Although Hawaii’s generally tropical climate shares little with the great winemaking areas of the world, grape growing is possible in Hawaii at elevations above 1500 feet. Hawaii’s main variety is Symphony, a white wine grape created at UC Davis by crossing Muscat of Alexandria with Grenache Gris. Hawaii also makes a variety of fun and refreshing fruit-blended wines. The resulting, fruity and off-dry to sweet, is ideally suited for Hawaii’s beaches and tropical climate. Hawaii has three wineries, one on Maui, one on Oahu and on the Hawaii. Tedeschi Vineyards/Maui’s Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch has started limited production of an island-grown Syrah.