When Takahiro Koyama, owner winemaker of Koyama Wines came to New Zealand in 2003, it was to study Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln. When he graduated in 2006 he became assistant winemaker at Mountford. He started to make his own wine and established Koyama Wines Limited. Grapes for Koyama Wines came from three local growers’ vineyards namely Williams’, Pearson’s and Tussock Terrace.
In 2017, Koyama Wines Limited purchased Mountford Estate and now all Koyama wines are produced at Mountford Estate.