Don’t miss the rare chance to see the winemaking process!
The winery tour starts in the underground wine cellar. Visitors walk the aisles lined with large barrels full of wine in the embrace of a mellow aroma. With murals depicting wine and grapes adorning the walls, the wine cellar is quite a magical place.
Back at ground level, take in the rare vision of the winemaking process, including bottles being filled on the production line on the other side of the window.
At the end of the tour waits the fun wine tasting corner, where there are at least five different types of the winery’s prided products, and all are free to taste. A must is that made with the Koshu variety of grape native to Japan, listed as a wine grape by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin, or OIV). It draws attention as the only wine that pairs well with Japanese food, and is exported to EU countries under the name Koshu. Although for a charge, you can also taste vintage wine produced in any year after 1945. The experience of sipping wine your age in the romantic atmosphere of the winery is worth the small fee.
The wines available for tasting are all served directly from the barrel for hygiene. Grape juice is available for children and drivers, so the whole family can enjoy the tour. The winery even offers an array of souvenirs, like original sweets made with wine.