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 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.
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.
Please make a reservation by email ( email@example.com ) in advance.
Please confirm the final details (time, date etc.) with the person in charge.
|Lumiere winery guide shows you around our winery.
(Monday - Friday except for Saturday, Sunday, National holidays)
|30 min. during 9:30～16:00 (once a day)
Starting time is negotiable.
|JPY 1,000 per person
|Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
2) Vinification area
3) Stone Fermenter (Japan Heritage)
4) Underground cellar
|*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.
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- Zelkova course (fish or meat)
- Lumiere course (fish and meat)
- Saisons course (special)
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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
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.
624 Minaminoro, Ichinomiya cho,
Fuefuki shi, Yamanashi
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.
Every Monday & Tuesday
Year-end & New Year's holiday
（from Dec 30th to Jan 5th）
Please email to two addresses:
＊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
*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’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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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
AMATHUS DRINKS PLC
Nosawa Amsterdam B.V.
Fine Vintage (Far East) Ltd.
TAI ZEUS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Fuji Central Co., Ltd.
Shenyang Shengxing Technology Co., Ltd.
Wine To Style Singapore PTE. LTD.
The Wine Distribution Co.
Ocean Trading Co., Ltd.
Shibuya Rex Co.,Ltd.
Philippine Wine Merchants
- Tokugi Furiya, a local lord and current president’s great-great grandfather, founded Furiya Winery.
- The name of company was changed to Koshu-en.
- “ISHIGURA”, stone fermentation tanks were built.
- Granted as an Imperial Warrant Purveyor (Japan)
- The company was changed to Koshu-en Co.,Ltd.
- Chateau Lumiere Rouge and Blanc won gold medal at Monde Selection Wine Contest.
- 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.
- A winemaking joint venture with the Chinese government was established.
- The name of company was changed to Lumiere.
- Chateau Lumiere Rouge was served at the luncheon party for the United States President Clinton’s visit to Japan.
- “ISHIGURA” was registered as Cultural Property of Japan.
- Shigeki Kida became the president of Lumiere.
- Lumiere started to produce sparkling wines.Restaurant Zelkova was opened and the winery shop renovated.
- Lumiere started to export wine to UK.
- “HIKARI Koshu 2018” won Platinum medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2021.
Lumiere Winery / Lumiere Co., Ltd.
|Owner & Wine Maker
|Grape Varieties: White
|Grape Varieties: Red
Muscat Bailey A
Address 624 Minami-noro, Ichinomiya-choFuefuki-shi ,Yamanashi 405-0052 JAPAN
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.
5-mins from Chuo Highway Katsunuma I.C.
20-mins walk from “Chuoshakado” Highway bus stop
or 30 mins from “Katsunuma” Highway bus stop