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Our wine list features the best vintages from producers such as:

Chalk Hill * Kistler * Girard

Pahlmeyer * Louis Jadot * Sonoma-Cutrer

 

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white wines

crisp and fruity


Glass Bottle
Birichino Vin Gris ~ Monterey
A beautiful dry Rose made from light pressings of old vine Cinsault and Grenache. Dominant floral, guava and citrus fruits rise from the glass and lead to a light bodied, crisp palette of rosehips and orchard fruits followed by mouthwatering natural acidity.

32
Benvolio Pinot Grigio ~ Italy
Elegant, delicate, and fruity with a clean, flinty quality on the palate and an especially fragrant bouquet.
9 34
Selbach “Ahi” Riesling ~ Germany
Fresh and lively with a touch of smoky minerality from the slate soils. The nice balance with restrained fruitiness and low alcohol make for a versatile food friendly sipper. A perfect match with our appetizers or seafood dishes.
9 36
Cambiata Albarino ~ Monterey
Strikingly vibrant and distinctive with ripe juicy pear, marmalade and citrus notes, accented with citrus blossom and a clean, snappy finish.
10 39
Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ~ Miller Ranch, Napa Valley
Ripe grapefruit and melon, with aromas of tangerine and lime. Juicy, elegant and complex with a vibrant finish.
10 40
Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre ~ Loire Valley, France
A very pure Sauvignon Blanc from the Sancerre appellation of France with generous citrus blossom aromas and a fresh expansive palate. Fresh lemony whispers on the finish makes it a fabulous complement to simple fish dishes and salads.

60

big and rich


Sonoma-Cutrer “Russian River Ranches” Chardonnay
At first youthful, fresh, crisp, clean and lean - then classic ripe Chardonnay aromas of honey, pear nectar and citrus blossom, softly framed by toasty, caramelized oak tones.
12 48
Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc ~ Chalk Hill, Sonoma
Lush aromas of grapefruit, honeysuckle and exotic spice are met by a vibrant band of tropical fruit and mineral flavors. The wine is lengthy and persistent, a classic effort.

54
Newton Chardonnay ~ NapaValley
Smooth, rich and full-bodied. A delicious, fragrant style that packs in a lot of apple, pear, fig and melon flavors while maintaining a sense of elegance and finesse.

54
Flowers Chardonnay ~ Sonoma Coast
Aromas of citrus blossoms, wet slate and mandarin orange zest burst from the glass, while a palate of stone fruits, Asian pear and a sublime texture gives you everything you could want and more. If you like your California Chardonnay with a little hint of Meursault, then your search is over.

85
Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard ~ Sonoma Valley
Light gold green in color this crisp Burgundian style wine balances fruit and oak with perfect acidity. A Chardonnay of consistent high quality that speaks for itself.

110
Louis Jadot Chassagne - Montrachet ~ Burgundy, France
Dry, slightly floral nose with honey and lime beginning to come through on the very well structured palate. The finish is very long with nicely layered fruit, minerals and hints of wood spice.

105
Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze ~ Burgundy, France
Biodynamically grown from a small village in the Maconnais, this wine exhibits racy aromas of lime, lemon, talc-y minerals, jasmine and green tea; very tight initially, but aeration brings up fresh orange and pear qualities that carry onto the palate. A firm, juicy and refreshing wine that develops greater depth and power in the glass.

75

sparkling wine


Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc ~ Napa Valley
Dry, firm and crisp with abundant flavors of lemon, apple, pear and ripe melon. This sparkling wine is an ideal accompaniment to fresh seafood and spicy dishes.

60
Mumm’s Napa Brut - N/V 187ml
A classic sparkler that is exceptionally well balanced, fresh and lively with light aromas of citrus fruits and spring flowers.

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If you wish to bring your own wine there will be a $25.00 corkage fee per bottle.



red wines

light and fruity


Glass Bottle
Carmel Road Pinot Noir ~ Monterey
Rich and complex marked by crushed blackberry, ripe strawberries, warm spice and refreshing red fruit tones on the finish.
11 43
Belle Glos “Meiomi” Pinot Noir ~ Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara
Aromas of cola, blackberries and a sweet cedar note evolve on the palette of bright cherry and supple black fruits. This high-styled wine finishes with velvety tannins, leather, and stylish vanilla notes.

42
La Follette Pinot Noir ~ North Coast
A bright entry of red cherry transitions mid- palate to charcuterie and cranberry, offering a lovely acid/tannin balance. The late palate displays intriguing notes of quince and lavender, wrapped in a long, spicy finish.

48
Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir ~ Russian River
Deep plum in color and perfumed with dark fruits, woodsy notes and spice. Black raspberry and boysenberry introduce a palate that is vibrant and lithe, intermingling earthy notes of tea and forest floor around a velvety, mouth-filling core of perfectly ripened fruit. Bright acidity cleanses the palate and provides the perfect counterpoint to the supple tannins that grace the finish.

115

smooth and spicy


La Posta “Pizzella Family Vineard” Malbec ~ Argentina
“Ripe and flashy, with a showy layer of mocha leading the way for spice cake, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors laid over a lush, creamy finish.

