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The Vanillerie

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Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Come for the informative tour, stay for the delicious vanilla ice cream

JR, one of the co-owners, was our tour guide, and it is amazing to see how knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Make the Time to Take a Tour

We found The Vanillerie on our last full day in Kona. The tour was most informative and we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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We invite guests to our farm to see, smell, taste, and feel vanilla growing on the vine in our shade house oases in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, five minutes from the Kona International Airport. Come to learn about the beautiful vanilla...more
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73-4301 Laui St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9010
+1 808-331-8535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JR, one of the co-owners, was our tour guide, and it is amazing to see how knowledgeable and creative he is in farming the volcanic soil. We learned the process for making high quality vanilla - the plants take 3 years to start growing beans,...More

2  Thank Bessandra54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found The Vanillerie on our last full day in Kona. The tour was most informative and we enjoyed seeing and understanding each aspect of producing vanilla. I will never blink at the cost of vanilla beans, ever again ... it's a labor of love,...More

3  Thank Minnie27_12
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My husband and I were the only two people on the tour so I was thrilled that I could ask Guy a lot of questions without annoying other visitors (my husband indulges my microbiology-based questions). Vanilla processing involves fermentation, which I knew something about, but...More

2  Thank robNrom
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We had reserved places for the tour, but other commitments severely limited our time. The lady at the Vanillerie went out of her way to give us an impromptu, casual tour, showing us the highlights in the time that we had available. We greatly appreciate...More

1  Thank Hunter W
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to beat a tour guided by the person who singlehandedly built a vanilla bean farm. A scary amount of trial and error went into the development of a beautiful farm. He pollinates EACH flower by HAND. Tour finishes in the gift shop of course,...More

2  Thank Dave T
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This was the most interesting tour and J.R. was so knowledgeable... probably because he also worked the farm !!!! I will never buy imitation vanilla extract again ... the real stuff made here is so better!! Make sure you add this tour to your “...More

2  Thank rxkona
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The facility is small but very welcoming. we enjoyed a private tour as we were the only people present for the afternoon tour. On the tour you learn about how unique this farm is, how vanilla is grown, pollinated, picked, processed and sold. As you...More

1  Thank Landon T
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we stopped here for the 11 o’clock tour. We had a 3 o’clock flight so the proximity to the airport was great. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It was fascinating to find out how we end up ugh vanilla...More

1  Thank smb4x4
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The tour was very educational. The facility is new and small. Our family had a private tour as we were the only people on the afternoon tour. You learn about how vanilla is grown, processed, and uses. I was surprised that the vanilla bean is...More

1  Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour, flowers bloom in spring so we got first hand demonstration of pollination process. Beautiful. Highly recommend for this on west side of island. Educational and fun. If coming from east side, make this a stop on your tour of the island. Easy to...More

1  Thank Linda W
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