New collaboration celebrates the uniqueness of Volcano’s golf and flavorsome wines
KĪLAUEA, Hawai‘i – Volcano Golf Course, Hawai‘i Island’s first and oldest golf course, has partnered with Volcano Winery to offer “Tee and Taste” – an exclusive package pairing golf play with a tasting of the finest of local wines.
“We love to explore new partnerships that support Volcano community members and businesses,” said Volcano Golf Course General Manager Dawn Crozier. “Volcano is known for its natural beauty and uniqueness, and this collaboration allows us to share this special place through its golf and wines.”
Every Tee and Taste package includes five holes of walking play at Volcano Golf Course, as well as a certificate for a tasting of six wines and two estate teas at Volcano Winery. The tasting certificates can be redeemed anytime at the winery, which is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tee and Taste packages can be purchased for $25 for kama‘āina and $35 for visitors at the Volcano Golf Course check-in.
Volcano Golf Course has been a gathering place for the community since opening in 1921 as a three-hole course on pasture lands. Today, the 18-hole, par-72 course spans 156 acres adjacent to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Since the return of the property to Kamehameha Schools in 2020, the landowner has focused its efforts on making necessary investments to enhance the golf experience while prioritizing the continued stewardship of ‘āina and the native wildlife and plants that make this place so unique.
“The Volcano Golf Course has served the Hawai‘i Island community for over 100 years,” said Crozier. “Our kuleana is to steward these lands in support of Kamehameha Schools’ educational mission, as well as ensure this cherished course continues to serve the needs of the greater community.”
Just a two-minute drive away from the first tee at the golf course, Volcano Winery features several signature wines, including the Volcano Red, Hawaiian Guava-Grape, Volcano Blush, and Macadamia Nut Honey Wine. Founded in 1986, the winery produces a total of three grape wines, three fruit blends and two honey meads. In addition to the wines and teas, Volcano Winery also offers gift items from local vendors, including cookies, butters, salts, coffee and artwork.
“Among numerous similarities between our brands, we share a commitment to providing memorable experiences for Hawai‘i Island residents and visitors alike,” said Alex Wood, vice president of Volcano Winery.
To book tee times, swing lessons and to learn more about the Tee and Taste package, call (808) 319-4745 or visit www.volcanogc.com.
About Volcano Golf Course
For more than 100 years at Volcano Golf Course, guests have been treated to panoramic views of both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea while playing alongside endemic ‘ōhi‘a trees that bloom vibrant red, and the nēnē, Hawai‘i’s state bird that nest throughout the property. This 18-hole golf course is set on the rim of the active Kīlauea volcanic crater 4,000 feet above the sea, making it a truly unique golfing experience and now offers new EZGO golf carts for rental during your round. Volcano Golf Course is managed by Indigo Sports, a Troon company. For more information, visit www.volcanogc.com.
About Volcano Winery
Volcano Winery’s 4,000-foot location, at the summit of Kīlauea volcano, is unique for Hawai‘i in that all environmental conditions needed for successful and consistent grape growing exists here. Grapevines need dry, warm weather in the spring and summer to develop and ripen fruit, and cold winters to trigger and maintain dormancy. The winery is in a transition zone between the wet, east side of the island and the dry, Ka‘u desert to the West.
At the vineyard’s high elevation, wintertime temperatures drop to around 38 degrees which is low enough to satisfy the grapes chill hour requirements of a cumulative 150 hours below 45 degrees F. In the summer, temperatures warm to the high 70s, perfect for ripening our Pinot noir, Symphony, Syrah and Cayuga White grapes.
In addition to growing grapes, the winery also grows tea. The tea garden now yields high quality loose leaf black and white tea as well as the black tea needed for our tea wine, Infusion. Wine and tea tasting in paradise is just a sip away at Volcano Winery on the Big Island, open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
For more information visit volcanowinery.com.
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About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. In 2015, Kamehameha Schools embarked on a bold voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, achieve postsecondary educational success and become leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).