Wakayama, Japan

Established in the 1950’s at a time where sake of Hyogo and Kyoto dominated the industry, the Hideo family put the nearby Wakayama prefecture on the map with refreshing sake, underground storage innovations and the introduction of new milling machines to the region. Having survived the great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, the brewery consolidated their production and brought one of the sake world’s few female Toji (brewmasters) to focus on quality sake, rather than volume.

Gjinjo ‘Sakana’