The CHOYA Message
CHOYA was founded by the Kondo family in 1914, and at first focused on viticulture. In 1959, the company made the historic decision to start production of Umeshu. Today, CHOYA is the biggest producer of Umeshu in the world.
Our mission is to produce and promote the finest Umeshu, made with only natural ingredients. We want our products to make you smile.
The CHOYA team is not very large but every member is very proud of our products and is highly motivated to promote the delicious and unique Japanese drink that is Umeshu around the globe.
We control all production processes including the selection of ume, aging, and blending. These efforts ensure the consistent quality of CHOYA. We always strive to make the best.