Since 1711 Taga Sake Company has been brewing sake in the sleepy town of Taga, near the famous castle town of Hikone in eastern Shiga Prefecture, under the protection of the god of life enshrined in Taga-taisha Shrine. This is also one of the most fertile areas of Japan. Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest, holds fresh and pristine water from the surrounding mountains – the surface water gives life to the rice, and the ground water gives life to our sake. Filtered through the limestone of the northern Suzuka Mountain range, our sake water is a uniquely hard water in Shiga Prefecture. With a hardness of 136ppm and rich in minerals it is ideal for sake production, giving birth to our unique Taga Sake. However, we know it’s important to give credit where due, which is why we revere and respect this perfect sake-brewing environment. We make utmost efforts to control and reduce our environmental impact, and we also give our sake to the local farmers who provide us with rice as thanks for their efforts. Commended with Gold in the Annual Japan Sake Awards 13 times, this sake is the work of nature, skill and generations of experience. We sincerely hope that it brings you as much joy to drink it, as it has for us to make it.
In the heart of the Langhe, in the hamlet of Bussia di Monforte d’Alba, is Cascina Sciulun, a typical historic farmhouse, constructed according to Piedmont architectural traditions. Built in the mid-nineteenth century and extended in the 1940s, the house has always belonged to the Conterno family. The company Franco Conterno has deep roots, and has been a part of the family for many decades. It was nonno Pietro who allocated 18 hectares of land to Nebbiolo vineyards, initially to sell to other wineries for vinification, later destined for the creation of prestigious wines.
Azienda Agricola Rinaldi is located in Piedmont, in the hilly region of Alba, in Madonna di Como, an area of Langhe which is particularly suitable for the cultivation of vines. During the Roman Age, the name “Como” indicated a group of young people dancing to celebrate Bacchus, the God of Wine. In this estate, our great-grandparents Pietro, Paolo and our grandfather Costanzo had been producing Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and a great Moscato since 1920. After four generations, at present wine is considered the fruit of experience, the consequence of choices and considerations, the result of an intense and constant dedication to a project based on the very precious naturalistic heritage and the strong personality of these places….
Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate. This debate is centred largely around the desire to protect a century’s old wine experience that is a magnet for wine lovers around the world.The farm itself dates back to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. This makes Muratie one of the oldest estates in South Africa and along with that age comes many characters and truly fascinating stories.
Familjen Stagnari startade göra vin redan på 1880-talet i Italien. Nu sex generationer senare gör familjen Stagnari fortfarande fantastiska viner men i Uruguay. En total yta på 34 hektar uppdelat på två vingårdar, belägna i södra Uruguay, La Paz, Canelones och Melilla, Montevideo. Området är känt för det idealiska klimat och mineralrika rosa granit som är unikt för södra Uruguay.
Canals & Munné is a small family company dedicated to the elaboration of middle to high quality wines and cavas since 1915, when Josep Canals Capellades, the great grandfather of the current enologist, Òscar Canals, first set up the business. The crest of the house symbolises water canals full of cava, and the towers represent the union of the brand, together with the vine leaves and the grapes from the vineyard.
The first mention of the Fichtenbauer winery was in 1936. Since then, several generations have contributed their share towards not letting the knowledge they have built up together be buried in oblivion, but redefined it in the context of modern times. With their son Helmut, Christa and Erwin Fichtenbauer-Mold are leading the winery rich in tradition, with the greatest care and enthusiasm.
The Artacho family had a deep wine tradition when in 1890 they founded Bodegas Riojanas together with Rafael Carreras. Signs of this tradition are the stone door built in 1799 to provide access to the family vineyards and is now preserved at the entrance to our winery, and very specially the prizes awarded to their wines before that foundation, as the golden of the Universal Exposition in Barcelona in 1888.
