This past Thursday, Maui Aloha Weddings attended a party at Oceans Vodka in Maui. The company has been producing fine Vodka for 8 years now but has just recently opened its farm to the public. Gary, our activities director, received an invitation to come and tour the farm and of course, sample the Vodka! We had a wonderful time and thank Shay for having us.
The Vodka is the finest made from sugar cane which the island of Maui is known for. They also use deep sea mineral water from 3000 feet down near the big island of Hawaii to complete their product. It's by far the smoothest, tasting Vodka around and as a family of owners, we wish them continued luck and appreciate another new way to use our agriculture here in Maui.
What has this to do with weddings? Oceans Vodka has a wonderful area as shown to us by Shonna, where Brides and Grooms can be married (or remarried) under a wood canapy that can be beautifully decorated with flowers or just leave the natural wood. If you are then to go to your reception, you walk through a wonderful isle of sugar cane to a full grassy area of 3 acres overlooking Maui. It's quite beautiful to see during the day but at sunset it is sensational. You get the best of sunsets as you look down at the ocean and town of Kihei.
Within the week, we will have the Oceans Vodka farm on our venue list and we can highly recommend it. Having cocktails and a meal with that sunset was a real treat. Seeing the tent set up and imagining having a reception set up in this space was very easy. It's just that breathtaking.
As always, we at Maui Aloha Weddings are always looking for new, affordable wedding venues for you to celebrate your vows and have a reception. We are really happy to introduce Ocean Vodkas to you.
When traveling in Maui, be sure to stop by for a tour. The price is $10.00 and includes a complete tour of the facilities and tasting – which you don't want to miss. You will have a taste of the vodka, the mineral water and then the vodka with a juice added. This would be a great day trip because right next store is the Surfing Goat Farm where you can also have a tour. Besides seeing the goats and the milking station, you get a sampler of great tasting goat cheese in many different flavors. To top it off you will need to buy one of their truffles where the ganache is made with goat cream and vodka. Ganache is actually two thirds chocolate and one third cream and the Surfing Goat Dairy and Ocean Vodka truffles are the absolute best!
It would be a great time up country for a family and visitors to spend time and see the island. Also upcounty is Maui's only winery, Makawao (our cowboy town) and I guess we cannot forget to mention Haleakala, Maui's volcano crater.
Maui Aloha Weddings is a full service wedding company. From the time we meet you at the airport until you leave our islands, we are here to help you and not just with the most important part – your wedding and reception. We are here to help you fill in the entire week with beach, activities, beach, great restaurants and did I mention the beach? When you leave Maui – we want you to count the days until you come back!