2017.07.15

Okunota Winery

 

Sep. 13

I had a private one night trip to Yamanashi.

 

 

I had a Hoto & Basashi lunch in Enzan, which is a popular local food.

 

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It is not a business trip.

However, I should go to some winery because I am in Yamanashi.

 

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Then I arrived at Okunota Winery in Enzan.

 

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Mr. Nakamura, who is the owner of the winery, and his dog welcomed me.

 

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Okunota is very small winery established in 1989.

Mr. & Mrs. Nakamura and two members of staff operate everything and produce about 40,000 bottles of wine every year.

 

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He showed me his vineyard.

All of the estate vineyards are organized by organic method.

 

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The first ten years after started vineyards, it was very difficult to get grapes.

 

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However, he can get a lot of healthy grapes recently.

The grape vines are very healthy without using chemicals.

 

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Mr. Nakamura told me many stories about his grape growing and wine making with his great passion.

 

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I saw many expensive oak casks in the cellar.

 

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Mrs. Nakamura explained the character of their each wine at the guest room.

 

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I couldn’t taste wine because I was a driver today.

 

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However, I know the very high quality of Okunota Wine by tasting them many times before.

Recently, Cave de Relax has started dealing their wine.

 

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My most favorite Okunota is Hanamizuki, which is Koshu maceration fermented “gris” wine.

 

 

Thank you very much Mr. & Mrs. Nakamura.

I was very happy that I could come here.

 

 

 

 

Then I went to Sagashio Onsen, where is old onsen spa resort located on middle of Mt. Daibosastu at attitude 1206m.

 

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When I was is Okunota Winery, the temperature was 30℃.

But the temperature here was 20℃.

It’s so cool.

 

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I enjoyed a very fine mountain cuisine.

 

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Especially, local vegetables were outstanding.

 

 

 

They also had a very fine local wine list.

 

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I took Domaine Oyamada Bow! and Soleil Pinot Noir.

They were very delicious, too.

 

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Finally, I tasted a glass of wine in Onsen bath.

Taking alcohol in Onsen is very dangerous.

 

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I was very happy but I don’t recommend such behavior.


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