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Kobe Wine Tunnel

There was an interesting article in the Asahi Shinbun (Asahi Newspaper).It’s obviously in Japanese so I’ve tried to translate the gist of it here. It seems over 40 years ago Port Island in Kobe was being built and a huge tunnel was dug to move the sand and rock from the mountain down to the […]


L’Orient Winery, Katsunuma Japan

A pleasant 30 minute walk from our B&B led us to L’Orient Winery (also called Shirayuri Winery). We really struck gold with this one, as while we were wandering around the shop and tasting room the winery owner, Mr Takao Uchida, who was extremely friendly with everyone, started talking to us and was very interested […]


Chateau Mercian Katsunuma Winery

One of the largest and most famous wineries in Japan is Chateau Mercian and the Mercian Katsunuma Winery. This is the Japanese wine you usually find in supermarkets and convenience stores throughout Japan. They tend to cover all price ranges from the cheapest, table/cooking wine to expensive vintage wine. Grace Winery on the other hand […]


Japanese Koshu Wine Promoted In UK

I read today that the Yamanashi governor Shomei Yokouchi and a group of winery owners from Yamanashi Prefecture are currently promoting their Japanese Koshu white wines in Europe, starting off in London. This reminded me of when my wife and I visited L’Orient Winery in Katsunuma, (the main city in Yamanashi prefecture) last summer and […]


Chanmoris Winery, Katsunuma Japan

The next winery on our tour of Katsunuma wineries in Japan was directly across the road from Domaine Chateraise, the Chanmoris Winery owned by the rather long named company Koshu Budou ShuHonPo. Not sure what that translates as but Koshu Budou = Koshu Grapes, which are the only native grapes to Japan, and make up […]