You wouldn’t think there's space to fit a winery in the tightly packed cluster of shops in front of Tamachi Station, but Wineman has achieved an unlikely feat in a two-storey building that was once a yakitori restaurant. This wine shop crossed with an Italian restaurant (Antica Baceria Belli'talia) is hidden in a narrow back alley, with its storefront painted in a vivid shade of green. In an annex to the side of the building, you’ll see a small production room filled with enormous stainless steel fermentation vessels for making small batch wine in autumn and apple cider in winter.
If you’re looking to stock up on a few bottles for your home, you’ll find a selection of Wineman’s wines and ciders in the shop upstairs, which also carries a wide variety of imported wines (primarily Italian) from indie winemakers with quirky labels. The second floor also doubles as a casual dining space where you can sit around a long communal table and order a cheese platter and bowl of pasta to pair with a glass of red or white.
The downstairs dining area, a slightly more formal space with an open kitchen, serves dinner and weekend lunch. For the latter, you can choose among three set menus starting from ¥2,800.