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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Wine Tasting!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
3:00p - 6:30p
Just in time for this Sunday’s Valentine’s Day, Grapes will be tasting sparkling wines! I find that sparkling wines set the perfect stage for a romantic evening. Just put on some romantic tunes, lower the lights, serve a sparkler with fresh strawberries with brown sugar, do a little dance, and watch the fireworks begin!
To choose the right sparkler, we will be tasting a Prosecco from Villa Sandi, a Crémant from Boisset, and a rosé and brut from Juve y Camps.
Looking forward to seeing you and your friends at this Thursday tasting! Randy
Encore 2016 Chinese New Year Dinner
at Hilo Rice Noodle
Sunday, February 21, 2016
We would like to thank all of you for your support of Grapes’s encore Chinese New Year dinner at Hilo Rice Noodle on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
All seats have been sold for this second dinner. Please remember to call Grapes at 808.933-1471 to arrange credit card payment via phone. No checks, please.
Looking forward to seeing you at this exclusive event! Randy
The tariff of $59.00 per person is now due and can be completed via phone. Visa or MasterCard is accepted; sorry no checks.
GOOD TO REMEMBER:
- Date: Encore Dinner — Sunday, February 21, 2016
- Time: 6:00p – 8:30p
- Location: Hilo Rice Noodle Soup Restaurant, 1990 Kinoole Street
- Tariff: $59.00 per person. Fee includes tax and gratuity; tasting pours will be limited to 2-oz per person per course.
- Cancellations must be done by 6:00p, Friday February 19, 2016
- No refunds will be given after 6:00p, Friday February 19, 2016
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