The Japan Food Product
Overseas Promotion Center,
established by
the Japanese government

JAPAN WINE

Boutique Wineries

Yamanashi prefecture has several small, established family wineries noted for their quality. In the last decade, scores of new, boutique wineries have opened and thrived, following a new regulation that reduced the minimum permitted production level. The new wave of boutique producers includes hugely talented artisans such as Kusunoki, dedicated solely to making top quality wine from Japanese-grown grapes.

Boutique Wineries

NOTE .4

Most wine regions of Japan are in mountainous and riverine environments. When we drink regional wine, we can look up at the high mountains and the incessant flow of river water and can really enjoy the moment. On such occasions, the taste of wine is very pleasant indeed and is enhanced by the following of the natural processes involved.

Suntory Tomi no Oka winery

Large Corporations

Meanwhile, the large corporations have used their capital and stability to invest in their premium production of Japanese-grown wines. Both Mercian and Suntory now have dedicated state of the art wineries close to each of their most renowned vineyards. It is larger companies like this that give any wine industry the confidence it needs through investment in quality improvement and global reach and visibility. A sustainable, aspirational wine industry needs all profiles of producer, from artisan to corporation, and everything in between. Japan is now developing this industry structure.

Large Corporations

NOTE .5

Japan Wine is mainly produced by around 240 small and medium-sized wineries that are regionally-based across Japan. There are also 5 big wine companies (wineries) at a national scale: Kirin Beer (Mercian), Kikkoman (Manns Wines), Suntory, Asahi Beer and Sapporo Beer. These companies are making substantial efforts to produce Japan Wine while also producing various wines from imported grape juice.

Young Wine Makers

Today, a young generation of Japanese oenologists and viticulturists are returning from international studies to create wines in their native terroir. Dynamic talent such as Ayana Misawa of Grace Wine Winery, Hiro Aruga of Aruga Branca, and Mr. Shinoda of Suntory Shiojiri Winery combine diverse training and creative vision with a shared belief in and advocacy for the potential and character of Japanese wine.

Young Wine Makers
Hokkaido Wine Co.,Ltd.

Hokkaido Wine Co.,Ltd.

Hokkaido Wine is the biggest winery in Hokkaido and established in 1974. Our winery is built on a mountain hillside in Otaru-city. We have several series of wine,"Otaru""Hokkaido""Tsurunuma".

Otaru Niagara / Otaru Rose / Otaru Red Sweet / Hokkaido Zweigelt / Tsurunuma Pinot Blanc

Target area : Asia

GRANDE POLAIRE

GRANDE POLAIRE

Grande Polaire was born in 2003. Our aim was to create a premium wine brand that is a faithful representative of Japanese terroirs. Our many glittering achievements since then include winning Gold at the IWSC (The International Wine and Spirit Competition).

Sun Mamoru Winery

Sun Mamoru Winery

Sun Mamoru Winery, Aomori, has been engaged in cultivation of grapes for wines and has started wine brewing in 2008. We have winned many awards at wine contests including Gold Award in Pinot Noir category of Japan Wine Competition 2016.

Ryo Selection 2015 / Sarah Classic (Kerner) 2016 / Deni Selection 2015 / Joshua & Claire Selection 2015 / Tsugaru Wine White Steuben Towada Label / Tsugaru Wine Red Steuben Oirase Label / Aomori Apple Wine (Still Wine)

Target area : Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam

HAYASHI NOUEN Corp.(Goichi Wine)

HAYASHI NOUEN Corp.
(Goichi Wine)

Goichi Wine is oldest winery in Nagano pref. Winery is located at N.Lat36°,700m Above sea level in “Kikyougahara” area ,Nagano pref. The founder, Mr. Goichi Hayashi, planted vines for the first timein 1911 in the underdeveloped land of Kikyogahara and started making winein 1919.

