If you and your taste buds are looking for a uniquely Hawaiian experience, look no further than the Volcano Winery on the Big Island. Located next to Volcanoes National Park, it is the Big Island’s only winery and one of just three in all of Hawaii.
Much like Kona coffee, there is something about Hawaii’s volcanic soil that adds a unique flavor to everything grown here. Different from traditional wines, the Volcano Winery blends locally grown fruits with wine grapes to produce some incredibly palate pleasing libations. Blending sweet guava and the fruit of the Jaboticaba tree with grapes grown in their own vineyard for their estate wines, as well as grapes from California for their other blends produces award winning wines that scream paradise from the moment they touch the lips.
The Volcano Winery has something for both red and white wine lovers, and neither will leave disappointed. Their dessert wines alone are worth a visit and those looking for a truly unique flavor will fall hard for the Macadamia Nut Honey wine. You can’t get any more Hawaiian than that! In addition to their fabulous wines, they also grow some truly impressive tea. Like the fruit and grapes used to make the wines, their silver needles and white teas are all cultivated by hand and processed on-site. They’ve even created an infusion for those who want the added kick of caffeine the tea brings when blended with their wine.
A visit to the Volcano Winery will naturally take you to the Tasting Room where visitors can choose from the standard or premium tasting menus. The staff is both friendly and knowledgeable, and will treat you to a history lesson on both the wines and the region. If sipping like a sommelier while taking in an impressive view of Mauna Loa sounds like your thing, you won’t want to skip out on a visit to Hawaii’s Volcano Winery. They’re open from 10 AM – 5:30 PM, 364 days a year.
We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!
Outstanding Experience From Beginning to End
It was in an outstanding experience from beginning to end, I would work with Hawaii hideaways again in the future unquestionably. Sunny Madeiros was terrific with her recommendations of everything from leisure activities to restaurants and even equipment rentals.
Coral Gables, FL
Perfect Combination of Elegance and Comfort
First time to Maui (and Hawaii). This is a spectacular setting and the home is a perfect combination of elegance and comfort. I could stay on the lanai all day long and be happy. Of course there’s a ton of fun activities, but it was great to have Gull Cottage as our base to come back to!
Arlington Heights, IL
You’re Going to Want to Stay
Our family spent a splendid week in Kauai in early 2017, basing ourselves out of the Touching Green house. It’s in a great location, has everything you need, and is just lovely. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’re going to want to stay!
We had a wonderful time in Kauai! We remained in awe at the unimaginable beauty, both of the rental home, as well as Kauai itself. It will be a treasured memory for life. I hope we can come back and make more memories.