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Okutone Winery

Modeled after Napa Valley in California, USA! A boutique winery in the Okutone area of Gunma Prefecture.

Winery

Founded in 1991 in Numata, Gunma. This boutique winery began producing wines in 2000 in the Akagi Plateau of Showa-mura, after finding the ideal place for cool climate conditions. From start to finish, this winery handles the cultivating of grapes from the majestic vineyards across Akagi Plateau, as well as the full fermenting/aging process. Set against a gorgeous mountain backdrop you’ll find a view of hedges and sprawling vineyards. The wines are bursting with a supple flavor that tastes as gorgeous as the landscape itself. At the winery you’ll also find an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy dishes paired with the original wines.

You can even find “Winemaker Tours”, exclusive tours led by one of the onsite winemakers that includes a tour of the vineyards, distillery and special tasting. There are 6 different European varieties (Cabernet, Sauvignon and Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Schönburger) available for tasting.
If you’re searching for a free-spirited, wide open range of wines with plenty of California, Napa Valley vibes, you won’t want to miss a chance to sample the wines from Okutone Winery.

Highlights

  • A boutique winery in the gorgeous Akagi Plateau, blessed with the perfect cool-climate lands for wine.
  • Includes an onsite restaurant with dishes made to pair the house wines.
  • Winemaker tours available for 2,000 yen/group (approx. 50-60 minutes needed).
  • Winery boasts an atmosphere that mirrors the Napa Valley in California, USA.

Photos

  • Winemakers Tour, Starting at the Vineyards (Fee Applies)

    Winemakers Tour, Starting at the Vineyards (Fee Applies)

  • If you visit before cultivation season begins in early October you can see the grapes

    If you visit before cultivation season begins in early October you can see the grapes

  • Onsite winemakers explain the grape variety, highlights and flavors

    Onsite winemakers explain the grape variety, highlights and flavors

  • (From Left) “I’m Merlot” (red), “I’m Chardonnay”(white), “BRUSH” (Rose)

    (From Left) “I’m Merlot” (red), “I’m Chardonnay”(white), “BRUSH” (Rose)

  • Join a tasting and find your favorite wine

    Join a tasting and find your favorite wine

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Details

Name in Japanese
奥利根ワイナリー
Postal Code
379-1203
Address
6843 Itoi, Tonegun Showamura, Gunma
Telephone
0278-50-3070
Access
(1) approx. 30 min. drive from Jomo-Kogen Station on the JR Joetsu Line.
(2) approx. 5 min drive from Showa IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)