Suntory Tominooka Winery サントリー登美の丘ワイナリー
An internationally-renowned winery thriving on mineral-rich Mt. Fuji soil
The Suntory Tominooka Winery is named after the beautiful hill on which it is located. The winery boasts spectacular views of Mt. Fuji, and the area is renowned for the high quality of its produce. Suntory Tominooka Winery created it was the first Japanese winery to win a gold medal at France's Les Citadelles du Vin in 2003.
Grapes grown at the vineyard include merlot, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and koshu
Tomi Farm was originally set up by a railroad councilor called Shinsuke Koyama in 1909
Winemaking in Japan can be traced back to 1874
How to Get There
By car, the winery is a 10-minute drive from the Futaba-Smart Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.
The closest train station is Ryuo Station on the JR Chuo Main Line. The winery is a 15-minute taxi ride from the station.
A century of quality Japanese wine
Tomi Farm opened in 1909, and Suntory took over management in 1936. It has been producing grapes for over 100 years. In 1983, Suntory acquired the management rights to the distinguished Château Lagrange winery in Bordeaux, France, and in 1988 they expanded in Europe by adding Weingut Robert Weil in Rheingau, Germany.
Guided tours of the winery
Guests are invited to take a guided tour of the winery, where they can see the rolling hills of grape vines and hear about how different types of grapes need different environments to thrive and survive. The tour includes a detailed intro to the winery itself, along with the winemaking process.
Some tours include wine tastings; the tasting room has a stunning view of Mt. Fuji.
Grapes of passion
The Tominooka Winery spreads out over a large mountain and the foothills nestled around its base. Different grapes are cultivated to make the most of the area's climate and nutrient-rich soil.
Every area has a dedicated expert or vintner overseen by the chief winemaker, who visits the vineyard on a daily basis to keep a close eye on the progress of the different types of grapes.
Taste the Tominooka Series
Suntory's "Tominooka" wine is made exclusively from grapes grown in the vineyard, and is a representative product of the Tominooka Winery. There is also a lineup of wine called the "Japan Premium Series," which are made only using domestic grapes.
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