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The brewery has received Gold Medals at National New Sake Competition, at the International Wine Challenge, the Fine Sake Awards Japan Competition, and the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, as well as 90 point scores and Best Buys from Beverage Testing Instititute. The brewery has been featured in Wine & Spirits, the Los Angeles Times, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.
Rumiko and Obata Shuzo are also leaders in sustainability and were the 2020 winner of the Sataoyoma Award for Sustainability.
Kura Selections is Vino del Sol’s portfolio of artisanal sakes. Kura Selections launched Obata Shuzo and its Manotsuru product line, in 2008.
Obata Shuzo has been hand-making boutique premium sake since its founding in 1892, using pure, soft groundwater and world-famous Sado Island, Niigata sake rice. The kura is still owned and managed by the Obata family; fifth generation Rumiko Obata runs the brewery and is a leading woman of sake. The toji (master brewer) is the acclaimed Kenya Kudo.
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