From Team FESTIVIN 2012 – Welcome!

For the third consecutive year, FESTIVIN, Japan’s largest “natural wine” festival, will be held at the newly opened Hikarie Hall, Shibuya, where over 300 natural wines from Europe and a selection of wines from Japan will be available for tasting. The previous two years’ events were a huge success and we are doing everything possible to make this year’s event an even more enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you to FESTIVIN 2012.


Admission: ¥6,000 in advance> here  until 27th November (payment deadline by 15:00 on November 30th), and from these restaurants (subject to availability).¥7,000 cash on the day (subject to availability, admission numbers are limited and only a small allocation of tickets will be available at the door). To avoid disappointment, we recommend you purchase tickets in advance (last year’s event was sold out). Admission is per person for 1 session and includes unlimited tasting of available wines (excluding wines for sale at the “special wine” table), 1 tasting glass  and a memorial glass-holder, yours to keep forever. Please note that food is not included in the admission and is offered on a “pay as you eat” basis. For overseas guests,

please e-mail info@festivin.com with the number of confirmed attendees and the session you wish to attend, following which an e-mail will be sent, subject to ticket availability, to confirm tickets will be held for your collection on the day,
with payment required in cash at the door.

Ticket terms

*Tickets are non-refundable after payment/issuance of tickets.
*Tickets cannot be re-issued if lost.
*Upon request at the time of ordering, a receipt for tickets can be issued.
*Re-entry to the venue is not permitted.

Date/Session times

Sunday, 9 December 2012
1st session: 12:00 ~ 15:30
2nd session: 16:30 ~ 20:00


Shibuya Hikarie Hall 9F Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo

Access map

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Direct access from 2nd-floor passageway from Shibuya Station
(Toyoko Line, JR Line, Keio Inokashira Line, and Ginza Line)

Direct access from exit 15 of Shibuya Station
(Fukutoshin Line, Den-en-toshi Line, Hanzomon Line)

Further information (frequently updated)



Twitter: @FESTIVIN_

info@festivin.com (English e-mails accepted)

Telephone information(Japanese): 03-5771-8374

Telephone information(English):080-3122-5841

Event Guidelines

* English-speaking guides will be available at the event should you require assistance.
* We regret there is no cloakroom facility. We recommend you use the coin-operated lockers at Shibuya Station nearby.
* For the 1st session only, children (primary school and junior high school students) are admitted to enter with their parents (free admission for children) to enjoy meals and soft drinks.
*Consumption of alcohol is strictly limited to those aged 20 years and older.
*Please be aware that an official photographer will be taking photos at both sessions.
*Water will be available.
*FESTIVIN is a standing event, however, a limited number of tables and seats will be provided.
*BYO food is not permitted
*Wine cannot be purchased, however you are welcome to speak with the importers to find out where wines are available to purchase in Japan.
*Smoking inside the venue is not permitted.
*Please enjoy wine in moderation and respect other attendees.
*Smile, laugh, make friends, converse and have fun!

What is “Natural wine”?

There is no strict definition, but as a guide; Natural wine is made without the use of “synthetic chemicals” and as few additives as possible. Synthetic chemicals include weed-killers, fertilisers, pesticides and fungicides. Grapes are more often than not harvested by hand in order to minimise damage and to maintain a light footprint on the vineyard soil. Following the grape harvest, their juice is fermented without the use of added yeasts, sugar and many other additives that often go into making wine. Apart from as little sulphur as possible, sometimes none at all, nothing else is added. Most natural winemakers do not fine or filter their wines, preferring time to settle the wine naturally. This process can sometimes leave the finished product with a cloudy appearance, don’t be alarmed, taste the difference and feel the difference the next day! FESTIVIN organisers are confident that all the wines available for tasting will meet thesestandards.

Natural Wines @ Festivin (Possibly more names to be confirmed)

At least 24 Japan-based importers will be showcasing wines from France (55 producers from 11 regions), Italy (15 producers from 6 regions) and other European countries (16 producers from Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece,Croatia and Slovenia). These numbers are just a guide and are subject to change, but please be assured there will be an enormous range of natural wines to choose from. In addition, 8 Japanese producers from 4 regions will showcase their wonderful wines. There will also be a separate table offering “special wines” for sale by the glass (not included in the general admission fee). At least 3 guest winemakers from France are expected to attend FESTIVIN.


At least 50 top-notch restaurants and wine bars from Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai, Fukuoka and other parts of Japan will be working together to offer a wide variety of delicious food to compliment your wines of choice. . Sample menu (Japanese)


Enjoy live on-stage entertainment from these talented musicians.

★Sandii & Ori Ori Tiare Tahit  

★BLACK VELVETS  http://www.facebook.com/bvnews

★Mamadou Doumbia