Spotlight returns to Northern Hokkaido’s alcohol production thanks to grapes cultivated in NakatombetsuFeb. 6
Wine-grape vines grown in an experiment in the town of Nakatombetsu in the Soya region of northern Hokkaido bore their first fruits last autumn. The yield comprised just 20 bunches, but is seen as ...
Ikeda "Yamasachi" joins international stage as first Hokkaido original wine grape, Heading towards a global "Yamasachi"Dec. 10, 2020
Export certification organization National Research Institute of Brewing (Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture) announced on November 19 that the original winemaking grape "Yamasachi" has been registered as a grape variety by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV, Paris). The grape variety was developed by eastern Hokkaido's Ikeda-cho Grape and Wine Research Institute.
Tokachi Wine from eastern Hokkaido's Ikeda Town started selling "Qvevri" on November 13 in Ikeda Town only. The production style is a traditional method from Georgia of the former Soviet Union, said to be the birthplace of wine.
Oct. 10, 2020
Tokachi Wine in eastern Hokkaido's Ikeda Town started processing grapes for this year's wine on September 25.
While grapes for making wine are starting to ripen in southern Hokkaido in September, efforts to transform the area into a wine production region are advancing.