Our goal for Chateau Mercian is to introduce Finesse and Elegance which are born only by Japan-original viticulture created by us. As a pioneer brand of Japanese fine wine, Chateau Mercian has already established its position in the world’s wine history.Chateau Mercian has been awarded a large number of diplomas in various international wine competitions, including International Competition of wine in Ljublijana, and was also the first Japanese wine to appear in the world-famous wine magazine ‘Wine Spectator’. With the wines produced here at Chateau Mercian, we wish that an international recognition as a producer of unique and high quality wines would be gained for Japan while the wines would be more familiar and accepted in their native market of Japan.



1877 Founding of "Dai-Nihon Yamanashi Budoushu-Gaisha" the forerunner of Mercian Corporation.
1970 "Château Mercian" was born.
1976 The cultivation of Merlot was started at Kikyogahara district.
1984 The cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon was started at Jyonohira estate.
1989 ‘Shinshu Kikyogahara Merlot 1985’ was awarded the Grand Gold Medal at the International Competition of Wine in Ljubljana 1989.
1990 The cultivation of Chardonnay was started at Hokushin district.
2003 The cultivation was started at Mariko Vineyard.
2010 Winery name was changed from Mercian Katsunuma winery to Chateau Mercian.


Address 1425-1 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1313 Japan
Tel +81 (0)553 44 1011
FAX +81 (0)553 44 0428
Name of Owner Kiyoshi Yokoyama
Winemaker Mitsuhiro Anzo
Vineyards Owned: 22ha Under Contract: not disclosed
Annual Production Not disclosed
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Reds: Muscat Bailey A, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah

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