Discover a deeper side of Japan through local winemaking, and join a Sendai Winery Tour and Picnic Lunch for a delicious local experience. You’ll see beautiful scenery, taste local wine, eat local produce, and enjoy the countryside in sustainable foodie experience at a Sendai winery.
After meeting your local guide, you’ll work up your appetite with a walking tour of Rairai Gorge, an attractive local spot (particularly picturesque in the fall season). After enjoying the scenery, you’ll walk on through to a local winery in the Akiu area. Here, you’ll take a tour of the vineyards and learn about the history behind the winery. You’ll enjoy a wine tasting session from the local wines on offer, with options from the exclusive selection from the on-site wine shop. You’ll take another delicious glass of local wine and head out into the vineyards to enjoy a delicious and sustainable picnic lunch, already waiting for you!
Your picnic will be served as a bento box-style lunch set, filled with tasty, fresh creations from a local farm-to-table restaurant. As your bento will be made from locally-sourced vegetables and ingredients, the menu will change depending on the season and local produce that’s available. There are also vegetarian and vegan options. You’ll receive a beautiful pair of handcrafted chopsticks, locally-made from regional wood, such as wood from a cherry tree or persimmon tree. Limit your environmental impact and support the local community with this eco-friendly and reusable souvenir.
So, sit back and enjoy the sunshine and the green views of the countryside (not to forget your glass of wine) before heading back to the city after this delicious Sendai Winery Tour with Picnic Lunch!
A 2.5-hour winery tour in Akiu including a walking tour of Rairai Gorge
An English-speaking local guide
2 glasses of local Sendai wine (one with the wine tasting session, one with lunch)
Bento-style picnic lunch box
A pair of sustainable hand-crafted wooden chopsticks to take home
Additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Sendai Winery Tour with Picnic Lunch is in front of the Akiu Sato Center, the main drop off point for buses from Sendai City.
Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.