Estate Goichi MERLOT / Estate Goichi CHARDONNAY / Estate Goichi RYUGAN / Goichi Wine HYOUKANOSHIZUKU

Target area : Asia

Kusunoki Winery

Kusunoki Winery

After studied Oenology and Viticulture at Adelaide University, Mr. Shigeyuki Kusunoki, the owner of the winery, started grape growing in 2004 and his own winery in 2011. The winery is known for its high quality wines from 9 varieties

Chardonnay 2015 Barrel Aged

Target area : South East Asia, North America

Katsunuma Jyozo Winery

Katsunuma Jyozo Winery

At Katsunuma Jyozo Winery, it is our goal to introduce Koshu wine to the world. In 2003 and 2004, our “Aruga Branca” wines won French “Vinalies Internationales” awards for excellence in winemaking. By focusing on the pairing of our Koshu wines with the subtle, yet sophisticated flavors of Japanese cuisine, we have penetrated the high-end Japanese restaurant market.

ARUGA BRANCA BRILHANTE / ARUGA BRANCA VINHAL ISSEHARA / ARUGA BRANCA PIPA / ARUGA BRANCA CLAREZA DISTINCTAMENTE / ARUGA BRANCA DOCE

Target area : UK, USA, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore

Local Agency

UK
JFC UK LTD.
Address : UNIT17, 7 PREMIER PARK ROAD,LONDON,NW10 7NZ UK
Tell : +44 20 8963 7600

Japan Food Express Limited
Address : Unit 3 Beddington Lane Industrial Estate 131 Beddington Lane Croydon CR0 4TD
Tell : +44 20 3909 1555

USA
MUTUAL TRADING CO., INC.
Address : 431 CROCKER STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
Tell : (213) 626-9458

THE CHERRY CO., LTD.
Address : 3375 KOAPAKA ST. SUITE A-185 HONOLULU, HI 96819
Tell : (808) 422-6555

SINGAPORE
Tamanegiya Fine Sake Pte Ltd
Address : #05-04, 100 Pasir Panjang 100 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118518
Tell : +65 6369 9288

HONG KONG
Liquid Gold Ltd
Address : Head Office: Room 2115, No. 1 Hung To Road, Nagu Tau Kok, Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tell : +852 2755-5155

Shirayuri winery

Shirayuri winery

Shirayuri Vineyard was founded in 1938 and it will be our 80th anniversary next year. Our company is still run as a family business by the third-generation Managing Director, Takao Uchida. The vineyard is located in the Katsunuma district of Koshu, and we produce red, white, rose, sparkling and even Grappa, all using grapes locally produced in Yamanashi prefecture.

L’ORIENT KATSUNUMA KOSHU 2017 / L’ORIENT MUSCAT BAILEY A barrel aged 2016

Target area : Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam

Local Agency

UK
JAPAN AT UK LIMITED
239 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SA, UK
e-mail : info@japanatuk.com
Website : http://japanatuk.com/en/company-information/(ENG)

Maruki  Winery

Maruki Winery

We are the oldest remaining winery in Japan, established in 1891. Since then, our mind of focus on high quality and relationship with farmers have not changed at all. Nowadays, we have been intending the comprehensive sixth order industrialization.

Soryu Winery Co., Ltd.

Soryu Winery Co., Ltd.

Soryu’s roots go back to 1899, and the winery was founded by relatives of Masanari Takano and Ryoken Tsuchiya who had traveled to France to learn French winemaking techniques and then pioneered winemaking in Japan.

