Katsunuma Jyozo is one of Yamanashi’s top producers of Koshu wines. Using exclusively grapes grown in Katsunuma-cho, it controls every winemaking step from viticulture to bottling. Katsunuma is relatively new among the world’s great winemaking regions.
Grapes have been grown here for 1,000 years but wine only produced for 130 years. Katsunuma Jyozo however, continues the tradition established by its founder, producing and improving wines that express to the full Katsunuma’s history and culture, fully committed to the principle that wine exists to allow connoisseurs to savour the terroir in which the grape is grown.
|1937||Textile merchant Yoshichika Aruga founds Katsunuma Jyozo and begins producing wine for his own consumption.|
|1941||Bands together with 29 of his neighbors to form the Kaneyama Winemaking Cooperative.|
|1999||Yuji Aruga appointed president|
|2007||Begins exports of Koshu, mainly to France|
|Address||371 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1313 Japan|
|Tel||+81 (0)553 44 0069|
|FAX||+81 (0)553 44 0172|
|Name of Owner||Ko Sakurai|
|Vineyards||Owned: 5ha Under Contract: 20ha|
|Grape Varieties||Whites: Koshu
Reds: Muscat Bailey A
|Importer||JFC (UK) Tel: +44 (20) 8963 7600
S.K.Y Enterprise UK Ltd Tel: +44 (20) 8337 9009