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HISTORY

1923 ・Our business was founded by Chotaro Misawa in Katsunuma-town.
・”Chotaro Stamp Wine” was released for sale.
1953 ・The third-generation, Kazuo Misawa established “Chuo Budoshu Co., Ltd.” and laid the foundation of our current business.
・”The wine brand “GRACE” was established.
1961 ・One of our wine was introduced as a superb article in “Bento in the dark”, which is a collection of essays written by Shugoro Yamamoto. (It is our fortified wine currently called “Shugoro-no Vin”)
1962 ・We started supplying to French Navy.
1980 ・An authentic aging cellar (Approximately 660 square meters) was constructed.
1983 ・We made the first wine which was certified under the geographical certification system in Japan (Certified that it was made in Katsunuma-town).
1987 ・We formed Katsunuma Wineries Club which consisted of 12 companies of young winemakers from Katsunuma-town.
1989 ・The fourth-generation, Shigekazu Misawa became the president of the company.
1992 ・Trial of the cultivation of Koshu with Vertical Shoot Positioning began.
1998 ・The first wine competition in Japan “Japan International Wine Challenge” was held.
・”Koshu Taru Chozou 1997” won the trophy for best Japanese white wine.
2000 ・”Grace Koshu” was introduced as wine that has Japanese originality in UK’s “Financial Times”.
・”Grace Koshu” was introduced as a representative of Japanese wine in “World Atlas Of Wine” which is called the wine bible.
2002 ・We opened Misawa Vineyard (formerly known as Grace Akeno Vineyard) which we manage on our own in Akeno, Yamanashi-prefecture (8.6 hectares)
2004 ・Mr. Robert Parker Jr. paid a visit and tasted Koshu wine.
・We made Koshu wine under the guidance of Professor Dubourdieu from Bordeaux University.
2005 ・We tried the cultivation of Koshu with Vertical Shoot Positioning at Misawa Vineyard in Akeno again.
2008 ・”Grace Chardonnay 2007” and “Grace Chardonnay 2008” were introduced in the comic series “Drops of God” (published by Kodansha).
2009 ・The cultivation of Koshu with Vertical Shoot Positioning begun with full scale
2010 ・A wine tasting event was held by “Koshu Of Japan (KOJ)”( Koshu wine EU export project) for the first time in London.
・The vine variety “Koshu” was registered in International Organisation of Vine and Wine (O.I.V).
・Export of our wine to UK began.
・”Grace Chardonnay 2008” was chosen as “Best Buy Wines” by “Australian Gourmet Traveller” magazine.
2012 ・The 10th anniversary of opening of “Misawa Vineyard”.
2013 ・”Grace Gris de Koshu 2012” won the gold medal and the regional trophy at the Decenter Asia Wine Awards and it was the first time that an Asian wine won these awards.
2014 ・” Cuvée Misawa Akeno Koshu 2013” won the gold medal and the regional trophy at the world’s biggest wine competition, the Decanter World Wine Awards and it was the first time that a Japanese wine won these awards.
2015 ・The 6th wine tasting event was held in London by Koshu wine EU export project “KOJ”.
・The collaboration wine with Mr. Thibault Despagne ”La Rencontre 2012” was made.
・We constructed a wine cave which can mature up to 95 barrels and 60,000 wine bottles at Misawa Winery.
2016 ・The 7th Koshu wine EU export project “KOJ” was held in London.
・”Grace Extra Brut” won the platinum prize and the best Asian award at the world’s biggest wine competition, the Decanter World Wine Awards and it was the first time that an Asian sparkling wine won these awards.
2017 ・The 8th wine tasting event was held in London by Koshu wine EU export project “KOJ”
・A photo of “Grace Koshu Private Reserve 2016” appeared on the front cover of UK’s wine magazine “Decanter”.

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