Spirit of Resilience

City Past, Winemaking Future

Aired: January 14, 2021 (UTC)


Abandoned farms are an all-too-common site in some Japanese communities. But in Nagano Prefecture, a major producer of grapes for making wine, government officials are hoping to reverse that trend, helping young former urbanites build a future in winemaking. These fledgling producers receive training and help with finding fields. And they support each other with a shared sense of purpose, as well as a strong desire to bring Japanese wine to a whole new level.


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