New Zealand’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake is based in Queenstown where they produce premium grade junmai ginjo and junmai sake using highly polished, certified sake rice from Japan, and soft water sourced from the Southern Alps. The purity of their ingredients allow them to hand-craft a unique style of sake with well balanced flavours, gentle umami and delicate aromas. With no preservatives, clarifiers or additives of any sort, Zenkuro Sake can be enjoyed as a healthy accompaniment to any meal.
The name Zenkuro is comprised of two characters (zen) means ‘all’ or ‘completely’ and (kuro) means ‘black’ – a mix that brings an image of balanced strength, passion, pride and determination to succeed, that is uniquely Kiwi! Head Brewer David Joll is a “Certified Advanced Sake Professional” and has worked and studied alongside some of Japan’s best brewers. The small brewing team works together with passion and pride, determined to craft sake that all of NZ can be proud to call its own.