The Tottori Chuo Sand Dunes, where the vineyards of Kurayoshi Winery are located, feature well-drained soil loaded with mineral nutrients from the sea of Japan, as well as a large temperature difference between day and night. In addition, the amount of sunshine from April to September, the grape maturation season, is almost the same as Katsunuma, Yamanashi Prefecture, which is one of Japan's leading grape-producing regions, making our region one of the best places for cultivating grapes in Japan.
Because of these factors, our vineyard grows Vinifera (European) wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay; the Japanese variety Koshu; and mating varieties Yama-Sauvignon, Muscat Bailey A and Honey Venus, all without chemical fertilizers or herbicides.
Within the Winery, we have invested in the latest equipment, but our winemaking method is based on the gravity concept. In our Kurayoshi Winery, we strive to create great "Japan Wines" using traditional hand-vinting methods while at the same time working in a traditional environment.