DEWAZAKURA Sake Brewery
Brewery's commitments to sake making
- Our commitment to hand-made production
- We are a brewery that values brewing sake in a way that enables you to feel the warmth of the brewer's hands. We strive every day to deliver sake to our customers that has been carefully and meticulously made while maintaining its high levels of quality.
History and culture of the brewery
- A pioneer of the Ginjo boom
- This is a brewery that has brought Yamagata Prefecture to the forefront. With 70% of its shipments being Ginjo sake, we are famous for spreading Ginjo sake both in Japan and abroad, and pioneering the Ginjo sake boom. We started exporting in 1997 and the brewery has fans in approximately 35 countries worldwide.
Land suitable for making Ginjo sake
Yamagata Prefecture has limpid soft water with low iron content suitable for sake brewing, due to its heavy snowfall in winter. When this water is used for brewing it gives Yamagata's sake a soft and clear taste. The severe cold temperatures in winter are also ideal for low-temperature, long-term fermentation, which greatly enhances the production of Ginjo sake.
Yamagata has world recognition
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is one of the world's largest wine competitions and it is ranked first in Japan in terms of the number of gold medals won in the SAKE category both for this and the All-American Sake Competition, the oldest overseas sake competition.
See Company Information
|Company name||Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd|
|Address||1-4-6 Hitoichimachi, Tendo, Yamagata|
AwardsIn 2016, “Junmaishu Dewanosato” won the highest award in the SAKE category, "Champion Sake", at the IWC 2016 International Wine Challenge.
"Dewazakura Ichiro" (Junmai Daiginjo) also took the highest award in the SAKE category, "Champion Sake", at the IWC 2008 International Wine Challenge in 2008.
It is the first time in history that the same brewery has been awarded the title of world's best twice.