Mongakudani Winery

Jan. 8

I participated in Mongakudani Winery tasting event.

Mongakudani Winery is a new winery established last year in Yoichi Hokkaido.



Mr. & Mrs. Kihara grow seven grape varieties by organic method and produce wine by field blending and using wild yeasts.



I tried to taste three vintages, which were 2015, 2016 and 2017.

They produced 2015 and 2016 at 10R Winery in Iwamizawa.

I also tasted Pinotage white wine, which is produces only 20 liter.



I felt big-deep fruits and fine-long acidity.

I was sure that they were very special wine.


I think the winery hold big promise for the future.



In the evening, I joined in the new-year party organized by California Wine Institute Japan held at Prime 42.

The staff of California Wine importers gathered there.



We saw a beautiful Tokyo night view.



Everybody brought a recommended California Wine.



We enjoyed nice foods, nice wine and nice talking.






Thank you very much!