Tours & Tasting
DAILY TOURS 10:30 & 1:30
A stroll back in time...
Visitors to Maui’s Winery do more than just taste wine: they actually stroll back in time! When you enter the Tasting Room on the winery grounds, you are entering the former guest cottage of King Kalakaua, Hawai‘i’s “Merrie Monarch.” As a frequent visitor of the Makee family at Rose Ranch, he was known to host parties and poker games and enjoy the finest champagne.
Today, our gracious staff carries on the long tradition of hospitality by welcoming visitors into the Tasting Room from near and far alike. At the 18-foot-long bar made from a single mango tree, you may enjoy tastings from a selection of our pineapple wines – made from locally grown and hand-picked Maui pineapples – and our grape and sparkling wines. These tastings are complimentary.
The stroll back through time continues with a free guided tour through the peaceful grounds, learning about the winery’s past and present. Soak up the history of the area by standing in what was once the front yard of Rose Ranch, graced by towering 150-year-old trees brought back from Captain James Makee’s travels around the world. Visit the production area of the winery and learn about how wine is made from grapes and fresh pineapple fruit – only in Hawai‘i!
The public walking tour is about 30 minutes long. These tours are intended for independent guests visiting the grounds. Private groups of 10 or more and organized tours are requested to call in advance to make private tour arrangements. The winery’s idyllic setting is also available for private and tours and tasting: click here for more information or call (808) 878-1266.
The King’s Cottage Tasting Room and grounds are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (except for major holidays). Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Must be 21 years of age; valid ID required for wine tasting.