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These are the Top Wine & Spirits Companies in Japan (2021)

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:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japan Wine & Spirits Companies

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Wakaze

Wakaze

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Wakaze is a Japanese sake brewing startup.

Kirin Holdings

Kirin Holdings

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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..

SakeWiz

SakeWiz

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SakeWiz is a developed an app for sake and operated an Italian restaurant

Tricot

Tricot

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Tricot is a food and beverage company.

YOI LABO

YOI LABO

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YOI LABO is a D2C company that develops pairing tea.

Suntory Holdings

Suntory Holdings

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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..

Oisix

Oisix

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Oisix is a web-based platform that enables its users to order organic and natural food online.

FRARE FOOD FACTORY CO., LTD.

FRARE FOOD FACTORY CO., LTD.

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“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.. .

Recruit Lifestyle

Recruit Lifestyle

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An online booking site that allows users to search and book restaurants, read up on restaurant information, and find restaurant coupons.

DyDo Group Holdings

DyDo Group Holdings

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DyDo Group Holdings mainly engages in the manufacture and sale of beverages.

redish

redish

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redish is the most convenient and rewarding restaurant reservation.

Enoteca

Enoteca

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Enoteca Co operates as a wine trading company in Japan. It engages in the import, wholesale, and retail sale of wines.

Pro-Douguya

Pro-Douguya

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Pro-Douguya is an online shop for cooking accessories and wine glasses.

Fiveneeds

Fiveneeds

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Five Needs is a Sales Division Restaurant Concierge Division company.

liaison Japan

liaison Japan

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Liaison is a company focuses on American wines and only carefully handles wines

Oenon

Oenon

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Oenon is a manufacturer and seller of alcoholic beverages and food products.

PAPILLES

PAPILLES

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Papille is a Liquor sales, wine consultant, food / wine event planning and management, instructor dispatch

RiceWine

RiceWine

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RiceWine is a manufacture of original brands and sales in Japan and overseas.

Japan Foods

Japan Foods

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Japan Foods is a soft drink manufacturing company.

This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].

Alternatively you may write to us at: ToastFried/Fupping Ltd, First Floor, 61-63 Rochester Pl, London NW1 9JU.

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