One of the places where you probably least expect to find a vineyard is on the slope of an active volcano in Hawaii. But there is! They are called the Volcano winery and are located just outside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
This is the most southern winery in the United States, and as such the Volcano Winery specializes in creating tropical blends. This is a good place to pick up a tasty and unexpected souvenir for your loved ones at home.
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.
The Volcano Winery organizes tastings 364 days of the year (closed on Christmas day) between 10:00 and 17:30 and no appointment is necessary. Their wines are only available in physical stores on the Hawaiian Islands and country-wide through the 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.