Yamanashi, Japan’s Surprise Up and Coming Wine Region

PublishedLonely Planet 

Location: Japan, Yamanashi, Mount Fuji

Napa, Marlborough, Bordeaux and … Yamanashi? Japan’s up-and-coming wine country might not roll off the tongue as automatically as the world’s more widely lauded wine making regions do. But thanks to an inherent Japanese taste for the finer things and prime growing conditions for a native grape (the koshu varietal) on the slopes north of Mt. Fuji, you can expect to start hearing a growing buzz around wines from this mountainous Prefecture.