LUMIERE

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ABOUT US

Established in 1885, Lumiere is a family-owned winery continuously operating for 130 years in Yamanashi prefecture where is the most famous and historical region for Japan's wine production. We have challenged and succeeded in making high quality wines. Since 1967, our wines have won medals in European top competitions. The medal winning wines are showcased in our restaurant and shop. We are also working to promote wine and dine culture by offering french style dining which uses local seasonal ingredients.

VINEYARD & WINERY

Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Yamanashi is the most spectacular vineyard region in Japan. Our main vineyards are very special, located in the area of alluvial fan. It provides preferable soil for wine making. The rocks of our vineyards are made of decomposed granite.Because of this property of the soil, this land has good drainage.

Our vineyards are cultivated using grass cover crop and no-tillage systems. This technique enhances the true nature of the grapes, and our wines can express to their utmost potential.

All of the grapes are harvested by hand. Then the grapes for the high class wines are hand-sorted on a sorting table and gently deposited into the destemmer. A gravity-flow system is utilized which can bring down the wines naturally from the fermentation tank to the aging barrels without mechanical pumps.

KOSHU

Koshu is a pink-skinned grape which is one of the most popular grapes in Japan.
Approximately one thousand years ago, it travelled via the Silk Road from the Caucasus, across Central Asia, then went to China and finally to Japan.

KOSHU has registered as Vitis Vinifera, an official winemaking variety, by the international organization (OIV) in 2010. Today, we have resulted in success in
winning international wine competitions.

SPARKLING

All of the sparkling wines are made by traditional method which the same as Champagne.

This method contains two fermentation steps. First fermentation begins after harvest and pressurage, most likely to make still wines. This base wine is converted to sparkling wine by adding sugar. Secondary fermentation is called bottle fermentation which creats carbon dioxide. After these steps, our sparkling wines are aged in the bottle more than 12 months. We take non dosage style to enhance delicate flavor and taste of the grapes.

We produce several kinds of sparkling wines mainly use Koshu grapes.

WINERY TOUR

Please make a reservation by email ( winery2@lumiere.co.jp ) in advance.
Please confirm the final details (time, date etc.) with the person in charge.

Tour Details Lumiere winery guide shows you around our winery.
(Monday - Friday except for Saturday, Sunday, National holidays)
Time 30 min. during 9:30~16:00 (once a day)
Starting time is negotiable.
Price/person JPY 1,000 per person
(tax in)
Reservation Please contact winery2@lumiere.co.jp at least one week in advance
and confirm with the guide.
Reservations are accepted from 2 persons.

※ Not available to answer from Dec 29th to Jan 8th

Course 1) Vineyards
2) Vinification area
3) Stone Fermenter (Japan Heritage)
4) Underground cellar
Note *Depends on the situation, guidance course maybe changed.
*In case of late arrival more than 30 min. without contacting us, we may cancel your reservation.

< Absence of English speaking guide >

Not available to answer ( winery2@lumiere.co.jp ) from Feb 19th to 25th / from Mar 4th to 10th
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(please copy to send us)
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LUMIERE
WINERY SHOP

At our winery shop, all line-ups are available and we provide shop-limited wines, liqueurs, vinegars and goods.
We hope you can find your favorite wines.

Shop : Open 9:30 - Close 17:30
Tasting dispenser :
9:30 - 16:30 (JPY 100~400 per glass)
No reservation required
Closed :
End of Year & New Year‘s Holidays
(from Dec 30th to Jan 4th)

*Dec 29th is open but no tasting service,
 closing earlier at 15:00.

Address

624 Minaminoro, Ichinomiya cho,
Fuefuki shi, Yamanashi
405-0052 JAPAN

RESTAURANT
ZELKOVA

At our restaurant, we offer selected food which uses farm-fresh and locally grown ingredients. All the cuisine menus are prix-fixe and changed monthly.

You will be relaxed and enjoy the marriage of Lumiere's wines and delicious cuisine. English Menu is available.

Lunch

11:30-14:00(LO)

Closed

Every Monday & Tuesday
Year-end & New Year's holiday
(from Dec 30th to Jan 5th)

Reservation

Please email to two addresses:
zelkova@lumiere.co.jp
winery2@lumiere.co.jp

*Not available to answer from Dec 29th to Jan 8th

Please inform us : Date, Time, Representative
Name, Number of people, menu, food and if you
may have food allergy or not
Tel: +81 (0)553 47 0207


Online Reservation  SAVOR JAPAN

Attention:

*Advance booking only. Drop-in orders are not accepted.
*Payment: Cash or credit card only
*More than 4 people : please order the same menu in advance
*Children (do not order adult menu): Please reserve a private room in advance
*Children's menu (JPY 1650), please order in advance
*Cancellation policy : 100% before 1 month

GUIDANCE OF LUMIERE WINE

LUMIERE SPARKLING KOSHU

LUMIERE SPARKLING KOSHU

Lumiere’s sparkling wines are made by the traditional method which is same technique as Champagne.

This method has two fermentation steps. First fermentation begins after harvest and press, most likely to still wines. This base wine is converted to sparkling wine. Second one is the bottle fermentation which creates natural carbonation.

