Thank you for your visiting our Nogami Grape Farm website.
Our farm is a small grape farm in Okayama Prefecture.
On this farm, we started cultivation of grapes about 30 years ago and have cultivated
a particular kind of grape called “Tenzan Grape”
whose cultivation is very difficult.
Conventionally, among growers, the idea was that cultivating
and marketing affordable and delicious grapes was best.
However, we considered the future of agriculture and decided to take up
the challenge of cultivating the Tenzan Grape
that everyone gave up on because of its difficulty in growing.
We have cultivated this kind of grape to show the world our confidence in growing a grape that is
“safe and delicious for our children and grandchildren.”
Okayama is a region that experiences few natural disasters and enjoys the mild Setouchi climate. The region is also blessed with an abundance of sunshine and is called the “land of Sunshine,” which is excellent for grape cultivation.
The Tenzan Grape is a Japanese-born hybrid grape of Venger Gun (China) and Rosario Bianco (Japan).
It was named after an image of a large mountain reaching for the heavens.
Each grape grows into a splendidly delicious and large piece of fruit with a weight of 30g and a sugar content of 17 degrees brix,
resulting in each picked bunch larger than a human face.
The moment you bite into a grape, its thin skin splits and the fresh juice fills your mouth.
Tenzan is called the “phantom grape” because its cultivation is very difficult and it requires great care such as control of temperature,
humidity and watering. As a result, it is rarely found in supermarkets.
We have cultivated our Tenzan Grape so that customers can eat this grape knowing that it is safe and delicious.
* Our Tenzan Grape has seeds.
Flowers start to bloom late in April.
The flower of the grape resembles a flickering sparkler.
We grow each bunch checking the entire shape.
These small grapes grow to be a huge bunch equaling a weight of 1kg.
We thin out grapes checking each bunch so that they can grow to a large size.
If left directly exposed to the sun, the Tenzan Grape would burn from ultraviolet rays.
We shade each bunch according to their stage of growth.