive to be prepared for that but if you like wine, scenery, and learning new things it's worth it. The tour guide was patient, informed, and loved her job. You get to sample up to three different types of wine either before or after the tour. We can now check this adventure off our list but we are glad we did it once!

Thank Trey C
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I love the pineapple wine! It was so good. This was a neat experience. We sampled the wines and then stuck around for the wine tour. It was very cool hearing about the history of the land and the process of making wine out of pineapples.

Thank tulipchic
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