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Château Mercian Katsunuma Winery

Château Mercian Katsunuma Winery

The Château Mercian Katsunuma Winery has not only vineyards and a winemaking area, but also a wine museum, café, tasting counter and shop. It forms the core of the Château Mercian wineries. Our winery staff lead regular tours (advance reservation required, free, Japanese only), but there’s plenty to see even if you’re not on a tour so please feel free to drop in.

About Château Mercian
Katsunuma Winery

Reserve a Winery TourRelax and enjoy our wines to the full !

  • Visitor Center

    Please go to the first floor of the Visitor Centre for the tour reception desk and information desk.
    Our highly knowledgeable staff will be delighted to help you.

  • Underground Cellar

    500 to 600 barrels in this cellar.
    From one barrel, approximately 200 bottles can be produced.

    * Limited only for the Tour

  • B Cellar

    In order to make high quality wines in a consistent manner,
    large stainless steel tanks are lined up in a row.

    * Limited only for Premium Tour

  • Iwaimura Vineyard

    We are cultivating approximately 20 grapes in this vineyard by vertical shoot positioning (VSP) pruning, which is general in Europe. You can see the difference of grape varieties and age of vines.

    * Limited only for the Tour

No reservation requiredJust stop by and enjoy our wines !

Wine Gallery

Tasting Room Cafeteria
Tasting Room Cafeteria

We offer a selection of limited wines that are only available in wineries, and at the tasting counter, we have more than 20 wines by the glass at all times.

Opening Hours
10:00 - 16:30
Last Order
Food 15:30 Wine 16:15
Wine Shop
Wine Shop

The shop stocks every wine made by Château Mercian. You’ll find special limited-edition wines only available at the winery! Questions about wine ? What the different types are like, or which ones you might prefer ?
Just ask our staff, they’re happy to help!

Opening Hours
10:00 - 16:30

Wine Gallery Garden

Wine Gallery Garden

Enjoy wine and meals in the open air.

Mountains of Katsunuma
behind the vineyards.
Recommended shooting Locations!

Please enjoy the view of Katsunuma and the wines!

Wine Museum

Wine Museum

Built in 1904, the oldest wooden winery in existence in Japan is now open to the public as "Château Mercian Wine Museum". Here you can learn about the birth and evolution of Japanese wine and the history of Château Mercian. You can appreciate the trajectories and achievements of the predecessors who founded today's Château Mercian and see precious winemaking equipment that has actually been used here for over 100 years, the oldest bottles of Japan wine transition of labels, and so on.

Free admission
9:30 - 16:30

Château Mercian Katsunuma Winery
Access & Hours

Château Mercian Visitor Center

Address
1425-1 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma, Koshu,
Yamanashi Prefecture 409-1313, Japan
Tel
+81-553-44-1011
Closing day
Closed every Tuesday and occasionally other days.* The winery is closed on days marked in orange.
We may also be exceptionally closed on the following days.
Opening Hours
Visitor Center
9:30 - 16:30
Wine Museum
9:30 - 16:30
Wine Gallery
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By Car

From "Kastunuma" exit (CHUO EXPWY) 3 minutes.

By Train

From "Katsunumabudōkyō" Station (JR Chuo Main Line) 8 minutes by taxi or from "Enzan" Station (JR Chuo Main Line)
10 minutes by taxi.