Brewery's commitments to sake making
- Our brewing techniques are based on 470 years
Our brewing techniques are based on 470 years of expertise and our brewers continue to nurture traditional process while incorporating new cutting-edge technologies. This balanced integration of old and new is a key factor of our continued success through the Years.
Yoshinogawa has achieved recognition in saké markets around the world by its commitment to local resources and time-honoured brewing practices, balanced with the integration of new technologies.
History and culture of the brewery
- Founded in 1548
- We are the sake brewery with the longest history in Niigata Prefecture. We are located in the town of Settaya in Nagaoka City which is famous for sake manufacturing. For 470 years, we have been cultivating the art of sake brewing, while at the same time incorporating cutting-edge technology to create sake that meets the needs of the times.
Located in Nagaoka City
Nagaoka City, where Yoshinogawa is located, is one of the areas with the heaviest snowfall in the world. The clear water created when this snow melts and percolates down the mountains is then used for growing rice. And this rice is made into sake. The snow also creates clean air and serves as a natural refrigerator, and plays the role of keeping the storehouse at a constant temperature.
Local Rice and Water
We specify that the rice used in Yoshinogawa sake come from Niigata Prefecture, and since 2016, the company has been growing its own rice. (Currently, approximately 10-20% of the rice used is grown by the company). We believe that using local rice and water and brewing it with the skills of the local Echigo Toji is a requirement when brewing local sake.
See Company Information
|Company name||Yoshinogawa Co., Ltd.|
|Address||4-8-12 Settaya, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture|