Shigeyuki Kusunoki

Shigeyuki Kusunoki will be speaking at the session Discovering new terroirs throughout the world

Shigeyuki Kusuoki

After working for an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, Shigeyuki decided to make wines in Japan. At the age of 42, he enrolled in the Adelaide University in Australia and studied Oenology and Viticulture. Shigeyuki planted his first Chardonnay and Merlot in 2004 and has since expanded the vineyards. In 2010, he established his own winery in Suzaka, Nagano, Japan. Since then, Shigeyuki has been making wines with estate grown grapes; Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Vioginier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. Shigeyuki has now turned his hand to making sparkling wines by traditional method.