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Going sideways in Yamanashi: the five best wineries in Japan’s wine country

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12. December. 2018

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Sitting at about the same latitude as the south of Spain and California’s Monterey peninsula, drier than much of the rest of the country, with rich volcanic soil and a Pacific breezes, it makes sense that Yamanashi became the birthplace of the Japanese viniculture. Following in the footsteps of the Great Japan Yamanashi Wine Company that set up shop in the foothills of Fuji in the 1800s, there are now a number of vineyards operating in the prefecture. Instead of waiting for the latest batch of Yamanashi Nouveau to show up in your local off-sale, why not head up to the vineyard yourself? Here are five of the best spots to hit on a tour of Japan’s wine country.

Going sideways in Yamanashi: the five best wineries in Japan’s wine country

Index

  • Katsunuma Winery
  • L’Orient Winery
  • Mars Winery
  • Kurambon Winery
  • Sadoya Winery

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