Our Staff



store manager MIYASHITA AI

  • WSET: Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits
  • Japan Sommelier Association: Sommelier


<Experience>

Born in Osaka in a family that loves having drinks. She studied at a college in Chile, where she became familiar with wine. She was fascinated by wine when she casually started attending the WSET wine school in 2009. After working hard as a global marketer at a major manufacturer unrelated to wine during her 20’s, she joined the prestigious wine store Wassy's in Osaka in 2011, entering the world of wine business. She have been the manager of The Winery Tokyo since January 2018.

<Message from Her>

“I like wine, but I don't know what to choose.” I had this problem for a long time when I didn’t know anything about wine. It is very difficult to choose the perfect bottle from a number of wines on the shelves. I needed to make a purchase decision solely by the design and descriptions on the labels. Most of the time it ended as a disappointment. But this is exactly what I really don’t want my customers to feel. 

I tasted and evaluated every wine we carry at the store to make sure that no matter which bottles you choose they are delicious, high quality, and reasonably priced. Please ask me anything to help you to find the perfect bottles that suits your palate, your dinner menu, or events you are planning. 

staff MATSUKI RIE

  • WSET: Level 4 Diploma in Wines
  • ASI: International Sommelier Diploma - Gold
  • Japan Sommelier Association: Sommelier Excellence / Sake Diploma
  • Wines of South Africa: Certified Instructor
  • Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux: Certified Instructor


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Born in Aichi prefecture. She worked at French restaurants in Tokyo including such a luminary as Tayuban Robuchon, before she moved to France to work. After working as a sommelier for 6 years at a Michelin-starred restaurant, she returned to Japan and worked at The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. She has been awarded in numerous sommelier competitions throughout her career. In 2014 she won the 4th prize at the best sommelier competition in Japan. She is also a freelance lecturer at wine seminars, a writer for wine magazines, and a judge at the International Wine Challenge competition. 

<Message from Her>

Through various wine activities, I am committed to spread the joy of wine throughout Japan.

While working as a sommelier in France for 6 years, I visited wine regions throughout France. During my career I had opportunities to visit wineries in California, South Africa, Greece, Hungary and Japan. I am very pleased to work at The Winery, where can directly communicate with customers and suggest great wines from around the world. I have worked as a sommelier at hotels and restaurants for 15 years until I became independent, so I am good at suggesting wine and food combinations. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions and concerns.



staff YAGI YUKI

  • Japan Sommelier Association: Sommelier

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She was born in Shizuoka.  While working in a service industry, she admired the beautiful gold of a grape bunch, the symbol of Japan Sommeliers Association, worn by her senior, which led her to become a certified sommelier.  As she entered the world of wine, she began to discover the world is even deeper and wider than she'd imagined.  Currently she is challenging a WSET certification to aquire a knowledge of academic aspects of wine.

<Message from Her>

This is my first time to work in the wine industry.  I'm thrilled that I'm so close to the very inspiring selection of wines that The Winery is known for.  I am happy to assist you whether you are in search of house wines or something exquisite for special accasions.