Soryu Winery

Soryu Winery was founded by relatives of Masanari Takano and Ryuken Tsuchiya, who traveled to France to learn the proper French winemaking techniques and then pioneered winemaking in Japan. Soryu is one of Katsunuma’s most historic wineries, with annual production equivalent to 1.2 million bottles. Third generation winemaker Takui Suzuki provides meticulous management of the winemaking process and works with Hiromi, the talented fourth generation in this winemaking family, to produce extraordinary new wines. Soryu Reserve 2005 won the trophy in the Koshu category in The Japan Wine Challenge. and our Koshu won many gold prizes in the Koshu category in The Japan Wine Competition in recent years. Soryu’s many prizes in wine competitions are evidence of the quality of outstanding wines crafted and steadily improved through the experience of four successive generations of winemakers.

Soryu Winery

HISTORY

1899 Founded as a wine cooperative.
1943 Shigetomi Suzuki buys up all of the shares belonging to members of the cooperative and obtains a personal license to go into the wine business.
2000 Begins operating as the Soryu Winery Co., Ltd., with Takui Suzuki as its first president.

WINERY DATA

Address 1841 Shimoiwasaki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1313 Japan
Tel +81 (0)553 44 0026 or 2265
FAX +81 (0)553 44 3170
e-mail soryu@wine.or.jp
URL http://www.wine.or.jp/soryu/
Name of Owner Takui Suzuki (CEO)
Winemaker Hiromi Suzuki
Vineyards Owned: 1.8ha Under Contract: 8ha
Annual Production 8,000hl
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Chardonnay
Reds: Muscat Bailey A, Kai Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Importer Tazaki Foods Ltd Tel: +44 (0)208 344 3000

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