Japan’s Château Mercian to double production

5th December, 2018 by Natalie Wang

Japan’s leading winery Château Mercian is planning to double its production volume in the next 10 years in anticipation of an increase in exports, with the winery’s third estate set to open next year.

Mitsuhiro Anzo, chief winemaker at Château Mercian, and Kenichi Ohashi MW

The news was revealed yesterday (4 December) by Château Mercian’s president Teruyuki Daino at a masterclass in Hong Kong hosted by Jeannie Cho Lee MW and Kenichi Ohashi MW.

Founded in 1877, Mercian currently has two wineries, namely the Katsunuma Winery in Yamanashi prefecture and Kikyogahara Winery in Nagano. Its annual production hovers around 500,000 bottles made from local hybrids such as Koshu, Muscat Bailey A to Bordeaux varieties in the Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures, two key wine producing regions….

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