Tedeschi Vineyards, established by Californian vintner Emil Tedeschi in 1974, is the only winery on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is located in the former Ulupalakua Ranch (later renamed to Rose Ranch by whaling captain James Makee) on the southern shoulder of Haleakala.
The winery is know for its varied selection of sparkling wines made from grapes as well as several other specialty wines made from pineapple, passion fruit and raspberries.
Wine tasting is open to the public, held in a historic cottage built in the late 1800s for the frequent visits of King Kalakaua. The cottage also contains the Ulupalakua Ranch History Room, which tells colorful stories of the ranch's owners, the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) tradition that developed here, and Maui's polo teams. The cottage is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free guided tours are also available everyday, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. The tour includes walking through various parts of the ranch while well-versed guides provide interesting and informative tidbits about the grounds. Attractions in the grounds include the rustic gardens and the remains of the three smokestacks of the Makee Sugar Mill, built in 1878.
Also in the site is 'Ulupalakua Ranch Store serves hearty meals and sells the ranch's special wines, glassware, souvenir t-shirts, bath and body products, and other gift items.
The Tedeschi Vineyards is located at Kula Highway, 9 miles south of Kula, at Ulupalakua.