Wine festivals in Japan
CHATEAU LUMIERE WINE FESTA (Yamanashi prefecture): Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; enjoy fresh wine brewered by Chateau Lumiere; Omiya Shrine, neighboring Chateau Lumiere; 2,000 yen includes a glass and 1,000 yen worth drinks; no reservation required; 0553-47-0207; www.lumiere.jp/en/.
TAJIMI SHUDOUIN WINE FESTA (Gifu prefecture): Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 13th annual wine festival and enjoy fresh wines from eight countries at Tajimi Monastery; 3,000 yen (advance ticket), 3,500 yen (at door) includes a bottle of wine; 30-minute walk from JR Tajimi Station or shuttle bus available from JR Tajimi Station; 0568-79-3001.
YAMANASHI NOUVEAU 2016 - TOKYO: Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; enjoy tasting more than 60 varieties of wines produced by 37 wineries in Yamanashi prefecture at Hibiya Park Fountain Square; 2,000 yen (10 coupons, plus a wine glass); two-minute walk from Hibiya Station on Hibiya Line; 055-233-7306.
CHATEAU MERCIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL 2016 (Yamanashi prefecture): Nov. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; enjoy fresh wines brewed at Chateau Mercian; 500 yen for five coupons for food, 1,000 yen for 10 coupons plus service wine; three-minute drive from Katsunuma I.C. on Chuo Express or eight-minute taxi ride from JR Katsunuma Budogo Station on Chuo Line; 0553-44-1011.
YAMANASHI NOUVEAU FAIR 2016 (Yamanashi prefecture): Nov. 12 & 13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; enjoy tasting over 60 varieties of wines produced by 37 wineries in Yamanashi prefecture at Kose Sports Park; 1,000 yen (includes a wine glass); 10-minute drive from Kofu Minami I.C. on Chuo Express; 055-233-7306.
COCO FARM & WINERY 2016 HARVEST FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Nov. 19 & 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; enjoy tasting fresh wine and sparkling wine produced by Coco Farm & Winery along with live music performances; 3,000 yen per person; 611 Tajimacho, Ashikaga city, shuttle bus available from Ashikaga Station on Tobu Isesaki Line or JR Ryomo Line; 0284-42-1807.