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NIKI Wine Seminar

2018 Niki Town Winery Development Project –
Niki Wine Seminar (Admission Free) Let's talk about the future that Niki's wine will bring

This seminar will discuss the future of Niki that attracts attention from domestic and overseas wine makers, as well as the various possibilities of Niki wine, through the lecture by François Servin, the head of the famous French winery and expert panel discussions. Especially those interested in winery management or rural lifestyle and wine enthusiasts will enjoy this event. We look forward to meeting you.

Program 1 ... Keynote Speech
Chablis's International Branding Strategy
François Servin
Founder, Chablis Grand Cru Association

The Servin family is a historical pioneering wine producer in Chablis who has cultivated vineyards and wine making for seven generations from 1654. Current owner is François Servin, who is actively investing and drawing attention. He is also a founder of the Chablis Grand Cru Association and has a total of 32 hectares of vineyards including 4 hectares of special-class field (Les Cros, Blanchot, Les Preuses, and Gros) and 8 hectares of first-class field (Vaillant, Montee de Tonnerre, and Foret).

The average age of their grapes is over 35 years. 2007 Domaine Servin Chablis received the AC Chablis top prize at the 20-year-old “Chablis Wine Award" hosted by the Burgundian committee.

Program 2 ... Panel Discussion
"Possibility of Niki Town as a Winery Candidate"

François Servin, Founder, Chablis Grand Cru Association
Kuniyuki Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Hokkaido Graduate School (Social Economy and Rural Promotion)
Praet Carolus, Professor, Otaru University of Commerce (International Marketing)
Kazunori Ishiwaka, Representative Director and President, Niki Hills Village
Seiichiro Sato, Mayor of Niki

MC: Miyuki Katori
Food / Wine Journalist and Professor, Shinshu University

Saturday, November 4 Admission Free
Capacity: 300
Time: 13: 00 - 16: 00 (door opens 13: 00)
Venue: Niki Town Center (with parking lot) 1-36-1 Nishimachi Niki, Yoichi-gun
Six minute walk from JR Niki Station

●Otaru Station (12:35)→Niki Station(13:05)
●Niki Station (16:39)→Otaru Station (17:11)

Deadline: Wednesday, October 25th *First-come basis, closed when reaches the capacity.
Mail:Mail: JTB Hokkaido, 8F, 6-1-2Kitaichijo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001
Tel: 011-271-7024

Please write your name(s), mailing address and phone number. (We will contact you if tickets are sold out.)
Organizer: Niki Town
Sponsors: Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido Graduate School of Agriculture