It is Spring on the calendar. but it is still winter in Nagano. We received close to three meters of snow this season -- the largest amount of snowfall in at least a decade. Yes, it was great for skiing -- but less than you might think since nearly daily snow storms made visibility difficult … Continue reading April 2022 Wine Recommendations
Category: 2022 Reviews
Wine Recommendations for February-March 2022
Mount Kurohime, Izuna and the Togakushi Ridge Line We have been living in Nagano for over ten years -- and 2022 is the snowiest winter in our memory. The accumulation on our mountainside property is well over two meters and we awake most mornings to the sound of the local snow plow clearing the 800 … Continue reading Wine Recommendations for February-March 2022
January 2022 Recommendations
Viniqrobe was opened by a older couple named Yasuhiro and Hiroko Kurata, who left Tokyo jobs in banking and the pharmaceutical industry in 2016 to make wines on two hectares of land in Takayama Village, one of the prime areas for viticulture in the Chikumagawa District. Their goal is to produce an excellent Japanese Pinot Noir, but they are also planting Merlot.