Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a public park?
MauiWine and its grounds are open to the public for the exclusive use of its tasting room, any other activity on the property must be approved and reserved in advance, all commercial operators must have reservations for their guests prior to arrival.
Please be respectful of winery grounds and comply with all property rules: no outside food and beverage, no animals, no smoking, no bicycles.
There are several public parks nearby: Sun Yat Sen, Keokea, Rice.
Is there a shorter route to the winery?
There is only one way to reach the winery – Hwy 37. Although numerous maps may show “shortcuts,” these actually no longer exist. The drive on Hwy 37 through Upcountry is so breathtakingly beautiful – it’s really all part of the experience of MauiWine.
From Central Maui, take Hana Highway (Route 36) to Haleakala Highway (Route 37). Heading up the mountain, stay on Hwy 37 all the way to the little community of Keokea. Pass Grandma’s Coffee House on the right, and continue on the narrow road 6 miles to Ulupalakua. MauiWine is just past the ranch headquarters and the Ulupalakua Ranch Store.
Coming from the Hana side of the island, we are located on the “back road” from the town of Hana, which takes approximately two hours. Parts of this road (coming from Hana) are unpaved and narrow but be assured, they are completely passable.
Can we ship wine ourselves?
Federal laws prohibit the mailing of wine by individuals.
Only licensed wholesale/distributors or manufacturers can ship alcohol.
Please check “Find Our Wines” under our Wine section for a list of states where we are licensed to ship directly to consumers.
You can also safely transport your wines home with you as checked luggage. Our King’s Cottage tasting room offers airline-approved insulated packaging available in three, six, and twelve bottle boxes.
Are children allowed? Can they accompany us on the tour?
Absolutely! Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Children are welcome to join the tour. Please take into consideration that our tours run about 30 minutes long. They are walking tours, and the guides have no amplification. Consideration for the comfort of other guests and their ability to enjoy the tour without distractions is greatly appreciated.
Are pets allowed on the grounds?
We allow certified service animals only.
Do we need reservations for a tour or wine tasting?
Reservations are not required for groups of less than 10 people. Tours will be announced in the King’s Cottage tasting room and begin in the History room. If you arrive a little late and see the tour in progress, feel free to join in.
We offer wine tastings all day long between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Don’t forget your ID – we are required by law to verify that you are at least 21 years of age.
For groups of 10 or more, reservations are required. Please visit our Tours & Tasting page to make a reservation or contact us toll-free at (877) 878-6058 or email@example.com.
Do we have to take the tour?
Absolutely not, but we certainly encourage you to! There is no charge, and the tour is fun and informative. You’ll learn all about our colorful history and the flora, fauna, buildings, and grounds, as well as receive a brief overview of our modern grape growing and winemaking practices. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Because we’re such a unique winery – located on the slopes of a dormant volcano – our tour is one of the most interesting activities for Maui visitors. Our distinctive history and the uniqueness of our location are details we love telling visitors about. We have an extraordinary story we’d love to share with you.
Is there a restaurant?
The Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill (right across the street from us) offers a wonderful lunch experience. The grill is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. serving authentic ranch-style cuisine made with elk, lamb, and beef raised here on the ranch. They also offer a wide selection of takeout deli items, made fresh daily.
Does MauiWine host wedding ceremonies, receptions, or allow wedding photos?
Currently, we do not have the infrastructure or staffing to offer you what you would deserve to have on your special day. If you are looking for an Upcountry wedding, you might contact Alii Kula Lavender Farm (www.aklmaui.com).
Does MauiWine offer private tours and tasting?
What is the elevation of the winery?
MauiWine sits at an elevation of approximately 2,000 feet above sea level. However, during your journey to Ulupalakua, the elevation climbs to 3,000 feet in some places. The vineyard is located about a mile away and is between 1750-1900 feet in elevation.
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