Albert Michler is one of the oldest distilleries and rum houses of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Founded in the 1863 in Silesia – today part of the Czech Republic – A. Michler supplied rum to the Imperial Court and Navy. Today, Albert Michler upholds this tradition of excellence by sourcing only the finest rums from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and the Dominican Republic.
Cantina di Verona ligger strax nordost om staden Verona och producerar högkvalitativa viner som Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella, Valpolicella DOC Ripasso Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, Pinot Grigio och andra vita och röda viner IGT/DOC/DOCG.
Koo Loo Loo means “bird” in the Maidu Native American language, symbolizing peace and purity in their culture. The Sutter Buttes of California were once the home of Native Americans who epitomized the concept of “organic” by leaving no lasting impact on the land. The smallest mountain range in the world, the Sutter Buttes today are a small collection of ancient volcanic cones in the middle of California, scores of miles from any other mountains or hills. The vines are grown on these volcanic slopes, producing 100% organic Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes of outstanding quality and flavor. Koo Loo Loo Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon present lovely, balanced flavors from the volcanic soil, and contain lower levels of sulfites. Leaving behind a smaller organic footprint, Koo Loo Loo brand wines are better for the environment and better for your health.
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999. The family connection to the wine comes from afar, through its connection with the export houses of Vila Nova de Gaia in the cork business. Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family. With a story longer than 250 years, the property displays conserved structures and the cellar original building from 1764, after interventions by the architect Arnaldo Barbosa.
Freedom Hill Family Vineyards opened its cellar doors in November 2004. Situated on the slopes of the Wemmershoek Mountain, the historic winery lies between Franschhoek and Paarl. The colourful history of the estate dates back to 1699, when it was part of the farm La Paris, which had been obtained by the French Huguenot, Francois Retief, in 1699. The original farm measured 414 hectares and was subsequently subdivided into 11 portions.
Persian Empire 1 ideas for product innovation come from years of experience that have been passed down generation by generation. The goal is to bring the taste of the future to the world of spirits, focusing on quality and detail. They are focusing on giving the world of spirits a new meaning by formulating unique products. The products are manufactured using old family recipes as well as newly formulated recipes.
Casa Agricola de Compostela , SA, är beläget i det mellersta området mellan Douro och Minho, i Requião, i Vila Nova de Famalicão kommun, är det särskilt lämpad för skogsbruk, trädgårdsodling och vinodling. Vingården är ca 40 ha, som sträcker sig genom partiet av en kontinuerlig och organiserat sätt. Rik på kiseldioxid och lera, marken har också en utmärkt solexponering.
Viñedos y Reservas is a winery in Castilla la Mancha, a pioneer in the production of sparkling wine since 1987 and under the Differentiated Quality Mark ‘CUEVA’. 100% of its activity entails preparation under the traditional method of bottle fermentation.We are in Villanueva de Alcardete, in the province of Toledo, territory of Don Quixote and in the vicinity of the Finca Venta of his beloved Dulcinea del Toboso
Vinícola de Castilla has its own vineyards, divided mainly in two types: bush vines and espalier. The 5 hectares dedicated to bush vines are occupied by the Airen variety. The rest is dedicated to the following different varieties: White Grapes: Macabeo, Moscatel, Chardonnay and Verdejo. Red Grapes: Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot The vineyards are treated with the maximum care. Thereon we get our best grapes at its optimum level of ripening, getting musts of the highest quality which will ensure the excellent wines that we are characterized for.
D’Aria Vineyards comprises of two wine farms, namely Doordekraal and Springfield. The history of Springfield dates back to 1698 when the governor of the Cape first granted this farmland, then known as “Hooge Bergs Vallei” (later “Springfield”), thereby making it one of the oldest and most significant farms, not only in Durbanville, but in what will be known as the greater, modern-day Cape Town. Our vineyards are situated at the back of the Tygerberg Hills, mainly in north-facing and east-facing rows. Situated 10km from the Atlantic Ocean, the sea breeze cools the grapes at night after the warm summer days.