Continent Winner - The Best Vineyard in Asia 2023

Continent Winner - The Best Vineyard in Asia 2023

Château Mercian Mariko Winery

Nagan, Japan

Ethos: Understanding the wines of the world in order to develop the particular characteristics of Japanese wine.

Château Mercian has set itself the goal of putting Japan on the global map of wine and the Mariko Winery is its most recent addition to its family of wineries. Located in Nagano Prefecture close to the city of Ueda, the vineyard was established in 2003 and its new winery was completed in 2019. 

Tours of Mariko will take you through the vineyard and then into the winery, covering the estate's approach in depth. The tour concludes with a selection of the estate's wines, either at the bar or in the tasting room overlooking both the vineyards and the winemaking facilities. But there are more than just tours on offer. Guests are welcome to enjoy a moment of peace and tranquillity in Ippongi Park.

Dont miss: Wonderful views of the nearby volcanos Mount Tateshina and Mount Asma from the second floor terrace with a glass of wine alongside a selection of snacks made from local ingredients.

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