Who We Are...
Grapes is Hilo's first and only dedicated wine store. We don't sell beer, hard liquor, cigarettes, beef-jerky, wine gizmos…you get the idea. The store is cozy (200 sq feet!) and specializes in wines not commonly found in super markets. Grapes offers you a selection of over 100 different wines from around the world, with most wines priced between $10-$13 per bottle (of course this doesn't stop us from buying Brunello's either).
The proprietor of Grapes is Randy Nunokawa. Randy is committed to finding you the best wines for the best value. He tastes all wines prior to sale to assure you of quality and to help you with wine and food pairings, (Hey, it's a hard job, but somebody has to do it!).
Some of our first time customers have a hard time finding Grapes. We're located in the town of Hilo on the east side of Hawai'i Island, on Kilauea Avenue between Ponahawai and Mamo Streets; across the street is Subway and Lucy's Taqueria. Yep, this is a small town where most directions are given based on landmarks. Street parking is available as well as the gravel parking lot on the corner of Mamo Street that fronts the downtown KTA Super Store.
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Grapes is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. We are closed on Sundays because that's when Randy plays golf and on Mondays because that's when he recovers from playing golf.
If you're looking for a specific bottle of wine or have a question about pairing wine with a special meal, please contact us. We'd love to help.
You may reach us at (808) 933-1471 or email at email@example.com.
Grapes Gang Newsletter...
Our Grapesvine newsletters inform you of upcoming wine tastings, as well as special events. They give you a description and price of each wine being offered. Meant for your enjoyment, the newsletters can be a bit risque and sometimes goofy. We hope you like them! Click here to subscribe or to view the archive.
Grapes Gift Certificates...
We offer gift certificates so come in and buy.
All buyers carded...
This policy will apply to anyone without grey hair. Love you, too!
It is our wish that you enjoy good food with good friends, and the perfect bottle of wine.
Looking forward to serving you! The Grapes Guy Randy
Grapes Closed, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Grapes will be closed this Wednesday (May 25, 2016) due to a wine trade show. Grapes will reopen Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:00 noon.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
3:00p - 6:30p
First off, I'd like to congratulate all the moms and dads who have a son or daughter that is graduating from school. Such a wonderful event sends a powerful message to those who have persevered in the pursuit of knowledge, as well as learning to work and live in a school setting, that you’ve got the gumption to make it and to succeed. Bravo to you all!
Our Thursday's wine tasting will showcase three red and one white wine that will surely add to the festivities of graduating time. From Spain we will be tasting Juan Gil's 2013 Silver Label that is one of their best. From Argentina, we will taste Pascual Toso's new Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, and Canoe Ridge's spectacular Cabernet, as well as a mouthwatering Pinot Blanc from Wolfberger.
Looking forward to seeing you and your friends at this Thursday’s tasting – Randy
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