Below is a complete list of Nagano wineries with online shops and a link to each. The list was compiled by Mr. Junya Hanaoka who oversees wine in the product promotion department of Nagano prefecture. You can also see some of our recommended online shops and wines here. Those are the "top hits", great and … Continue reading Complete List of Nagano Winery Online Shops
Like us, we suspect that most of you are hunkered down waiting out the coronavirus. But despite the “isolation”, we continue to enjoy Nagano wines ordered online directly from the wineries. You can too! Our recommendations this month focus on Nagano wineries that offer a wide selection of interesting wines, payment by credit card and … Continue reading April Recommendations
March is an in between month in Nagano. It is still winter – the mornings are below zero degrees and the mountains are still white with snow. But Spring is just around the corner – and none more so than this year when a combination of light snowfall and temperatures rising into the teens have … Continue reading March Recommendations
This past weekend we traveled to Chateau Mercian's new visitor's center at its 30 hectare Mariko Vineyard. Chateau Mercian began developing the Mariko Vineyard nearly 20 years ago naming it after a 6th century scion of the Kinmei Emperor. The area is widely regarded as one of the best wine-growing areas in Nagano Prefecture, because … Continue reading February Recommendations: A Visit to Chateau Mercian Mariko Vineyard
We held our November 16 wine tasting program with Suntory Corporation at Ginza Nagano, a store and conferencing facility in downtown Tokyo. The tasting featured a diverse group of eight selected wines produced by the Suntory in Shiojiri, Nagano. Suntory first began making wine in Nagano Prefecture in 1936 when it opened a winery in … Continue reading About Our Suntory Wine Tasting Event
This past weekend, Friends of Nagano Wine attended the Shiojiri Grand Wine Party at the Gajoen Hotel in Meguro, Tokyo. The event commemorated the 60th anniversary of Shiojiri City, a wine region located in Nagano that is steadily garnering attention in both the domestic and international markets.
We normally reserve this space for Nagano wine recommendations. But as Jim just returned from a two-week trip to the Washington, D.C. area, we would like to write about two interesting wineries that he visited in Virginia and Maryland and introduce a few of their wines. These wines are not available in Japan, but as … Continue reading November Recommendations
（英語の後に日本語をご覧ください。） Our next wine tasting will feature Nagano wines produced by Suntory Corporation and will be held on November 16 from 2PM to 4PM at Ginza Nagano. Participation costs 5000 yen and is limited to 15 persons. Payment is accepted through Paypal at the end of this post. Your reservation cannot be confirmed until payment is … Continue reading Suntory Nagano Wine Tasting (Nov 16)–CLOSED