Big Island

For the Love of Wine

Clos Du Val vineyards in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley, one of the hardest hit regions. Fortunately, they did not sustain damage, however, many neighboring wineries and vineyards did.

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

90-Acre Estate on slopes of Mt. Hualalai | $14.5 million | 5,391 Sq.Ft. | 3 BR/5.5BA | MLS 295006

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.

Space for 1,600 bottles of wine at Waiaha Estates.

Contemporary Beauty at Kukio

Kukio MB20 | $7.2 million | Sq. Ft. 6,713| 5 BR/5.5BA | 1.95 acres | MLS 609175

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.

The home’s temperature-controlled wine room preserves wines in ideal conditions.

More Information

For more information on these homes or additional Hawaii Island real estate opportunities, please contact Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, Director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or

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