Plant Vineyards sits in the heart of the renowned Akiu Valley in the North of Japan. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and built over the ruins of a river that flowed tens of thousands of years ago, this 2.4 Hectare piece of land promises a sweeter and more complex grape with its natural water drainage system, volcanic rock minerals, and rich soil. Using the “Hori Une” style of planting designed by winemaker Blaise Plant, a desert like environment is mimicked in order that the grapes influence the root of the vine to work harder and find a water source. All vines & grapes are cared for by the winemaker honouring both traditional and modern techniques.
The Vineyard consists of many varietals including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. In a continually expanding vineyard, we intend to plant another 1500 more vines and create a winery in the years to come. Much like the vineyard itself, each bottle of wine is carefully crafted and labeled by hand by the winemaker, giving every bottle it’s own unique character. This is an art, and art is infinite and all around us. It is up to us to bring it to life.