From the dry South shore to the lush pasturelands of Kula, our team of craft food and drink enthusiasts guides you to some of the island’s most beautiful and tasty destinations. We introduce you to three purveyors who help cultivate Maui’s craft culture and you’ll enjoy a locally sourced handcrafted lunch from our friends at Surfing Goat Dairy. With delicious food and beverages every step of the way, this culinary adventure introduces you to Maui’s most influential food and beverage artisans.
Give your taste buds a tour of the tropics on our Taste of Maui tour, where you’ll join us for a visit to the top food & beverage crafters in paradise. Take in the scenery while we safely transport you to Maui’s local brewers, winemakers, distillers, coffee roasters, farmers and chefs for an authentic and entertaining island experience.
We’ll start our day at Maui Tropical Plantation with coffee grown and roasted right on property by our friends at Mill House Roasting Co. In the mood for a mid-morning snack? Grab one of the made-from-scratch pastries to snack on as we venture to our first stop!
Take in the epic views as you travel through the lush Kula Countryside on your way to the historic Ulupalakua Ranch; home to MauiWine – Maui’s only winery. Explore the beautiful and peaceful grounds to learn the story of Rose Ranch and its significance in Maui’s Paniolo history. After your tasting in the iconic King’s Cottage, make sure to check out all of the amazing locally-made products in both the Gift Shop and the Ranch Store.
LUNCH AT THE DAIRY
On your visit to Surfing Goat Dairy you’ll experience a truly farm-to-table handmade lunch, with a selection of artisan paninis and salads. Your craft experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting their flagship goat cheeses, hand crafted right on property. This gourmet adventure has a taste of paradise for everyone.
HAWAII SEA SPIRITS ORGANIC FARM AND DISTILLERY
Take an in-depth look at how Hawaii Sea Spirits leverages sustainable farming and distilling practices in the production of their famous Ocean Vodka and Deep Wave Rum. The environmental learning continues in a solar-powered 6,000 sq. ft. bottling center—an impressive example of green manufacturing. Complete this stop with a tasting in the adjacent Martini Garden. Plus, visit the gift shop to pick up your souvenir shot glass!
MAUI BREWING CO.
Your tour of Maui Brewing Co. represents the founder’s commitment to local production, being stewards of the community and ‘aina, and curators of the craft-beer-way-of-life. You are guided on a 30-minute tour providing an up-close glimpse of the brew house, cellar and packaging line. The tour ends with a guided tasting of their flagship beers, and sweet souvenirs for your to keep!
THE MILL HOUSE
A perfect ending to the day – you’ll take in the views of the west Maui Mountains and share a story or two while enjoying a locally crafted beverage from one of the artisans you visited on your craft adventure! Want to try some of the innovative farm-sourced food being created by this passionate team? You’ll receive 10% off all of your additional food and beverage selections.
Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapu, Maui, HI 9670
Cancellation occurring prior to 72 hours will be eligible for a refund of tour fare. Cancellation occurring between 72 and 48 hours of tour will receive a 50% refund of tour fare. Any cancellation occurring within 48 hours of tour date will not be eligible for refund. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if you arrive late for pickup and miss the bus for any reason.
Maui Craft Tours reserves the right to cancel tours due to unsafe weather or unfavorable roadways. Consideration for such circumstances is determined by the Owners and Tour Guides. At time of tour cancellation due to said circumstances, all available efforts will be taken to notify the scheduled customers; including call, email or text.
Note: Passengers that appear to be intoxicated at beginning of tour, at the discretion of the Tour Guide, will not be allowed on the tour and no refund will be applied.