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Chateau Ginkgo winery owned by Japanese Risa Yurigusa in Saint Emilion

The 1st and only Bordeaux wine made by a Japanese woman.

Chateau Gingko was founded in 2015 by Risa Yurigusa, a Japanese woman who started studying wine in Baordaux at age 21.


After over a decade spent as a judge for international wine tastings whilst running a successful negotiant business, she purchased Chateau Ginkgo located in Saint Philippe d’Aiguilhe, a small village 13 km away from Saint Emilion with the aim of making the best wine in Bordeaux and in the world.

Risa and her small team farm the 100% Merlot vines aged 35 years on average, with some over 80 years old. Organically certified in 2016, grapes are harvested by hand, fermented using wild yeasts before being aged for 15-18 months in 500L French oak barrels She also takes in Biodynamic farming methods. The resulting wines balance concentration, minerality, acidity and umami.