Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sip wine on the slopes of a volcano? At Tedeschi Winery, you can do exactly that! Hawaii’s oldest and most famous winery is situated in one of the most remote spots on Earth, about 1,800 feet above sea level. It’s the perfect place to go for tastings, tours, picnics, and more! Here are some things you should know about the winery.
An afternoon at Tedeschi Winery is sure to leave you with lasting memories! Find out what else Maui has to offer when you download our free Vacation Guide. This helpful tool is full of information on activities, attractions, and local events. It even features a “where to stay” section dedicated to the comfortable accommodations at The Old Wailuku Inn. Get your copy today!
The History of Tedeschi Winery
Maui’s only winery began as a partnership between C. Pardee Erdman, owner of Ulupalakua Ranch, and Emil Tedeschi, who came from a family of winemakers in California. In 1974, the pair identified Rose Ranch Estate as an ideal location for grape growing. The historic estate was once a mountain retreat for King Kalākaua, the last reigning king of Hawaii. Today, visitors are invited to experience the property’s “princely hospitality” and enjoy panoramic vistas of Maui’s southern coast.
With over 23 acres of grapevines, Tedeschi Winery offers an impressive selection of wines. We love the Hula O’Maui, a sparkling wine with hints of grapefruit, green pear, and lime zest. Or try the Maui Splash with flavors of pineapple, peaches, mango, and passion fruit. This aperitif wine is perfect for sunset picnics on the beach.
Just as Napa Valley is known for its grapes, Maui is famous for its delicious golden pineapples. Tedeschi’s pineapple wine, Maui Blanc, has become the winery’s most famous varietal. You can enjoy it at various restaurants on the island or right on-site. Tastings are offered each day in the King’s Cottage and Old Jail.
A visit to the Tedeschi Vineyard is an unforgettable adventure for locals and visitors alike. Stroll between the rows of grapes, run your fingers through the volcanic soil, and learn how the wines get their distinctive character. At sunset, tour-goers can experience a glass of wine paired with fresh mountain air and the warm glow of the majestic Maui sun.
Note: Vineyard tours are seasonal and availability is extremely limited. Be sure to make your reservations in advance!
Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
After a wonderful day spent wine tasting on Maui, come back to our inn and relax! Our property is a short drive from Tedeschi Winery and has everything you need for a great stay. Enjoy your favorite bottle on our peaceful lanai, or bring a few glasses back to your room. We have plenty of beautiful accommodations to choose from!
If you’re planning a romantic getaway with the one you love, consider booking our Hibiscus Garden Room. This picture-perfect accommodation has its own lanai and private walled garden. You can also combine it with the Lehua Room to create a larger suite. It’s absolutely perfect for couples!
To reserve the Hibiscus Garden Room, check our availability and contact us today.
We look forward to having you!
Photo Courtesy of Maui Wine.