One of the places where you probably do not expect a vineyard, is on the slope of one of the most active volcanoes of the world in Hawaii. The Volcano Winery is located just outside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and is the most southern winery in the United States! The Volcano Winery specializes in creating tropical blends, and serves as a good place to pick up a tasty souvenir.
Local fruits such as guava are used to create unique blends such as Volcano Red, Volcano Blush and Hawaiian Guava wine. The Volcano Winery also creates a lovely Mead wine which is made with 100% Macadamia honey. This wine is a sweet after-dinner treat that is uniquely Hawaiian. Opinions on the quality of the wine differ, but we feel it is safe to say that as long as you don’t expect to much you will be very happy with the quality of their products.
Free Wine Tastings
The Volcano Winery organizes free tastings every day of the year between 10:00 and 17:30 and no appointment is necessary. Their wines are only available in stores on the Hawaiian Islands (or country-wide through their online store).
Directions to the Volcano Winery
The Volcano Winery is located about 3 miles south of Volcano Village, off of Highway 11 between the 30 and 31 mile marker. Turn north on Pi’i Mauna drive. Follow Pi’i drive all the way to the end of the road and you will see the entrance to Volcano Winery. The winery is a little less than a mile down the road.