MauiWine at Rose Ranch
Hana Highway Must See
MauiWine at Rose Ranch puts a smile on everyone’s face. Historically significant, Rose Ranch is a huge part of Hawaiian history.
It has produced potatoes for the Gold Rush in California, sugar for the old sugar mill, cattle, and now grapes for some seriously fine wines.
Whether you’re a true connoisseur or just a wannabe wine aficionado, vintages from the famous Rose Ranch do not disappoint. Featuring wines made from unique local tropical fruits and other flora like Maui Gold pineapples, lemon, lavender, and, of course, several varieties of grapes grown right here on Maui makes for award-winning combinations. The 2012 Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition saw Hula O’ Maui taking the Gold Medal and 90 points! MauiWine isn’t just making wine; they’re reinventing it! And, in the process, they’re continuing to expand the minds of wine connoisseurs everywhere to the possibilities of new kinds of world-class wines being produced outside of traditional growing areas. They’ve truly got something for everyone. Explore it all by trying a taste in the King’s Cottage (King Kalakaua was a “regular” at the ranch and loved to indulge), taking a walking tour through the diary which now functions as part of the wine production facility and shopping in their ‘specialty’ gift shop. Oh, and don’t forget the photos! Rose Ranch has unbelievable views of Maui rising out of the great blue Pacific and beyond. There could hardly be a better place to take in the sunset.