Selected Placements

Grapevine Productions has secured editorial coverage for clients in every major national consumer, trade culinary, and travel publication, numerous newspapers, and Hawai‘i and network television stations including but not limited to Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Sunset, Bride’s, Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Orange County Register, The Oregonian, NBC TODAY, Food Network, and PBS.

Selected Placements

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar’s signature Panko-Crusted Ahi Sashimi featured on Cooking Channel “Best Thing I Ever Ate – Extra Crispy,” February 2018

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, ranked #1 Bed and Breakfast on Maui,, December 2014,

Roselani Ice Cream included in The New York Times Ice Cream Issue, July 2, 2014
(re-print in Seattle Times  ice-cream-brands-from-around-the-country/

Nobriga’s Ranch included in ten-page photo essay, ISLANDS magazine, March 2010

Executive Chef Ivan Pahk, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Maui, featured on (Dec. 16, 2009) and (Jan. 19, 2010),

Catherine Nobriga Kim profiled in Enterprising Women magazine, Winter 2009

Nobriga Family Businesses featured in Family Business magazine, Spring 2009

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Marin magazine, January 2013,

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, TravelAge West, June 26, 2011,

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Sunset magazine, May 2010

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Conde Nast Traveler, July 2008

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Bride’s, Feb/March 2008 and May/June 2005

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Travel + Leisure, January 2008

I’o restaurant inducted into DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), Class of 2007

Pacific’O and I’o restaurants listed in “Top 10 Restaurants in the Nation with Farm Connections,” Gourmet, October 2007

VINO Italian Tapas & Wine Bar (Honolulu), Food & Wine (Best Wine Experience, Honolulu – “Hottest Restaurants in the World”), May 2006

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas / VINO Italian Tapas & Wine Bar (Honolulu), Food & Wine (“Where To Go Next, Hawai‘i”), January 2006

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, only Hawai‘i property on Fodor’s Top 20 Hotels of the World list, 2005

VINO Italian Tapas & Wine Bar (Maui), Conde Nast Traveler (“Hot Tables”), May 2004

Roselani Ice Cream, Conde Nast Traveler; April 2004

Chef D.K. Kodama, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Appearance on TODAY (NBC), March 2004

Sansei Seafood Restaurant &Sushi Bar and I’o restaurant, Italian Vogue,  February2004

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, Travel + Leisure, Ranked #5 in “Top  Ten B&Bs in the United States,” June 2000,

Beach House Restaurant, Kaua‘I, Restaurants & Institutions, Cover, “Ethnic Salads Accent Menus,” March 1, 2000

David Paul’s Lahaina Grill, five-page, full-color feature, “Restaurant of the Month,” Bon Appétit, February 199

Cheeseburger in Paradise, only Hawai‘i restaurant included in the Beef Industry Council’s national “Burger Boom” campaign, State of Hawai‘i Beef Backer Award winner in 1996

Chef David Paul Johnson, two-page, full-color Illy Caffe ad in Food Arts magazine, December 1995, the only Hawai‘i chef ever featured in Illy national advertising campaign

Fourth Annual “A Taste of Lahaina,” Coverage on TODAY (NBC), September 1995

Chef David Paul Johnson, Appearance on TODAY (NBC), July 1995

Maui Stingrays, NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, December 1994

Third Annual “A Taste of Lahaina,” CBS This Morning, September 1994

Food & Wine Cover, Hali‘imaile General Store, signature dessert, Piña Colada Cheesecake (“Hawai‘i: The Next Wave”), March 1992, the only Hawai‘i restaurant ever featured on Food & Wine cover

Introduced “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine” to national media, 1988. (Chef Mark Ellman, of Avalon restaurant in Lahaina, was the first restaurateur on Maui to use and promote local products and to encourage other chefs to do the same, launching “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine” on Maui. Avalon was Grapevine Productions’ first client and the first place where national media experienced the new “culinary movement.”)


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