HUGGY WINE

Yamato Wine’s main winery is located in Katsunuma-cho. Its Shiga Winery is located in Nagano Prefecture. The main winery produces primarily white wines. The Shiga winery produces reds, primarily Merlot. The company’s aim is to produce world-class wines reflecting its own unique values, wines that are “rich, complex and elegant.” Its meets this challenge as only a winery with deep roots in Koshu could, developing wines from distinctive grape varieties with long histories in the region. These include Koryu, a wine made from grapes from 130 year-old vines, as well as wines made from such heritage grape varieties as Hishiyama Koshu, Koshu Sanjaku, and Murasaki Budo. This winery continues to research how vines assimilate minerals and also how to raise the amino acid content of its wines, aiming to produce wines strikingly different from conventional Koshu.

HUGGY WINE

HISTORY

1913 Founded as Hagihara Company in Yamanashi-city, starts winemaking.
1921 Moves to current location. Keitaro Hagihara starts producing wine in partnership with local grape growers.
2009 Fourth-generation winemaker Yasuki Hagihara appointed president.

WINERY DATA

Address 776-1 Todoroki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1315 Japan
Tel +81 (0)553 44 0433
FAX +81 (0)553 44 1004
e-mail yw@yamatowine.com
URL http://www.yamatowine.com
Name of Owner Yasuki Hagihara
Winemaker Nobuyuki Kondo
Vineyards Owned: 1ha Under Contract: 4ha
Annual Production 3,400hl
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Koshu Sanjaku, Murasaki Budo
Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Importer JFC (UK) Tel: +44 (20) 8963 7600

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