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Yamanashi Vineyards

Private tour showcasing koshu wine

Just a few hours from Tokyo, the Yamanashi area is home to passionate wine producers who make some award-winning drops. There is a particular focus on koshu, an indigenous grape varietal that produces delicate and aromatic white wines. Cellar doors range from small, family-run operations to larger estates with connections to some of Japan's major business names.
A privately-guided taxi tour of Japan's koshu vineyards is convenient, allowing you to meet Yamanashi's highly-respected winemakers, sommeliers and other wine professionals who are experimenting with new styles and techniques. From grape growing to fermentation processing to bottling procedures—learn about all steps of Yamanashi's local winemaking journey before ending your tour with a stop at the region's wine museum. Also included is lunch at one of the nearby winery restaurants, where farm-to-table produce dominates the seasonal menus. Farmers are the heroes of each dish and chefs strive to capture the terroir with their creations.

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