Japan’s Château Mercian Mariko Winery – at no30 on our list – is the leading wine tourism destination in Asia.
Château Mercian, the oldest established wine producer in Japan, has three wineries. The Mariko Winery, opened in 2019 in the Nagano Prefecture, is the newest and best one to visit. It offers amazing views of Mount Tateshina, Mount Asama and the verdant Jinba plateau, as well as outstanding wines from French grape varieties and the local specialties Koshu and Muscat Bailey-A, which are made at sister winery Katsunuma in the country’s main wine region, Yamanashi Prefecture.
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