Sake Institute of Ontario

Trade & Media


We Welcome the Trade & Media to Kampai 2017


The Sake Institute of Ontario (SIO) is proud to announce the 6th annual Kampai Toronto Festival of Sake taking place on Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Fermenting Cellar in the historic Distillery District, Toronto.

Kampai Toronto is the largest sake tasting event in Canada, with sold out crowds for the last 5 years. The over 850 attendees includes sake brewers, restaurateurs, industry experts, media, and general sake enthusiasts. Attendees have the opportunity to meet brewers, learn about sake, and taste a wide selection of sake, often not easily accessible to the general public.

Kampai Toronto is a cultural, food, and sake festival showcasing sake from over 40 breweries from Japan and around the world, featuring over 150 sakes with many brewers flying in from Japan for this special event. Along with sake, the festival also showcases a selection of tasting items from Toronto’s top local Japanese and contemporary restaurant partners.


Sake was designated the national beverage of Japan in 2012 due to its long history and cultural significance. Although sake has been in production in Japan for over a thousand years, it’s recent resurgence in the Japanese and international market is partially due to its elegance and versatility when paired with other cuisines. Unlike other alcohols, most sake is produced in small batches at artisanal breweries and is considered craft with many distinct classifications. Kampai Toronto is a rare opportunity to experience the depth and complexity of this Japanese tradition.

This is an age 19+ event.

Trade & Media Seminar (Limited to 50 participants)
Thursday, June 1st
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Trade & Media Walk Around Sake Tasting
Thursday, June 1st
2:00pm to 4:00pm
*Credentials will be requested at event registration

The Fermenting Cellar,
Distillery District, Toronto

28 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4R2

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*Credentials will be requested at event registration