Saturday, April 25, 2009

Maui: Tedeschi Vineyards

A few years ago while we were vacationing in Maui, we stumbled upon this winery in East Maui a few miles away from Haleakala Crater. It's a quaint little vineyard resembling a sugar plantation from years past. The highlight of the vineyard is their Tasting Room. When you walk into the cottage, you see a long bar with shelves behind it stocked with various red, white and sparkling wines. Our favorite wine was the Maui Splash. It's a light and fruity wine with a combination of pineapple and passion fruit. Believe or not but they actually carry this wine at BevMo as well as their Maui Blanc. Since our fav wine was available in the Mainland, we ended up picking up a specialty port wine called Framboise de Maui which is a Raspberry Wine. I wish we could have bought one of the sparkling wines since those were good as well. This is a definite must-see place for wine lovers.

What to buy:
  • Maui Splash - $9.99 at BevMo
  • Hula O Maui (Sparking Pineapple wine) - $18.00
  • Framboise de Maui (Raspberry wine) - $39.00
Things to know:
  • If you plan on going to the Crater, you should try to drop by here right after. It's a few miles down Route 37 (Haleakala Highway).
  • The wine tours are complimentary, 3 per day (check their website for the times).
  • If you don't want to pack the wine in your luggage, the vineyard can ship your purchases for a small fee.



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