Yamanashi wine region

Yamanashi
Landlocked Yamanashi prefecture lies southwest of Tokyo, and encompasses some of Japan's tallest mountains, including the northern half of the tallest, Mount Fuji.  As well being one of the highest areas in Japan it’s also the dryest, owing to the rain shadow of the mighty volcano.
 
The combination of high altitude and low-ish rainfall make this the most suitable region of Japan for grape-growing, and around half of all Japanese wine is produced here.  Grapes have been grown here for more than a thousand years, but winemaking began only in the 1870s with the adoption of Western culture during the Meiji Restoration.
 

Decanting Club wines from: Yamanashi

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