July 22, 2019: On this day, Château Mercian Mariko became the first Japanese winery to be included among the 50 best wineries in the world by World’s Best Vineyards, debuting at rank 30 out of 50. The origins of the vineyard can be traced all the way back to 1877, the founding of Japan’s oldest private winery. Their current practices elevate the indigenous Koshu grape for international audiences to appreciate.

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