The Polynesian island chain in the northern Pacific Ocean with the main island of the same name (also called Big Island) and the capital Honolulu was US federal territory since 1898 and became the 50th state of the USA in 1959. It produces fruit wine from various tropical fruits, but mainly from pineapple. The biggest producer is Volcano Winery, but they do not produce real wine from grapes. On the second largest island of Maui, the winery "Tedeschi Vineyard and Winery" was founded in 1974 in Ulupalukua by the winemaker Emil Tedeschi from the Californian Napa Valley. There the pineapple wine "Maui Blanc", the pineapple sparkling wine "Maui Sparkling", a rosé cuvée from the Carnelian and Chenin Blanc varieties, as well as the red wines "Ulupalakua" and "Plantation" from the Carnelian variety are produced. Every year in November, Hawaii hosts the "Annual Winter Wine Escape" event with 50 producers from all over the world.