This family-owned winery established by Chotaro Misawa is now run by his fourth-generation successor Shigekazu Misawa, whose daughter Ayana is in charge of winemaking. The main-winery is still in Katsunuma and produces primarily Koshu. Since 1990 the family has been concentrating its efforts on improvements in grape production. The winery’s goal is a wine reflecting a unique combination of soil, sunlight, and altitude. It has been a pioneer in replacing conventional Japanese viniculture with vertical shoot positioning to produce a more richly flavoured grape. The goal is wines that are eco-friendly, with a natural, gallant and quietly elegant taste.



1923 Founded by Chotaro Misawa in Katsunuma-cho.
1982 Fourth-generation winemaker Shigekazu Misawa, takes over the business. Becomes president in 1990.
2002 Moves to full-scale grape production with the creation of the eight-hectare Misawa Estate Vineyard in Akeno-cho.
2009 Completes work on 3.6 hectares of vineyards trellised by vertical shoot positioning for richly flavoured Koshu grapes.
2014 Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 results
Gold Medal and Regional Trophy : Cuvée Misawa Akeno Koshu 2013
Silver Medal: Grace Koshu Kayagatake 2013, Grace Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2013, Grace Koshu Private Reserve 2013


Address 173 Todoroki, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1315 Japan
Tel +81 (0)553 44 1230
FAX +81 (0)553 44 0924
Name of Owner Shigekazu Misawa
Winemaker Ayana Misawa
Vineyards Owned: 14ha Under Contract: 10ha
Annual Production 2,000hl
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Chardonnay
Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdo
Importer Novum(Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines) Tel: +44 (0)1582 406 431

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