Paula Hegele - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


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Paula Hegele

Maui Wine - Kula, HI

Maui’s only winery began in 1974 when C. Pardee Erdman, owner of Ulupalakua Ranch, partnered up with a winemaker from Calistoga, California. Between the two of them, they had both the rich volcanic land they needed and the know-how to work it into something new and unique.

Together they identified the perfect growing location for the vines and figured out how to refit some existing buildings on the former Rose Ranch estate for winemaking.

Today, our winery is built around these historic buildings, just down the road from our vineyard, which encompasses 23 acres of beautiful Maui countryside.  We believe that wines are grown, not made.

We remain true to the distinctiveness that can only be found in our unique vineyard and through the unparalleled taste of the famous Maui Gold pineapple. Meticulous care, innovation, experimentation, and personal passion come together to create great wines with personalities that are unmistakably Maui.