Several articles were published in the October 2023 edition of the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper, including information on the preparations for the 2023 vintage.


Update: 10/31/2023

The Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper (Kamikawa edition and electronic edition) dated October 3, 2023 featured an article about the brewing process for the 2023 vintage.

High sugar content, wine expected to be produced; brewing in full swing at Higashikawa Yukikawa Brewery

It's a short article, but it gives a concise description of the preparation process.

It was featured in the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper (Hokkaido edition and online edition) on October 5, 2023, as part of a series on winery tours in Hokkaido.

<A tour of northern wineries: A story of grapes and people> 17. After a year and a half of moving, Yukikawa Brewery produces their first rosé wine, "Gold" in Higashikawa, Kamikawa Prefecture

The article includes an interview about the launch of a winery in Higashikawa Town.

Hokkaido Shimbun on October 23, 2023 (Kamikawa edition and electronic edition) featured an article about it as part of a report on the trends among sake brewers in the Kamikawa region.

The number of liquor factories in the Kamikawa region has doubled in 10 years to 17, with wine brewing becoming a prominent trend

This is a compact yet comprehensive article about the trends in Kamikawa, a rare region where everything from sourcing raw materials to brewing sake can be accomplished entirely within the region.

The full text of either article can only be read by members, but if you are interested, please check them out on the Hokkaido Shimbun website.

Yukikawa Brewery LLC Representative Tetsuya Yamahira