[Upcoming Events] Nouveau de Kampai! Countdown 2017 and Katsunuma Nouveau Wine Festival

By Yuri Yuhara 

Nouveau, or vin de primeur, is the name given to wine sold in the same year in which they were produced, only a few weeks after the grapes were harvested. The most known wine of this kind is the Beaujolais Nouveau, usually put on sale on the third Thursday of November, when a big festival is held in the area.

In Yamanashi, nouveau wine start being consumed on November 3rd and this special day is celebrated in the entire Isawa Onsen area. The countdown starts on November 2nd at night, when a festival is held on the plaza in front of Isawa Onsen Station, and at midnight all participants make a big toast with the nouveau wine!
Several stores, restaurants and hotel take part on the event and exclusive wine glasses will be sold at hotel lounges. Come and have fun at Isawa Onsen while enjoying a good glass of wine!

On November 3rd, Katsunuma will hold its 31st Nouveau Wine Festival. A shuttle bus will depart from Isawa Onsen station, taking the visitors to Katsunuma Budo no Oka, where the event will take place. At Budo no Oka you can find restaurants, onsen, art gallery and of course the best wine from the region. Tickets will cost 1000 yen, with the event wine glass included, and with this glass you can sample several Katsunuma's nouveau!

Nouveau de Kampai! Countdown 2017
When: from 6pm of November 2nd to 1am of November 3rd
Place: Isawa Onsen Plaza and surroundings

31st Katsunuma Nouveau Wine Festival
When:November 3rd, from 10am to 3pm
where: Budo no Oka (5093 Hishiyama, Katsunuma-cho, cidade de Koshu)
More info: Budo no Oka Website

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