Established in 1548, Yoshinogawa is located in the Niigata Prefecture in the small city of Nagaoka City and is today run by 19th generation owner Kawakami san. Yoshinogawa are the largest Sake producer in the Niigata region which is a well-known major premium rice producing area. Yoshinogawa is also the oldest sake producer in Niigata. The region is known for its crisp, clean sake with a dry finish.
Yoshinogawa are the largest sake producer in our portfolio, and produce a wide range of sake in Japan, of which we have chosen our favourites to bring into Australia. They use a combination of techniques, both ancient and modern to craft both classic and modern interpretations. All of the rice used comes from the Niigata prefecture, and they have strict quality controls over the rice that is used. The water used for rice growing and sake making comes from the subterranean river of the longest river in Japan, the Shinano River.