Soryu Koshu / Grand Bailey A / Grand Koshu

Target area : UK, EU, Australia, Asia

Local Agency

UK
Tazaki foods ltd.
Address : 12 Innova Way, Enfield, EN3 7FL, U.K
Tell : +44 20 8344 3001
Website : http://www.tazakifoods.com/(ENG)

Australia
Mauve Wine Co.
Address : 436/38-46 Albany Street, St Leonards NSW 2065 Australia
Tell : +61 410547036
Website : mauvewineco@gmail.com

GRACE WINE

GRACE WINE

Established by the Misawa family in 1923, Grace Wine has been pioneering fine winemaking in Japan. Respecting Yamanashi’s natural environment, our precise viticulture and winemaking with meticulous Japanese craftsmanship brings purity, elegance and authenticity to the bottle. Grace’s hand-crafted Koshus have won gold medal for four consecutive years from 2014 in the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Grace Koshu(Private reserve) 2017 / Grace Gris de Koshu 2017 / Grace Merlot 2015 / Grace Cabernet Franc 2016 / Grace Kayagatake Rouge 2017 / Grace Rose 2017

Target area : EU, Asia, USA, South America

Local Agency

UK
HALLGARTEN DRUITT & Novum Wines
Address : Luton Head Office Dallow Road Luton LU1 1UR , United Kingdom
Tell :+44 1582 722 538
e-mail : sales@hallgartendruitt.co.uk
Website : http://www.hdnwines.co.uk(ENG)

SWEDEN
The Wine Agency AB
Address : Regeringsgatan 109, 111 39 Stockholm, PO Box 7471, SE103 92 Stockholm/Sweden
Tell : +46 8 660 84 16
e-mail : info@thewineagency.se
Website : http://www.vingruppen.se/Wineagency/(SWE)

FRANCE
Explorateur de vins
Address : 8 Bis Rue Gabriel Voisin - BP 1043, 51100 REIMS, France
Tell : +33 3 26 86 16 12
e-mail : jc@explorateurdevins.com
Website : http://www.explorateurdevins.com/(FRA)

BELGIUM
Matthys Wijnimport nv
Address : Gistelsesteenweg228 , B-8200 Brugge, Belgium
Tell : +32 50 386 380
e-mail : frank@matthys-wines.be
Website : http://www.matthys-wines.be/(ENG)

AUSTRALIA
Quality Estate Distributors
Address : 54a Carrington Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia
Tell : +61 1800 637 776
e-mail : sales@qedwines.com.au
Website : http://qedwines.com.au/(ENG)

HONG KONG
Northeast Wines and Spirits Pte
Address : Unit B1 & B2, Block B, 1/F Vita Tower, 29 Wong Chuk Hang Road,Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tell : +852 2873 5733
e-mail : info@northeast.com.hk
Website : http://northeast.com.hk/(ENG)

Suntory Tomi no Oka winery

Suntory Tomi no Oka winery

Suntory TOMI NO OKA WINERY opened in 1909. It’s located in Yamanashi Prefecture, where you can overlook the magnificent figure of Mt. Fuji. Our wine making is firmly rooted in the Japanese terroir and a century of research and experience. Suntory aims to make Japanese wines, which make an impression on the world, using carefully selected 100% Japanese grapes.

Tomi Red / Tomi White / Tomi no Oka Red / Tomi no Oka Koshu / Japan Premium Koshu / Japan Premium Muscat Bailey A

Target area : Hong Kong, Singapore

Local Agency

HONG KONG
ASC Fine Wines
Address :Units 1101-02 & 1112-13, 11/F, Two Harbourfront, 22 Tak Fung Street, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tell : +852 39236700
e-mail : KitWong@asc-wines.com
Website : http://www.asc-wines.com(ENG)

SINGAPORE
Beam Suntory Asia Pte Ltd.
Address : 229 Mountbatten Road #01-03 to 07, Mountbatten Square, Singapore 398007
Tell : +65 6559 1155
e-mail : https://www.beamsuntory.com/contact-us
Website : https://www.beamsuntory.com/(ENG)

Mercian

Mercian

Our winemaking dates back to 1877 with the establishment of "Dai-Nihon Yamanashi Budoushu-Gaisha," which heralded the start of Japanese viticulture history. In 1970, the brand Château Mercian was born. As a genuine successor to Japanese viticulture heritage, Château Mercian ushers in a new era of Japanese fine wine making.

