Enjoying a nice glass of wine while watching a beautiful Hawaiian sunset from some of the most prime Diamond Head real estate is something most people can only dream of. Being able to sit out on a veranda and watch as the sun bobs below the horizon is quite a sight to see. This is because sunsets in the islands are especially beautiful, not just because of the picturesque landscape, but also the wonderful hues of orange, red, and pink that fill the skies even after the sun has long passed under the horizon.
Sharing a bottle of wine with someone while watching the intriguing spectacle is even better. Imagine being able to sit in comfortable lounge chairs with the waning sun in the distance and a special glass of wine to toast to. Honolulu has several wine specialty stores that provide exceptional selection and are within a short distance from Diamond Head homes. Some of the more popular shops include Fujioka’s Wine Times, Vintage Wine Seller, and Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Not only are these stores reasonably priced but also can be reached by a brisk walk or five-minute drive. For wine purchases out of normal store hours, grocery chains like Safeway, Times, and Foodland also have good selection.
Although Hawaii does not have a history as being a major wide producing region, there are three main wineries located in the islands. Aside from the Diamond Head Winery, there is also the Tedeschi Vinyards and the Volcano Winery.
The Tedeschi Vinyards is the only commercial winery established on the island of Maui. It is located on a 20,000 acre estate that is part of Ulupalakua Ranch characterized by lush pastureland, majestic mountain landscapes, and towing trees. The vineyards were established in 1974. Today the Tedeschi Vineyards produces fine red, white, and sparkling wines, as well as their own specialty wines such as the Framboise de Maui Raspberry Wine.
The Volcano Winery is located on the Island of Hawaii located in a region known as Volcano. Although the Volcano Winery’s fine products are only available throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the winery offers an excellent selection of their own Symphony wines, fruit-blended wines, and honey wines. Some of their popular wines include Symphony Dry, Symphony Mele, Volcano Red, Volcano Blush, Hawaiian Guava, and Macadamia Nut Honey.
Chances are that people looking at Oahu Hawaii homes for sale will be interested in the rich heritage and history that has made Oahu and Hawaii as a whole such a special place to live. Located in Laie, on the northern shores of Oahu, is the Polynesian Cultural Center. A short and scenic 45-minute drive from Waikiki and downtown Honolulu will take guests from the urban city life of south Oahu to the totally transformed countryside up north. Besides a variety of seasonal special events, like the Moanikeala
Hula Festival, World Fireknife Championships, Samoa Festival, Te Mahana Hiroa O Tahiti Dance Festival, and the Te Manahua Maori Cultural Competition, the center also features a variety of hands-on, interactive activities to immerse guests into the Polynesian culture of not only the Hawaiians but other Pacific Islander ethnicities. “Horizons” is the trademark show that demonstrates art and dance of the different cultures. The IMAX theater serves the same demonstrative purpose. Canoe rides are usually available as tour guides paddle visitors across the scenic lagoon and provide a running informational background on things to see along the water’s shores. The main activity at the center is the different villages, each one displaying several unique cultural attributes as well as having demonstrations by appropriately dressed representatives of each ethnicity. Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, and Marquesas each has their own village and set of huts on display.