Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable, good value
La Vigne, which has just opened in Shizuoka City on December 18th, 2008, is a new concept in this city as far as wine shops are concerned.
A subsidiary of a Nagoya Company which has two other shops in Kasugai City (Aichi Prefecture) and Asahikawa City (Hokkaido Prefecture), it sells wines exclusively from France and directly imported from the winegrowers!
The other innovation is the standing bar included on the premises where Mr. Hirotaka Sato and his staff serve a daily selection of wines by the glass at very reasonable prices, from 200 to 1,000 yen!. One can also have a cup of coffee instead, with a croissant or freshly baked bread. A menu including cheese, soup and light dishes/snacks is available all day long! Everything is “paid on delivery”, keeping everything to a comfortable minimum!
By all day long, I mean all day long, as they are opened from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.!
As for wines there is plenty of good value to choose from, including special sales.
Do not forget to have a good look inside the refrigerated cellar!
A limited, but excellent delicatessen display allows you to buy and take some great snacks with your wine back home, including cheese and sausages!
Come early enough to get some freshly baked bread and have a look at some interesting canned food and preserves!
A very easy-going place to taste a wine in all tranquility without the usual hassles!
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-Cho, 17-2, 1F (within walking distance for Shizuoka JR Station in front of Fugetsuro!)
Tel. & Fax: 054-2054181
Business hours: 10:00~22:00