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Shimane Winery

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Shimane Winery

Shimane Winery is a complex of southern European-style buildings located in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The winery produces a variety of wine using grapes from local vineyards and is composed of four main buildings. There are a couple of features that are sure to catch your eye when you visit. Two giant wooden wine barrels are right outside the entrance to remind you where you are. If that isn’t enough, there is also a huge bottle of red wine.

The Brewery

This modern facility is open year round and offers free admission. Take a tour and get a feel for the wine making process from start to finish.They make a spectacular array of wine, including several varieties of red, white, rosé and sparkling.

The Gift Shop/Wine Bar/Wine Tasting

There are three activities available under one roof here as you can buy, test and have a class or two of your favorite wine.

Restaurant Chateau Yayama

This barbecue restaurant specializes in delicious Shimane beef and of course there is wine to match this local delicacy. You grill the meat right at your own table. There is also a wide selection of side dishes and drinks available.

Café and Bistro Chardonnay

This eatery serves light fare such as curry and rice, a wanko soba noodle set and pasta with pepperoncino.

Ice cream and drink stand une Berge

If you want a light snack, a drink or whipped ice cream then stop by the quaint little shop une Berge.

Access: Take the Super Yakumo Express train from JR Okayama Station to JR Izumo-shi Station. Walk for 2 minutes to the Ichibata Railway Station. Take the Ichibata railway Kita-Matsue line to Kawato Station. Transfer to the Taisha Line. Take the Taisha Line to Hamayama-koen Kitaguchi Station. Shimane Winery is an 11 minute walk from Hamayama-koen Kitaguchi Station.

 

About the Area

Shimane Prefecture can be understood best by making a distinction between its eastern and western halves. The east is made up of the cities and towns near and around Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi.

The major municipalities include the cities of Yasugi, Matsue and Izumo. An area of exception that should also be in this category is the Oki Island Archipelago, which is 75-85 kilometers off the coast. The eastern region of Shimane has the largest population and is home to the prefectural capital, Matsue City.

Western Shimane Prefecture or more precisely the southwest, includes the cities of Masuda and Hamada as well as the Tsuwano Town on the border with Yamaguchi Prefecture. The western half of Shimane is characterized by its natural beauty from the hinterland to the coast.

The cultural bond that unites the entire prefecture can be found in the shared reverence for the history, myths and legends of the land. One example is the Kagura dance for the gods that is performed throughout Shimane in several variations.

 

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee