Several days ago, just prior to the start of the devastating fires in Northern California’s world-acclaimed wine country, I had the privilege of sharing the judging panel for “To Live and Dine 2017” with Hawaii native Amy Hanaiali‘i at The Modern Honolulu. Amy is the owner of Hanaiali‘i Wines in Napa Valley.
While the wine country fires are diminishing now, thousands of residents have been affected and face a challenging and long road to recovery. We can all help support their efforts by purchasing bottles of vino from these appellations. Even if you don’t imbibe, wine makes a fabulous gift! These regions are among the most beautiful and unique in the country. Did I mention the food? Undeniably, among the very best in the world. Be sure to plan a visit soon.
In the meantime, among my current listings are outstanding estates with spacious temperature-controlled wine rooms. Make one of them yours and you’ll have no worries about where to store the newly purchased treasures!
Private Estate on Slopes of Mt. Hualalai
Stunning entry to the Waiaha Estates in Holualoa. It features 2 pools, a lighted tennis court, golf driving range, bocce ball court and orchards filled with mature tropical fruit trees. Among all the incredible amenities, luxury finishes found at this private estate and situated above Kailua-Kona, is a 1,600-bottle temperature-controlled wine room.
Contemporary Beauty at Kukio
Winner of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt in 2016, this luxurious getaway at Kukio on the Kona/Kohala Coast boasts absolutely seamless indoor/outdoor living spaces and naturally inspired design that complements the surrounding landscape. Lanai with a view! The only thing missing from this picture is you toasting your new home with a glass of fine Northern California wine.