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Japan's wine country takes the road to the deep north

Climate change opens up new regional possibilities for vineyards

TOKYO -- Whisky drinkers may have heard of Yoichi, but the small Hokkaido town is also putting northern Japan on the map for international wine enthusiasts.

A pinot noir from Camel Farm Winery, which opened in Yoichi in 2014, won a gold medal in the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, billed as the world's largest wine competition. Two more medals followed last year.

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