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.
- 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
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.