After these steps, our sparkling wines are aged in the bottle more than 12 months. We take non-dosage style to enhance delicate flavor and taste of the grapes.

LUMIERE KOSHU HIKARI

LUMIERE KOSHU HIKARI

Koshu is the traditional grape variety native to Japan and has been grown for 1200 years in Yamanashi prefecture.

This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged on the lees for 6 months, and the taste is fresh and crisp with citric fruits aromas.It is a food-friendly wine and especially good with seafood and Japanese food.

CHATEAU LUMIERE (RED)

CHATEAU LUMIERE (RED)

The Blending of Merlo,Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine great complexity.

Rich plum and blackberry on the nose, fine tannins, medium acidity and various berry flavors on the palate.

CHATEAU LUMIERE (WHITE)

CHATEAU LUMIERE (WHITE)

Blending of Semillon, Petite Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc etc. Lemon peel,Passion fruits and freshly cut grass on the nose.Followed by subtle nutty flavor.

HIKARI KOSHU BARREL FERMENTED

HIKARI KOSHU - BARREL FERMENTED

This flagship limited wine uses only Koshu from our vineyards. It is aged in the barrel for long term. Very rich and elegant taste, yet fruity character of Koshu is remained.Elegant and mellow flavor of ripened fruits, spices and butter followed by complex wood. You can enjoy the aroma and flavor of Koshu together with the volume and warmth from oak aging.

LUMIERE HISTOIRE (RED)

LUMIERE HISTOIRE (RED)

This wine is made from Cabernet Franc and Black Queen grown in Yamanashi.

Well banlanced,rich and gentle taste leaves in your mouth.

The color is deep ruby and flavor of elegant floral like roses.This wine is meduim body type aged in oak barrel for 29 months.

LUMIERE HISTOIRE (WHITE)

LUMIERE HISTOIRE (WHITE)

The blend of Delaware, Semillon and Milles gives this wine rich aromas of lychee as well as rose, honey and nuts. This would be best paired with seafood, light meat like chicken and fresh ham, Chinese and Ethnic food.

IMPORTER & DISTRIBUTOR

United Kingdom

AMATHUS DRINKS PLC

The Netherlands

Nosawa Amsterdam B.V.

HongKong

Fine Vintage (Far East) Ltd.

Taiwan

TAI ZEUS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Fuji Central Co., Ltd.

China(Shanghai etc.)

Shenyang Shengxing Technology Co., Ltd.

Singapore

Wine To Style Singapore PTE. LTD.
The Wine Distribution Co.

Malaysia

Ocean Trading Co., Ltd.
Shibuya Rex Co.,Ltd.

Philippines

Philippine Wine Merchants

COMPANY'S HISTORY

1885
Tokugi Furiya, a local lord and current president’s great-great grandfather, founded Furiya Winery.
1895
The name of company was changed to Koshu-en.
1901
“ISHIGURA”, stone fermentation tanks were built.
1918
Granted as an Imperial Warrant Purveyor (Japan)
1943
The company was changed to Koshu-en Co.,Ltd.
1967
Chateau Lumiere Rouge and Blanc won gold medal at Monde Selection Wine Contest.
1976
Toshihiko Tsukamoto became the president of Koshu-en. He improved the quality of wine greatly and we won gold and grand gold prizes in European top competitions.
1985
A winemaking joint venture with the Chinese government was established.
1992
The name of company was changed to Lumiere.
1996
Chateau Lumiere Rouge was served at the luncheon party for the United States President Clinton’s visit to Japan.
1998
“ISHIGURA” was registered as Cultural Property of Japan.
2005
Shigeki Kida became the president of Lumiere.
2007
Lumiere started to produce sparkling wines.Restaurant Zelkova was opened and the winery shop renovated.
2011
Lumiere started to export wine to UK.
2021
“HIKARI Koshu 2018” won Platinum medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2021.

COMPANY DATA

Lumiere Winery / Lumiere Co., Ltd.

Owner & Wine Maker Shigeki Kida
Vineyards: Owned 4ha
Vineyards:Under Contract 27ha
Annual Production 300kl
TEL +81 (0)553-47-0207
FAX +81 (0)553-47-2001
Grape Varieties: White Koshu
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Delaware
Semillon
Grape Varieties: Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlo
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Tannat
Tempranillo
Muscat Bailey A
Black Queen
Mills

ACCESS

Address 624 Minami-noro, Ichinomiya-choFuefuki-shi ,Yamanashi 405-0052 JAPAN

TRAIN

From Tokyo Area

90-mins by “Express Kaiji” from Shinjyuku Station to Enzan Station or Katsunuma-budokyo station on JR Chuo Line.

15-mins by taxi from Enzan Station, or 10-mins by taxi from Katsunuma-budokyo Station.

From Nagoya Area

15-mins by chuo-local-line from Kofu Station to Yamanashi-shi Station.

15-mins by taxi from Yamanashi-shi Station.

CAR

5-mins from Chuo Highway Katsunuma I.C.

HIGHWAY BUS

20-mins walk from “Chuoshakado” Highway bus stop
or 30 mins from “Katsunuma” Highway bus stop