Established in 1923 in Katsunuma, 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.