May. 23, 2016

Suntory Japanese Wine

A distinctive climate and over 100 years of constantly evolving skill go into our Japanese wine*, which is now thrilling wine lovers the world over.
*Japanese Wine refers to wine produced and bottled in Japan using 100% domestic grapes.

Our Wineries

TOMI NO OKA WINERY, located in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, overlooks the Kofu Basin with magnificent Mt. Fuji to the south, and was named for the beauty revealed as one climbs these hills.
This idyllic region is blessed with perfect conditions for cultivating grapes, and the winery has been in operation for more than a century since 1909. Today, 12 varieties of grapes are grown in vineyards stretching across 25 hectares. We focus on using only grapes from our own vineyards, adhering to our ironclad rule of growing each variety in the soil that suits it best. Our wines are literally created from the ground up.


SHIOJIRI WINERY focuses on terroirs of each region and carefully selected grapes grown in and around Nagano Prefecture. We work closely with local growers to ensure each wine reflects the character of its terroir. Conditions in Nagano are naturally suited to grape cultivation, and it’s become well-known as a producer of grapes for premium quality Japanese wine, with varieties that include white Chardonnay and red Merlot and Muscat Bailey A grapes.

Wine Maker

Naoki Watanabe Senior General Manager, Oenologist

– Joined Suntory in 1988
– From 1989 was responsible for developing cultivation and fermentation technology at TOMI NO OKA WINERY.
– In 1992, studied at Bordeaux University and became a qualified oenologist.
– In his present role since April 2014


「TOMI」「TOMI NO OKA」「Iwadarehara Merlot」

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