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While Maui's thrill-seeking activities tend to get all the attention, there's a new kind of tour that's perfect for anyone looking to see, taste and appreciate the process of Maui's top artisans across the food and beverage industry.
Maui Craft Tours
Maui Craft Tours offer three tour options for travelers and locals interested in touring the island's best distilleries, winery, brewery, farms and craft restaurants. Specializing in locally-sourced ingredients and handcrafted creations, guests 21 and over are invited to join the Taste of Maui, Ultimate Craft Adventure, or Field to Glass Tour, all of which offer special tastings and tours of the following craft locations:
Maui Tropical Plantation
Home to a sparkling lagoon, several foodie hot spots, a zipline tour, event grounds and more, Maui Craft Tours kick off with a special coffee tasting and behind-the-scenes look at Maui Tropical Plantation's coffee roasting facility, including a sampling of fresh pastries.
Surfing Goat Dairy
Located on the slopes of Haleakala, guests of the Taste of Maui tour will enjoy a farm-to-table lunch and cheese tasting at this craft goat cheese farm.
Guests of all tours will visit Maui's only winery, MauiWine, located in the stunning area of Ulupalakua. Learn more about the history of the winery grounds and sample single-varietals, and alternately enjoy a local style lunch in the gardens as an Ultimate Craft Adventure Tour member.
Maui Pineapple Tour
Head to Maui's Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Makawao to take a full tour of the signature Maui Pineapple grounds on the Field to Glass Tour. Each guest receives a complimentary pineapple!
Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm & Distillery
Formerly the Ocean Vodka Farm, the founders have now expanded their range of spirits to include Deep Wave Rum as part of the Hawaii Sea Spirits range. Take a full tour of the distillery, including a liquor sampling in the scenic Martini Garden, as part of the Taste of Maui and Ultimate Craft Adventure tours.
Hali'imaile Distilling Company & The General Store
Established in 2010, guests of the Ultimate Craft Adventure and Field to Glass tours will visit the Hali'imaile Distillery for a private tour and tasting of their signature liquors, including Pau Vodka, Paniolo Whiskey, Sammy's Beach Bar Rum and Maui Moon Vodka. Field to Glass Tour members will also be treated to a special farm-to-table meal from the highly rated General Store.
Maui Brewing Co.
Located in Kihei, guests of all tours will return to sea level to visit the noteworthy Maui Brewing Co. for a full tour of the brew house and grounds, ending with a private taste test of their four flagship beers - Bikini Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, Pineapple Mana Wheat and Coconut Hiwa Porter.
The Mill House
A highlight of the Maui foodie scene and home of the weekly Maui Chef's Table events, The Mill House is the final stop for guests of the Ultimate Craft Adventure and Field to Glass Tours. Enjoy inventive farm-to-table pupus paired with a craft cocktail, and take in the stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and sparkling lagoon.
All guests must be 21 and over with a valid photo I.D. at the time of the tour. Reusable water cups, souvenir cups and prizes are included, and light clothing layers are recommended for higher elevation areas. For more information or to reserve your tour, please visit Maui Craft Tours or call 808.633.1801. Mahalo for reading!