Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pinot Grigio from the Kilauea Volcano
The slopes of the Big Island are well known for the hot lava that is currently spewing out of Kilauea, Hawaii’s active volcano, but not many of us know about the winery that has been growing grapes and making wine since 1993. Volcano Winery just bottled a new Pinot Grigio from winemaker Tim Kenny, as well as winning awards this year with their “Infusion” wine, a new twist on an old favorite, the honey and tea wine.
Volcano Winery is located at a 4000 foot elevation near Volcano National Park, on Kilauea the current active volcano on the southeast side Big Island. It is the only winery on the island. Grapes varieties grown here are the Marchael Foch, Chambourcin, Pinot Noir and the Cayuga White. Kenny says, ” These hybrid grapes are less susceptible to pathogen infection here and somewhat resistant to the high pressure at our site. The Foch makes a lighter fruity red wine. the Chambourcin is a black grape that makes a deep stand alone wine. The Pinot Noir is a good fit for our cooler climate, and the Cayuga makes a sweeter wine well suited to blending.” READ MORE...CLICK HERE