Yokohama Winery was founded in 2017 by Yoshiko Machida, a former employee of environmental group WWF Japan. The brewery makes red, white, and rosé wines by being inspired by the assets of Yokohama, where they have lived for many years.
As of 2021, the ingredients are brought from her friends. Wine grapes from Yamanashi, Nagano, and other Tohoku prefectures, and cider apples from Fukushima Prefecture. Currently, the brewery is seeking to produce a local wine made by the ingredients from Yokohama. They have opened a 0.3-hectare vineyard on abandoned land in Asahi Ward, near Yokohama Zoo called ZOORASIA, and grow grapes without pesticides., and grow grapes without pesticides.
The Yokohama Winery delivers wine to customers within Naka ward and Nishi ward by electric motorcycle. They also collect empty bottles to reuse them.
They refund 30 yen per full or half-sized bottle and 20 yen per mini bottle, to customers who returned their bottle. Furthermore, they offer the subscription service “Hama Wine Club.” The club members can return the bottles by cash on delivery.
They contribute to sustainability by producing antioxidant-free wines that have a low impact on our health.