33
J. Lohr “Los Osos” Estate Merlot ~ Paso Robles
A mature red color with a raspberry hue. Black cherry and pomegranate aromas are accent uated by toasty oak signatures reminiscent of hazelnut and dark chocolate. The soft red wine has a fine texture on the palate and finishes with a bright Rainier cherry fruit signature.
9 32
Innocent Bystander Shiraz ~ Australia
This Shiraz has a touch of Viognier and offers an exotic marmalade and black currant-scented nose medium body, plenty of fruit, little oak and a lovely finish.
10 44
John Duval “Plexus” - Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre ~ Barossa, Australia
Fragrant aromatics and a spicy nose, showing an array of red and black fruits and subtle oak. Ripe, fine tannins and good concentration provide structure, length and a seamless balance. Beautiful mate!

65

big and bold


Chateau St. Michelle “Indian Wells” Merlot ~ Columbia Valley, Washington
Wonderful aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, bright cherry and a hint of anise and mocha. A complex palette of toasty vanilla and supple tannins are followed by a long, smooth finish that compliment a wide range of our food.

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Girard “Old Vines” Zinfandel ~ Napa Valley
Lush dark-fruit aromas of blueberry and raspberry are immediately apparent. Hints of coffee and caramel float on top of earthy undertones.

49
Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel ~ Russian River Valley
Dark ruby-garnet color with an intoxicating nose of black raspberry compote and a strong note of blood orange. On the palate, it is seamless and harmonious with concentrated flavors of red and black berry fruit building though to the gentle tannic finish. A wine of both power and finesse from one of the greatest Zinfandel producers in California.

85
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Paso Robles
Attractive bouquet of red and black fruits reminiscent of currants, cherry and blackberry layered with spicy notes of anise, vanilla and cedar. The palate is complex with bright fruits of black currant, cherry and boysenberry mixed with licorice and subtle mineral notes followed by smooth round tannins.
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Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Alexander Valley
Enjoy flavors of red currant, cherry, blackberry and blueberry with a hint of vanilla from oak aging. Round tannins balance and support this medium-bodied wine’s ripe fruit.

105
Pahlmeyer “Proprietary Red” ~ Napa Valley
Pungent aromas of dark chocolate, creme de casis, leather and spice. Extraordinary structure that is full bodied and rich with a finish that lasts for seemingly minutes. This is a blockbuster wine not to be missed!

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port


Dow’s 10 Year Tawny ~ Portugal 3 oz pour
Rich amber color with round mellow fruit, caramel and soft almond notes on the finish. A perfect pairing with our warm chocolate cake.
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If you wish to bring your own wine there will be a $25.00 corkage fee per bottle.



wines by the glass

white wine

Benvolio Oinot Grigio, Italy ~ 9
Selbach “Ahi” Riesling, German ~ 9
Cambiata Albarino, Monterey ~ 10
Miller Ranch, Napa Valley
Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ~ 10
“Russian River Ranches”
Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay ~ 12
Mumm’s Napa Brut ~ 13
N/V 187ml

red wine

Carmel Road Pinot Noir ~ 11
Monterey
J. Lohr “Los Osos” Estate Merlot ~ 9
Palos Robles
Innocent Bystander Shiraz ~ 10
Australia
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 15
Palos Robles
Dow’s 10 Year Tawny ~ 7
Portugal 3 oz pour

beer

Hinano Lager ~ 5
Kona Longboard Lager ~ 5
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale ~ 5
Samuel Smith Organic Lager ~ 7
Samuel Smith Imperial Stout ~ 7

sake

Ty Ku Junmai Ginjo Sake ~ Nara, Japan 720ml ~ $40 bottle
Super premium Junmai Ginjo sake brewed and imported from Nara, Japan crafted from specialty Yamada Nishiki and Akebono grain rice polished to 55% to remove impurities. Rich and silky texture with hints of peach and vanilla notes. Enjoy this premium sake like a fine white wine, chilled.

Ty Ku Ginger Lime Sake Cocktail ~ $8 glass
Our fresh lime juice and organic ginger puree from the Big Island mixed with Ty Ku Super Premium sake for a light low calorie cocktail.

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A Little Hanalei History

  

Our plantation cottage was first built in the 1860’s...

by Ho Pak Yet and his wife [name unavailable], who as teenage newlyweds sailed from China to work on Hawaiian plantations.  Later they prospered as

sandalwood traders with their own ship.  They settled in Hanalei to grow rice and raise their five children (descendants still live nearby). They built this

house and another, plus a few structures that took on varying identities: coffee shop, saloon, bakery, tailor shop, general store, and mah-jongg casino.

 

A century later, this lone surviving cottage was turned into the Hanalei Museum.    But age took its toll…and 1992’s powerful Hurricane Iniki dealt the final blow.   

     We rebuilt an exact replica of the structure, and opened Postcards Café in 1996.

                          

We hope that its history and charm, and a stellar dining  experience, will enhance your enjoyment of beautiful Kauai.

 

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As with every restaurant, there may be changes in ingredients, availability or prices

 Postcards’ dishes are seasoned with fresh herbs from our garden.   We use primarily organic ingredients, including our own bananas, papayas,

avocados and limes. We use no meat, poultry, refined sugar, or products with  chemical additives.  Items may change due to seasonal availability.

 

 

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