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 Red Wine Selection For Thanksgiving!
Available Wednesday, November 25, 2015
12:00 noon - 6:00p
I would like to thank all of you who purchased my white wine selection for Thanksgiving! The Hanaiali'i Napa Valley Chardonnay is truly exceptional. It has wonderful texture/mouthfeel of apples, citrus and spice with a lingering vanilla finish. This wine has enough weight and verve to handle your turkey and its trimmings. If you're looking for a white wine for Thanksgiving, this is it! At $19 per bottle, it's selling fast!
Red Wine Selection:
Many of you were wondering about my red wine selection for Thanksgiving and fortunately I found a great one at last week's trade show! From Monterey County, Grapes's is proud to bring you Testarossa Winery’s "Cuvee Los Gatos" 2013 Pinot Noir. Medium in weight and body, Cuvee Los Gatos shows wonderful black, red and Bing cherry fruit, black tea, dried garden herbs with a line of acidity that balances out the fruit on the finish. The wine will appreciate 2-hours of air time with half an hour in the fridge. The frontline price is $33.00, Grapes is selling it for $23.00!
Testarossa Winery "Cuvee Los Gatos" 2013 Pinot Noir will be available Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! Randy
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