This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Wine & Spirits companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Wine & Spirits industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Wine & Spirits Companies
Kirin Holdings manufactures and sells alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and pharmaceuticals and bio-chemicals in Japan and internationally. It operates through four segments: Japan Integrated Beverages Business, Oceania Integrated Beverages Business, Other Overseas Integrated Beverages Business, and Pharmaceuticals and Bio-Chemicals Business.
Kirin Holdings’ products include beer, happo-shu, wine, whiskey, spirits, soft drinks, dairy products, fruit juices, and other products. It also produces and sells pharmaceutical products, biochemical products, and other products.
Moreover, Kirin Holdings engages in the livestock feed and theme park businesses; and management and operation of a chain of Kirin City beer pubs; manufacture and sale of amino acids and nucleic acids for pharmaceutical and industrial use bulk pharmaceuticals, as well as margarine, jams, and honey. Further, it is involved in the manufacture and sale of Coca-Cola products and other soft drinks, as well as sake; and manufacture and supply of Four Roses bourbon.
Kirin Holdings has a strategic collaboration with Mitsui and Onegevity Health for launching a testing system in Japan, as well as to develop nutritional products. Kirin Brewery that began operation in 1885 became Kirin Holdings in July 2007, with its headquarters in Tokyo in Japan..
Suntory Holdings is a 100-year-old company best known for producing Japan’s first whiskey under the Kakubin brand name. Today, the company comprises approximately 200 group subsidiaries located worldwide that do everything from distill whiskey to grow and sell flowers.
Suntory Holdings has three main areas of operation: producing alcoholic beverages (including MIDORI melon-flavored liqueur); producing health food and supplement and non-alcoholic beverages; and running restaurant, fitness, and floral operations. It is the Japanese distributor of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and runs a number of Pepsi bottling businesses in both Japan and Vietnam..
FRARE FOOD FACTORY CO., LTD.
“FRARE FOOD FACTORY” was established in Yamanashi prefecture. We call it a factory which is our studio for producing handcrafted premium non-alcohol wine with care, where skilled persons collect, select and squeeze the grapes with their hands and eyes.
“Pj 珠” (pː dʒéi dʒu) is a newly coined word which combines “Pj” for 100% pure juice, and a Kanji character “ 珠” (dʒu) for gem, pronounced as the French word “jus” for juice, in which grapes are compared to a gem. Production of the “Pj 珠” range is supervised by Mr.
Takashi Atsuta, the “Contemporary Master Craftsman”. This brand of old-fashioned handcrafted premium non-alcohol wine is extracted only from wine grape varieties.
Many of the wine grape varieties have a high sugar content of more than 20 degrees Brix, creating a unique sweetness and richness. The rate of extraction is the same as wine, hereby achieving a unique purity.
This is why the “Pj 珠” range is available as sugarfree and additive-free.. .
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