Hawai‘i is no longer just for umbrella-garnished mai tais and colorful cocktails. These days, wine bars continue to offer a chance for oenophiles to ramble through the vineyards, sampling a host of wines that range from Italian and French to California and Oregon.
CATTLEYA WINE BAR
Not a traditional wine bar per se but more of a communal table (which is made of striking earpod wood), Cattleya features Mediterranean-influenced tapas paired with an impressive selection of wines from around the world. Orchids, Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Road, 808.923.2311.
VINO ITALIAN TAPAS & WINE BAR
First opened in 2004 by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya, Vino offers a dining experience that’s reminiscent of an Italian enotecca. Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.524.8466.
ISLAND VINTAGE WINE BAR
The latest wine bar to open, Island Vintage affords guests a chance to choose from 40 different wines poured from a self-service Cruvinet system. The charcuterie and cheese boards, and spicy ahi poke bites are not to be missed. Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave., 808.799.WINE (9463).
Recently awarded the Wine Spectator Award 2019, Vintage 1901 features an award-winning wine list and elevated cocktail program. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, 2365 Kalakaua Ave., 808.922.3111.