Mariko Vienyard Sauvignon / Koshu Kiiroka
Yamanashi Muscat Bailey A / Hokushin Cgardonnay

Local Agency

HONG KONG
Hing Lung Food Place Limited
Address : 2/F Hing Lung Comm. Bldg. 68 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tell : +852 2541 5072
e-mail : sales@sake.com.hk
Website : http://www.sake.com.hk/(CHI)

USA
Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
Address : 431 Crocker St . Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tell : +1 213 626 9458
Website : http://lamtc.com/(ENG)

USA
NEW YORK MUTUAL TRADING, INC.
Address : 77 Metro Way,77, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Tell : +1 201 933 9555
e-mail : mutual@nymtc.com
Website : https://www.nymtc.com/(ENG)

USA
THE CHERRY CO., LTD.
Address : 3375 Koapaka St., Suite A-185, Honolulu, HI 96819
Tell : +1 808 422 6555 Fax:+1 808 442 6721
Website : http://www.cherryco.com/(ENG)

SINGAPORE
Kirei Japanese Food Supply Pte. Ltd
Address : 13 Jalan Kilang Singapore 159413
Tell : +65 6779 2128
e-mail : kirei@kireifood.com.sg
Website : http://www.kireifood.com.sg/(ENG)

Lumiere Winery

Lumiere Winery

Lumiere Winery was found in 1885 and it is the oldest family owned winery in Japan. We have challenged and succeeded in making high quality wines. We are promoting a wine-loving culture by French dining with locally-produced food and leisurely tasting.

Lumiere Sparkling Koshu / Lumiere Koshu Hikari Chateau Lumiere / Lumiere Histoire / Umeshu Shirokaga / Umeshu Nankoubai

Target area : UK, EU, Australia, Asia

Local Agency

UK
AMATHUS DRINKS PLC
Address : 309 Elveden Road, Park Royal, London NW10 7ST, UK
Tell : +44 0208 951 9840
e-mail : info@amathusdrinks.com
Website : https://www.amathusdrinks.com/(ENG)

TAIWAN
Fuji Central Co., Ltd.
Address : No. 106, Zhongshan S Rd, Dayuan District Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Tell : +886 3 386 7061

TAI ZEUS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Address : 8Fl,No.65,Sec 2,Chien Kuo N.Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
Tell : +886 2 2516 8611

HONG KONG
Fine Vintage (Far East) Ltd
Address : Rm.1208 Hong Man Ind. Centre, 2 Hong Man St., Chai Wan, Hong
Tell : +852 2896 6108
Website : http://finevintage.com.hk/shop/(ENG)

INDONESIA
PT. JADDI INTERNATIONAL
Address : Jl. Kemang Raya no 49, Jakarta Indonesia 12730
Tell : +62 21 780 1060
Website : http://www.jaddi-internasional.com/(ENG)

Katashimo Winery

Katashimo Winery

Katashimo Wine & Food was founded in 1914. We brew wine with sake brewing technique.
It is known as the oldest winery in western Japan.
We actively take place winery tours and events with the region.
Our wines received prizes such as MONDE SELECTION, JAPAN WINE COMPETITION, CHINA WINE & SPRITS AWARDS…

KING SELBY Kawachi Wine
ENGEL'S FLUIT CAMBELL
ENGEL'S FLUIT NIAGARA
Japanese brandy BUDOUKA(葡萄華)

Target area : Asia

TSUNO WINE CO.,LTD.

TSUNO WINE CO.,LTD.

Our winery is in Miyazaki prefecture of Kyushu Island in the south of Japan. Our winery is on the hill where the sea is visible. Campbell Early is our main product in our wines. Other wines are also making Chardonnay, Muscat · Berry A etc.

Note by Teiji Takahashi, WINES OF JAPAN: A Comprehensive Guide to Wines and Wineries of Japan, 2017.

“Japan Wine” is made 100% from grapes grown in Japan.