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
Wine Pairing Dinner
Akmal's Indian Cuisine
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Please join us as Grapes presents a wine pairing dinner with Samania "Sam" Akmal on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Sam has been cooking for over 14-years specializing in North Indian or Punjab cuisine. She is also the founder of Hawaii Lassi; a yogurt beverage sold island-wide.
We will be eating her marvelous food at her pop-up restaurant located in the foyer of the old Kress Theater (front-street near the tsunami museum). The food will be served traditionally on banana leaves and cut out banana stocks.
It will be a wonderful evening sampling Sam's Indian cuisine.
Looking forward to seeing you! Randy
GOOD TO REMEMBER:
- Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
- Time: 6:00p – 8:30p
- Location: Foyer of the old Kress Theater (174 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo)
li>Seating: Seating is limited to four guest per table
- Tariff: Pre-payment of $44.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
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