Kohki Iwata decided to leave Osaka and start the life of a vigneron in France in 2008.
Upon his arrival in France, he completed a few internships with renowned winegrowers such as Olivier Cousin in Loire Valley or Jean Foillard in Beaujolais, before working for 4 years at the Augé cellars in Paris. Finally, in 2015, he worked at the Domaine des Soulié (Saint Chinian). An estate which has the particularity of being organically grown since 1960 and over a large area: 27 ha.
In 2016 he decided to settle down and vinify his wines himself, buying the grapes at Domaine des Soulié. Helped by a Japanese company to be able to get started, Wa Sud was created in 2017.
The vinified wines are without inputs, pure juice. The production is low (around 5,000 bottles) and the quality is really there.