The Koshu grape is the most vital grape wide array belonging to Japan. It was established from grapes that took a trip the Silk Roadway around Central Asia from the Caucasus to China then to Japan, at a duration approximated to be around a thousand years back.
The distinctly Oriental Koshu grape is expanded mostly in Yamanashi Prefecture, whose weather extremes of cold and heat, lengthy days of summer season sunshine, and well-drained excitable dirts are particularly matched for growing grapes.
Past reports that wine making in Japan was begun in 1874 by people staying in Yamanashi Prefecture's Kofu City. The very first winery where full-blown white wine manufacturing started was developed in 1879 in Iwaimura, now Koshu City's Katsunuma-cho. The Dainippon Red wine Co., Ltd., in 1877, had actually delivered 2 boys to France. Just what they found out there brought about the beginning of red wine manufacturing in Japan making use of the indigenous Koshu grape. Winegrowers functioned relentlessly to boost the high quality of their red wines and, adhering to completion of The second world war, red wine manufacturing boosted substantially. There are now 80 vineyards in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Koshu of Japan (KOJ) is a company developed in July 2009 by fifteen manufacturers of Eastern white wine situated in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan's premier wine-growing area. The companions in this company, along with the manufacturers, are the Koshu City Chamber of Commerce, the Kofu Chamber of Commerce and Business and the Yamanashi Prefecture Winemakers Organization. This company occurred to enhance the high quality of the distinctly Eastern Koshu grapes and red wines and to boost the recognition of these white wines on international markets.
KOJ has 3 primary purposes: Foreign advertising, New Item Advancement and Promotion
In 2010 KOJ will certainly release a PR project in the UK as the primary step in just what is meant to be an EU-wide promo. KOJ has actually welcomed Expert of Red wine, Lynne Sherriff, a world-class authority on white wine, to give recommendations and technological support on exactly how ideal to market Koshu in worldwide markets.