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Tomi no Oka Koshu (Wine made from Koshu grapes)

The late Shinjiro Torii, founder of Suntory, was one of the pioneers who brought the culture of wine to Japan. His first product, launched in the distant 1907, was the Akadama Port Wine. Its sweet flavor tailored to the tastes of Japanese consumers and the fresh and unconventional poster of the product immensely impressed the public. Tomi Farm, on the other hand, is the forerunner of modern wineries in Japan. It was established in 1909 and eventually Kotobuki-ya, the predecessor of Suntory, took over its management. For many years, the Japanese wine industry advanced by ultivating foreign grape varieties and learning from Western wine producers. Tomi No Oka Koshu, however, is made using only the unique Japanese grape variety for white wine Koshu, which is said to have been cultivated in Japan for more than 1,000 years. Tomi No Oka Koshu is an exquisite Japanese wine which boasts a fresh fragrance with a touch of citrus and mild and well-balanced acidity.