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 in advance.
At least two people.We will hand you an English brochure.
|Tour Details||Japanese guidance with English brochure,
accompany with Japanese customer.
|time||14:00 - 14:30
|Reservation||2 days in advance|
|Please send us an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with the title of “Winery Tour” in English.|
|Wine making Stone Fermentation Tank (National cultural assets) Underground cellar|
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.
624 Minami-noro, Ichinomiya-cho
Fuefuki-shi ,Yamanashi 405-0052 JAPAN
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.
Please make a reservation
for the dinner by the day
Jan. -Mar. Monday & Tuesday
Apr. - Aug. & Dec. Tuesday
Sep. -Nov. Open 7 days a week
Year-end & New Year's holiday
(name, number of people, day &
time, phone number, etc.)
Tel: +81 (0)553 47 0207
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
Fine Vintage (Far East) Ltd.
Fuji Central Co., Ltd.
TAI ZEUS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
LIAONING ZHONGBO ENGINEERING SURVEYING CO .LTD
- Tokugi Furiya, a local lord and current president’s great-great grandfather, founded Furiya Winery.
- The name of company was changed to Koshu-en.
- National cultural treasures “Ishigura” (wine tanks made of stone) was built.
- 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.
- Shigeki Kida became the president of Lumiere.
- Lumiere started to produce sparkling wines.Restaurant Zelkova was opened and the winery shop renovated.
- The Japanese Royal Warrant was awarded.
- Lumiere started to export wine to UK.
Lumiere Winery / Lumiere Co., Ltd.
|Owner & Wine Maker||Shigeki Kida|
|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