Housui Winery

Address & Contacts
ZIP Code 068-0837 Address
364-3,Housui-cho Iwamizawa-shi Hokkaido
TEL +81 126-20-1810
FAX +81 126-35-7200
Mail info@housui-winery.co.jp
Hour & Close
Hour 10:00-17:00
Close Wed (Jan-Mar)
Language Support & Services
Language Japanese Only
Restaurant No
cellar Door Yes
Tasting -
Grape Variety Kerner,Chardonnay,Lemberger,Pinot noir
Winery Tour Yes (Self Tour)
by Car 15 min from Mikasa IC of Hokkaido Expressway
by Train Iwamizawa station of JR Hakodate Line, and 15 min by taxi
Taxi stand at Nearest Station Yes

Report by VisitEDjapanesewinery.com

After 1 hour train ride from Sapporo station, take taxi from Iwamizawa station. 15 min ride (1500 JPY) will bring you to this winery with small wooden windmill.

This winery was the filming location for a Japanese Movie “Budo no Namida (tears of grapes)”, thus there are some remnant of the film.

You can tour freely in the winery, look down the winery facility from upstairs, and have some free tasting (depending on their stock).

In summer, there is a soft cream stand outside of the winery (winter time is closed as the photo above).

They allow you to picnic there if you buy a bottle of their wine (They don’t serve food and there is no place to buy it near there. You have to bring them yourself). You can enjoy fresh breeze of Hokkaido with beautiful view of their vineyard.

In Hokkaido, they will train the trunk of grapes uniquely tilted. This is to prevent the breakage of the cane due to the winter snow. They also undo all the training wires to release brunches from the pressure of the snow. It is a great labour as you can imagine.


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