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WINE WITH REASON

Founded by two sisters, Maureen and Geri and Geri’s husband, David. Dedicated to making customers’ wine experience memorable, exciting, and informative, D’Vine Kailua Wine Bar is dedicated to their mother, Edith Nelson, who had a flair for life and love of wine, even while battling cancer. Part of the proceeds throughout the year will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, & other non-profits, in of honor of Edith. 

The Creative Curators

The D’Vine team of Maureen Nelson, Geri Nelson Bennett and David Bennett saw a tremendous opportunity about a year ago to open a wine tasting room in Kailua and are now making their long-desired dream a reality. 

Their passion for wine has grown over many years, savoring wine from all over the world and often talking about what fun it would be to have their own wine-tasting business. 

Maureen Nelson

Co-Owner

Maureen has lived in Kailua for more than twenty years and has often thought it was the perfect place for a wine bar.  Maureen has a broad background in public relations, marketing, sales, and special events, both in Hawaii and on the mainland, and enjoys using her expertise to create the best experience for her customers at D’Vine Wine Bar. Having grown up in Northern California, Maureen is used to visiting wineries and wine tasting rooms whenever she travels home and is excited to bring this concept to Kailua. 

David Bennett

Co-Owner

David has over 40 years of experience as a Sr. Executive at Pepsico, Marriott and Mail Boxes, Etc. Worldwide as well as a Professor in the Business School at California State University San Marcos and an Executive Professor in Residence at the University of San Diego. During his career, David has sat on more than 27 Boards, lectured and written on leadership and done executive coaching and mentoring on leadership. David’s passion for wine is spread out over 35 years as a wine connoisseur, buying and selling wine, and assisting in the production of a private vineyard in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and of course, he still enjoys the “fruits” of his labor on a daily basis.

Geri Bennett

Co-Owner

Geri is an adjunct college professor who has years of experience teaching both in the classroom and online and co-taught a series of classes for senior citizens entitled, Wine 101 Fundamentals, at California State University in San Marcos. She is a certified WSET Level III Wine and Spirit professional and American Wine Expert (AWE) who enjoys making learning about wine fun, educational and interactive. Geri is eager to introduce wine students of all levels to some of the fundamentals of wine while showing them how to blind wine taste like a professional.

Melissa Carr Mosher

Certified Sommelier

Melissa is a Certified Sommelier with over fifteen years experience in the beverage and hospitality industry. Her passion for wine began in San Luis Obispo, CA while obtaining her Bachelors’s Degree in Nutrition at Cal Poly. Melissa moved to Hawaii in 2005 and began working at a local winery where she became the Assistant Winemaker and Manager, making fifty different wines in small batches for customers. After several years, she enrolled in the Sommelier Program at the Pacific Culinary Institute and passed the Certified Sommelier Exam. In 2012, an opportunity at the brand new Whole Foods being built in Kailua arose and she quickly seized it as the Wine Buyer and Specialist and worked towards becoming Associate Store Team Leader. Currently, Melissa is living her best life as the Sommelier and Assistant Manager at locally owned and operated D’Vine Wine Bar. She is a Kailua homeowner and resides with her husband, son and daughter.

 Innovation of Taste

D’VINE PURPOSE

The team of Maureen Nelson, Geri Nelson Bennett and David Bennett saw a tremendous opportunity to open a wine tasting room in Kailua and are now making their long-desired dream a reality. 

Their passion for wine has grown over many years, savoring wine from all over the world and often talking about what fun it would be to have their own wine-tasting business. 

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Get D'Vine

On The Go!

We take great care in choosing the wines we offer because we want our customers to be surprised and delighted. With that in mind, D’Vine Kailua’s Bottle Shop features wines you won’t find in most wine stores, and they match the wines we have available in our tasting room. If you’ve had a chance to join us for wine tasting—and even if you haven’t--here’s an easy way to pick up a great bottle to enjoy at home.

Use our online ordering system to place a pick-up order with us. Visit our Bottle Shop To Go page to order now.

CONTACT US TODAY!
D'Vine Kailua Wine Bar
573 Kailua Road, Suite 106, Kailua, HI 96734
Tel: 808.762.3996