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"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world" - Louis Pasteur.


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Representative of Kusaka Vineyards

Atsushi Kusaka

Born in Toyama Prefecture in 1983, grew up with parents who ran a ranch in Betsukai Town, Hokkaido.

1997: Due to my parents' work, I moved to Ichikai-cho, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture.

1999 Sakushin Gakuin High School (belongs to the hardball baseball club)

2005 Joined Pioneer Eco Science Co., Ltd. (seed company)

               Vegetable breeding, variety selection, and seed production

2007 Entered Waseda University School of Art, Department of Architecture

2013: Studied under Hitoshi Ikegawa, representative of agricultural production corporation “i-vines” in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture

               Learn the techniques of viticulture

2015 Learned brewing techniques at Chateau Sakaori, a winery in Kofu City

In 2016, he returned to Ichikai-cho, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture and founded Kusaka Vinyards.

      Started grape cultivation mainly for brewing grapes

2017 First wine made using grapes grown in-house (brewed at cfa Backyard                    Winery)

               In 2018, we sold corn and vegetables at roadside stations and online sales sites, cultivated grapes, and opened a winery       ;          Establishment plans in progress

2020 2019 Vintage on sale now


<<KusakaVineyards DREAM TEAM>>

~Friends who share dreams together~

A project that I thought about while facing the grapes solemnly during the corona vortex from 2020 to 2021. "Kusaka Vineyards DREAM TEAM"

Kusaka Vineyard Dream Team

<<Explanation of project contents>>

"KusakaVineyards DREAM TEAM" is a project to recruit members who will support KusakaVineyards in various ways when starting a winery in the future.


dream talk
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