SUNTORY TOMI NO OKA WINERY

Tomi no Oka is a large mountain made up of smaller hills nestled together. Across this mountain spreads our vineyard.Always thinking about which varieties are best suited for which vineyards and how they should be cultivated amidst the climate and natural features of Tomi no Oka Winery, our vintners, who are highly trained in viticulture, make their way personally to the vineyards everyday to survey the weather, look after the vines, and lovingly care for them. They also are working on “plant cultivation” to grow grapes in symbiosis with the natural vegetation.We aim to grow the kind of grapes and make the kind of wines that “express the distinctiveness of this region through different varietals while staying close to the local climate.”

SUNTORY TOMI NO OKA WINERY

HISTORY

1909 Railroad councilor Shinsuke Koyama establishes Tomi Farm.
1930s Zenbei Kawakami, the father of Japanese wine grapes begins development of hybrid grapevarieties.
1975 Suntory achieves the first successful harvest of noble-rot grapes in Japan.
2000 2000 Tomi Red 1996 awarded the first “Champion” award for a Japanese wine at the International Competition of Wine in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
2003 Tomi Red 1997 awarded gold medal at the international Les Citadelles du Vin wine and spirits competition held in the Bordeaux, France.
2009 Tomi no oka celebrates its 100th anniversary.
2013 Tomi White 2011 was awarded the PRIX SPECIAL JAPON (Japan Special Prize) for the best Japanese wine as well as the CITADELLES D’OR (Gold Medal) at Les Citadelles du Vin, an international wine and spirits competition held in Bordeaux, France.

WINERY DATA

Address 2786 Onuta, Kai-shi, Yamanashi 407-0103 Japan
Tel +81 (0)551 28 3233
FAX +81 (0)551 28 3236
e-mail Naoki_Watanabe@suntory.co.jp
URL http://www.suntory.co.jp/wine/tominooka/
Name of Owner Yuji Yamazaki
Winemaker Naoki Watanabe
Vineyards Owned: Not disclosed Under Contract: Not disclosed
Annual Production Not disclosed
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Chardonnay, Riesling Italico, Riesling Forte
Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Black Queen, Pinot Noir, Muscat Bailey A, Bijou Noir

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