Hotei Wines is a Japan based importer of premium wines, marketing directly to restaurants, retailers, and individuals. 040804b. Wines now in Japan include Stag's Leap, Ravenswood, Ridge, Rosenblum, Rafanelli, Flowers, Havens, Thackrey, Carlisle, Cline, Mike Dashe, Robert Mueller, Silver Oak, Unti, Cloudy Bay, Fred Brander, Craig Jaffurs, and Lane Tanner.
Our patron saint, Hotei, is one of the seven lucky gods of Japan. He was a plump, exuberant fellow, known for his unabashed indulgences -- think of him, essentially, as the Japanese equivalent of Bacchus. The Hotei Wines Japan team is composed of a baker, a banker, a wine maker, a writer, two bon vivants, and our mascot, the dachshund Basho, the original party animal, who manages to be majestic and dignified on about three inches of legs. Meet our crew and catch a glimpse of the philosophy and passion for wine Japan that led us to found Hotei Wines. California Wine. zizzynoframes
Here is a partial list of wine in Japan as of 1/2004: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay, SLV, and Cask 23, Zins, Zinfandel Ravenswood : wood road, belloni, old hill, dickerson, sonoma old vine, sangiacomo, icon Ridge : lytton springs, geyserville, pagani ranch Chateau Montelena Japan: Cabernet, Chardonnay Rosenblum : harris kratka, rockpile Havens : merlot, reserve merlot, syrah, borriquot Sean Thackrey (also commonly mispelled as Sean Thackery) : Orion, Pleaides Crocker-Starr (Pam Starr) : Cabernet Franc. Gretchen Mahon; Gretchen Pluma Mahon; Cline: big break, bridgehead, live oak Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc, pelorus, chardonnay. Silver Oak Unti; Mike Officer Carlisle, Three Birds, Two Acres, Dry Creek Syrah.