In the beginning, two young men from Yamanashi went to France to learn wine making and after they were back to Japan, built the first winery in Japan. 303 Japanese winery have been founded so far. And today, many people are enjoying to see and taste Japanese winery.
Maruki Winery is one of the oldest winery in Japan. You can learn the history of Japanese wine making here. There are 4 types of tours including grape picking which is popular of Yamanashi sightseeing.
Address : 2488 Katsunumacho Shimoiwasaki, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1313
L’Orient Wine Shirayuri Brewery
Shirayuri Brewery is founded by a family in 1964. There are 5 types of tours such as grape treading, farm work experience, bottling wine, making an original label and so on!
Address : 878-2 Katsunumacho Todoroki, Koshu, Yamanashi 409-1315
St.Cousair Winery & Vineyards
There are 2 types of tour at this brewery. One is a simple tour that you can see around farm and brewery by free of charge. The other one is more professional contents tour explained by maker.
Address : 1260 Imogawa, Iizuna, Kamiminochi District, Nagano 389-1201
Fuefuki wine is one of the Yamanashi wine which is famous wine of Japan. Here also you can have brief experience of wine making. Picking grapes and taste (all you can eat), treading grapes and taste the juice. Lastly, draw your original design on label of wine bottle.
Address : 992 Misakacho Natsumehara, Fuefuki, Yamanashi 406-0804
This one is relatively new winery in Gunma founded in 2001. There is just one professional tour that guides the maker. Contents of the tour are seeing farm, brewing process, aging process and tasting.
Address : 379-1203 Gunma, Tone District, Showa, Itoi, Ohinata 6843