This place is a heaven for yukkuri. There are some predators, but more than anything, food is in abundance. Spring and summer gave them fruits, autumn gave them mushrooms. The only thing they're not satisfied with is because they can't eat Mister Grape. Unlike other fruits, grapes rarely falls to the ground and yukkuri can't reach them.
Which is a good thing. 95% of this village is vineyard. Humans leave the yukkuri on their own, but if they ever lay their tongues on the grapes, all the yukkuri around the place will be exterminated.
A template yukkuri family (Marisa, Reimu and a pair of koyukkuri) is considering to move from their nest to a bigger one after having children. They're a happy family.
Few hours later, Marisa found their new house. Reimu warned that this is Mister Human's uneasy place, they shouldn't go there. But Marisa ensure that she saw no human inside, this is an empty house.
Even so, just like for human, yukkuri also doesn't feel right living in an oversized home. That's why inside that storehouse, Marisa takes her family to stay in a round pipe. The size feel just right for the yukkuri to live comfortably.
Marisa is about to go out and look for material for her new house reform.
A man came in. He's the son of the farmer who owns this vineyard. He's the only son, so despite wanting to go to the city, he's forced to continue the family's business of growing and making wine. That's why he doesn't pay much attention. Thanks to the loud music from his headphone, he also didn't hear yukkuri's voice.
The barrel is rolled up. In the process, Marisa's children falls down and almost die.
The man then fill the barrel with liquid and close the lid.
Marisa saw her father and sister drowned to death when she's younger. She already accepted the fact that she and her family will take it easy forever here.
But strange, her body doesn't melt. When she opened her eyes, she can see her children, previously dying, now happily swimming in the violet liquid.
This is not water. This is the village's specialty, grape juice. Protected from predators and threat, surrounded by delicious sweets sweets, Marisa and family found the greatest easy place.
Few weeks after...
Marisa already have five very healthy little ones. They play cheerfully and there's no need to worry about getting hurt because the hurt hurt will quickly go away in this sweets sweets.
KoMarisa and KoReimu has also grow into adult, and without any other yukkuri around, they married with each others. Reimu is already pregnant with more babies.
Two months later...
Something strange happens. All the yukkuri can't speak well and feel weird, but also good.
The grape juice has started to change into wine and the yukkuri starts to get drunk with the alchohol because everyday they absorbed small amount of the liquid. Of course, seems like there's no other bad side effect and they don't really hate the feeling of getting drunk, so they didn't pay much attention.
Long time passed...
Yukkuri starts to get troubled because the liquid disappeared. Well, that's to be expected.
Thick grape juice like this are great delicacy, yukkuri would feel full just by ingesting small amount. Even so, with long period and explosion of the yukkuri inside the barrel, the juice has been consumed.
The farmer think he heard yukkuri voice from inside the barrel. Yes, this is the owner, father of that guy who accidentally trapped these yukkuri inside. All this time he never heard the yukkuri thanks to the liquid, but now he finally noticed.
All of them speak like babies, but they're not babies, there's also adult.
Barrel full of yukkuri, no wine that's supposed to be there. Quickly the farmer came to the conclusion that these yukkuri drank all the wine.
He picked one to observe. Their face is contorted horribly, you could call it ahegao. Their skin is also soaked red like wine. Moreover, they smell really good, far better than any yukkuri made for cooking. He worried if the stray would be dirty, but the strong alchohol they're soaked in might work as desinfectant.
He tried a bite. It tasted really good. He compared, if the yukkuri food product is likened to candies for children, this is the taste of adult.
Later, he opened a business for these wine yukkuri. As director for Tokyo branch is his unmotivated son who apparently has the touch for business.
The village change into making wine yukkuri and their company took away 10 percent of yukkuri food market from the Factory.
Who knows, the loss of a barrel could turn into something like this. Everyone is really thankful to the yukkuri, except maybe the wild yukkuri hunted as raw materials.