Pigs drinking wine? Never seen anything like it.
The owner of the farm, Masaichi Misoka took us to the pigsty.
Misoka raises ”Wain Ton”, pigs that are fed on wine. The meat has no unpleasant smell and has a rich flavor.
Misoka is now a veteran pig farmer, but he originally started raising pigs to make manure for tomato farming. Gradually, he became interested in raising pigs for meat, studied about various breeds, and increased the number of pigs. Now he is well known as the only pig farmer to raise ”Wain Ton”.
It came down to a very light white wine. The unpleasant smell just disappeared.
”What kind of wine do you give them?” asked Nakata. ”Have a taste,” replied Misoka, handing Nakata a bottle and a glass.
A small bottle of white wine.
”In the end, I tried this light wine, thinking I’ll quit if it doesn’t work. ”
Now Wain Ton is very popular nationwide, and many orders are coming from restaurants.
- Misoka Farm
- 1601 Kamihagihara, Enzan, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture