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Hawaii wine

Hawaii
Wine region
Map of the major islands of the State Of Hawai'i
Official name State of Hawaii
Type U.S. state
Year established 1959
Country USA
Soil conditions mostly volcanic
Total area 10,931 square miles (28,311 km2)
No. of vineyards 2
Grapes produced Symphony[1]
No. of wineries 3

Hawaii wine refers to wine made from the U.S. state of Hawaii. The island of Maui is where the bulk of the state's wine is produced though there is some production on the island of Hawaii. The state mainly produces fruit wine such as a pineapple sparkling wine.[2]

Contents

  • Grapes and wines 1
  • Availability within the United States 2
  • Wineries 3
  • References 4

Grapes and wines

The Symphony grape is the principal grape wine made in the state and produces an off-dry, fruity white wine. Viticulture in Hawaii is made possible by the higher elevation of the area's volcanic mountains and ridges.[3]

Availability within the United States

A law passed in 2001 and signed by Governor Ben Cayetano opened up the Hawaiian wine industry to more domestic trading within the mainland United States. The new law allows the state to enter into reciprocal trade agreements with other states, enabling residents of Hawaii to purchase wine directly from wineries in those states in exchange for those states allowing Hawaiian wineries to sell wine in those states without having to go through a wholesaler in the typical three-tier distribution system.[4]

Wineries

Three main wineries operate in Hawaii:[5]

References

  1. ^ Appellation America (2007). "Hawaii: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 16, 2007.
  2. ^ J. Robinson "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 341 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  3. ^ Appellation America Hawaii Appellation info
  4. ^ J. Gaffney "Hawaii Says Aloha to Home Deliveries of Wine" The Wine Spectator May 03, 2001
  5. ^ List of Hawaiian wineries
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