Sorachi Wine Station is located in Sorachi, a subprefecture of Hokkaido located at the center of the island in one of the heaviest, if not the heaviest, snowfall areas.
Surrounded by rich nature, this is a truly Hokkaido-like area.
An important point for traffic, with the main road and railroad that connect Sapporo city and Asahikawa city going through it, the area flourished in the past thanks to the transportation of natural resources such as coal.
Agriculture is blessed by the climate and this vast land too, and plays an important role in the food supply to the high consumption area of Sapporo and its surroundings.
The aim of Sorachi Wine Station is to spread the excellent wine grown at this naturally and geographically blessed area, along with its wine culture.
This year we have been blessed by the weather again, and the grapes are growing smoothly.
The temperature difference is extreme in Hokkaido, and the dry air makes the grapes even tastier.
Of course, the wine made with these grapes turns out delicious!
Harvesting the grapes and the ageing the wine take time, but this just enhances the pure happiness of tasting a delicious wine.
All you have to do is quell the longing... just a little bit longer!
Wine is not only about wine itself, but about combining it with food that matches and the characteristics of the land where it was produced. The addition of glass and other various goods helps create a magnificent culture around it, which increases the depth of wine as it is.
The particularities of the farmers growing the grapes in Sorachi, as well as the differences in the taste of the wine depending on the year or the exact location of the fields contribute to make wine culture even more profound.
Food that brings out the taste of the wine, and wine that brings out the taste of food. This synergy brings wine to a whole new level, so much better than just tasting it by itself.
Ingredients grown in the same area as the wine are probably the best match.
Please try and taste dishes made with ingredients grown in Sorachi along with Sorachi wine during each of the four seasons of the year.