You can tour Maui's only winery and its historic grounds, the former Rose Ranch, and sample such wines as Ulupalakua Red and Upcountry Gold. The top seller, naturally, is the pineapple wine, Maui Blanc. The tasting room is a cottage built in the late 1800s for the frequent visits of King Kalakaua. The cottage also contains the Ulupalakua Ranch History Room, which tells colorful stories of the ranch's owners, the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) tradition that developed
here, and Maui's polo teams. The old Ranch Store across the road may look like a museum, but in fact it's an excellent pit stop. The elk burgers are fantastic.
Jul 21, 2003
After hiking the crater, continue on for wine tasting and a picnic lunch.
Jan 31, 2003
The wine tasting is good - mmm Maui Splash. The drive is beautiful and the view cannot be beat. We took the tour and brought our picnic lunch. A wonderful day.