Apr. 24, 2018

SUNTORY TOMI NO OKA WINERY "From the Site of Viticulture"
―The Arrival of Spring: Teardrops of grapevine falling

In the vineyards of TOMI NO OKA WINERY, grapevines began water uptake from around March 12. This signals the grapevines to become active. Moisture drawn up from the roots reaches the tips of the vines and turns into drops of water that drip from the pruned ends and buds. These water drops, which sparkle as the light hits them, are a beautiful phenomenon called “teardrops of grapevine.”


During this period, the vines are secured with binding wire. Each and every grapevine is carefully positioned so that it does not overlap with another grapevine. The vines are easily bent when drawing up water, enabling the work to progress smoothly.

Not only did the grapevines begin drawing up water, but plants in the winery also began prettily flowering here and there. Cherry blossom trees, the standard tree of the winery, also started blooming about 6 days earlier than on average and 9 days earlier than last year. At last, spring is maturing into a full-blown season.

Cherry blossoms (standard tree) at the
winery have also officially been
declared in bloom (March 28).
The flowers of perennial plants
are also blooming.

Suntory Tomi no Oka Winery
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Koshu (white) 2016

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