The Japanese Takara Group established their U.S. headquarters in 1982 in Berkeley, California. They apply traditional craftsmanship and modern technology to produce their popular beverages. Takara’s goal is to introduce the public not only to different types of sake but also to Japanese culture through their facilities, which include a museum and tasting room.
The Museum features items and displays of interest to both experts and the general public. It includes an exhibit of the historical sake-making process, sake artifacts and implements collected by Takara Sake USA, and a history of sake-making in America. The collection is the only one of its kind in the U.S.A.
The Tasting Room offers a selection of sake and plum wine products. Not only can you taste and experience the quality of Sho Chiku Bai Sake, but you can learn about sake production as well. A video describing the story of sake brewing can be viewed. (Must be 21+).
We will be visiting the facility to tour the museum on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 12:00pm-6:00pm.Â The tasting is completely optional and has a cost of $5. We may not stay for the full 6 hours and carpooling is encouraged.
More information can be found on the event page onÂ Facebook.
Contact us for any questions.