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Aiming to be a top wine region in Japan


Wineries in Yoichi Town have increased to seven, and support for new wineries has been given since the town was designated the Special District for Wine, Northern Fruit Kingdom under the national government's Act on Special Districts for Structural Reform. Wine-making is also in full swing in Niki Town, giving the districts around the two towns among the largest scales of any wine-producing areas in Japan. We intend to develop the towns through the production of wine, and the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project is expected to serve as a catalyst for such development.

A delicious journey for adults: Exploring Yoichi and Niki, towns of grapes and wine

Yoichi is known for apples and other fruits. It's also famous as a town of whiskey, and it's gained even more popularity since it became the location of a serial morning drama on NHK TV. The town has recently attracted a great deal of public attention as the town of wine whose yield is the highest in Hokkaido. All of the above owes to the districts' moderate climate, which suits the cultivation of fruits, and there are many vast agricultural fields and farms that are cultivated with advanced technology. The districts have roughly 40 farms growing wine grapes, the planted area of grapes is about 120 ha and the total yield of grapes exceeds 700 tons a year. Recently, many "domains," which are farms that vint wine themselves, have been established, getting attention. Why not travel the two towns on foot to enjoy the local cuisine and attractions with wine?

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September.13.2016
(日本語) 9月15日~10月31日まで「余市・仁木ワイン&フードフェア2016」を開催!モニター募集開始
March.28.2016
Applications close for a chance to receive a present of wine made from Yoichi grapes.
March.27.2016
A package tour that was conducted on a trial basis on March 5 under the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project receives coverage in The Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper.
March.08.2016
Two-bottle sets of wine made from Yoichi grapes are presented in a drawing for people who responded to a questionnaire (deadline: March 27). Click here to take the questionnaire.
March.06.2016
A package tour of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project is conducted on a trial basis. The tour is to receive coverage in the morning edition of The Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper.
March.01.2016
An announcement of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project is published in JR Hokkaido, the in-train magazine of Japan Railways.
March.01.2016
An announcement of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project is published in Skyward, the inflight magazine of Japan Airlines.
February.29.2016
The trial package tour of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project reaches its quota of applicants. To the many applicants: Thank you!
February.25.2016
An announcement of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project is published in Rurubu Hokkaido 2016-2017.
February.15.2016
Participants begin to be recruited for the trial package tour of the Yoichi Niki Wine Tourism Project. The tour is to be conducted on March 5 and 6. (Winners: 60 people (2 per team per day))

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