For over four generations and 125 years, we have been making wine in Katsunuma. Since 1890, long before wine became a staple drink in Japan, our family’s ancestral vineyards have been producing Japanese wine. It was a time when farmers in Katsunuma primarily raised silkworms, though soon, the silkworm business gave way to growing fruit. When I was a child, I remember so many peach, cherry, persimmon, and plum fields spread across Katsunuma. As time passed, though, they were replaced by grapes.
Japan’s wine boom started around 1974, and it’s still continuing. The current boom is considered the seventh wave of wine sales growth in Japan. Still, although we have a growing number of inquiries from overseas, we will remain dedicated to making good wine on a small scale.
Marufuji Winery is also known by our brand name, RUBAIYAT, which was named after a collection of Persian quatrains written in the 11th century.
MARUFUJI WINERY co.,ltd
CEO Haruo Omura