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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Housui Winery (宝水ワイナリー)| Iwamizawa

Hokkaido has several high-quality wineries, and we visited one of them. "Housui Winery (宝水ワイナリー)" is located in Iwamizawa, which still has snow↓

Let's go to their wine shop

"RICCA Bacchus 2008" is sold only in this shop.

"RICCA Kerner 2010" with grapefruit aroma is newly produced! We can enjoy pre-sales in this shop like this↓

"RICCA Lemberger 2011" is also newly produced medium-bodied red wine. Sounds wonderful!

They produce other kinds of wines such as "Niagara 2010" --fruity white wine--, "Orange Pink Rose 2010" --sweet rose--, and "Delaware 2010" --sweet and fruity white wine--.

Actually we can taste almost all kinds of wine sold in this shops including two kinds of pre-sale wine! Perfect, isn't it?

Finally, we bought two kinds of red wine; "RICCA Lemberger 2011" and "Regent 2011", production-limited red wine, through which we can enjoy rough and bitter flavors.

Beside the wine shop, they run an ice cream stand, too.

Look at the menu! Whenever we come here, we order red wine soft ice cream, or white wine soft ice cream, or strawberry soft ice cream.
As strawberry one is out of season, we ordered two of my favorite!

Art exhibition is being held on the second floor of their wine shop, and we took wine ice cream there!

This is soft ice cream with red wine sauce! This sauce is made of Regent, grown in their vineyard! Yummy x 2!!!

This is a Kerner version! Personally I prefer this one! The sour and sweet flavors of Kerner really suites with ice cream!

We can also learn wine-making here!

We really enjoyed wine and wine ice cream here in "Housui Winery (宝水ワイナリー)"!!

■Where is "Housui Winery (宝水ワイナリー)"?

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