Yamada Shoten

Gifu, Japan

At a Glance
  • Smallest brewery in the portfolio
  • They continue to make sake the way they have always done – very traditional brewery.
  • They mill their own rice – this is very uncommon for such a small brewery.

Made in an ultra-handcrafted and traditional style at Vine Connections’ smallest brewery (280 koku), the kanji on the label translates to “nothing has changed since the beginning.”

Like their ancestors who did not have access to modern brewing technology, the Yamada family mills their own rice in-house (unheard of for such a small-production brewery), and they brew at ambient temperatures without heating or cooling controls.