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.
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
Announcements & Events...
this Thursday, July 31, 2014
Grapes will be temporarily closed this Thursday, July 31, 2014. I will be attending the Johnson Brothers of Hawaii's annual trade show in Honolulu.
Grapes will re-open on Friday, August 1, 2014 with the same Batman hours of 12:00 noon to 6:00p. I hope that you can understand if I'm hanging.
Better come on down to Grapes today and load up on your favorite wines and sakes. Oh, and don't forget that pre-payment is due for the Dalla Terra Italian wine trade show.
Thank you in advance for all of your support, and I look forward to serving you upon my return.
Wine Trade Show at Cafe Pesto
Saturday, August 2, 2014
3:00 - 5:00p
We're on a roll! The Dalla Terra Italian Imports trade show is sold-out.
Grapes would like to thank all of you for your support.
Looking forward to seeing you, and once again thank you! Randy
- To confirm your attendance, please call Grapes at 933-1471 with your credit card information. NO CHECKS are allowed.
- Cancellations must be done by 6:00p, Friday, August 1, 2014
- No refunds will be given after 6:00p, Friday, August 1, 2014
Kapcsandy Estate Wines
"...nothing short of remarkable..."
Aloha Grapes Gang -
It's not often that I get a chance to promote highly sought after wines (with equally high prices), but Grapes is entering a new phase, one which offers customers an expanded range of wines suited to all budgets. Throughout the year, you will be receiving Grapes Alerts that will notify you of wines sought after by wine lovers for their exceptional taste and aging potential. Naturally, Grapes will always offer you affordable wines.
To begin this new venture, Grapes introduces you to Kapcsandy Estate Wines. I've copied and pasted what the experts have written for your reading enjoyment. Prices are for single bottles, and will be flown in by FedEx, 2-day delivery; all wines are subject to availability.
If any of you are interested, please call me at 808.933-1471 or leave me an email - Randy
Grapes will be carding all buyers starting from August 1, 2013.
This policy will apply to anyone without grey hair. Love you, too!
Grapes New Location
Grapes new address is 207 Kilauea Avenue. We are located near Puff City where Kilauea Avenue becomes one-way after Ponahawai Street if you're traveling in the Hamakua direction; across the street is Subway and Lucy's Taqueria. Our business hours will remain the same – Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p. Our new location has a lot more street parking, as well as the gravel parking lot to the corner of Mamo Street that fronts the downtown KTA Super Store. And, although we'll be twice the size, our mission remains the same – that of helping to educate you, offering you fair and competitive wine prices and giving you the best service possible.
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Grapes Has a Facebook Page!
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