Masa Shiroki, the first person in Canada to craft rice into sake by hand, looks around his 1,000-square-foot shop on Vancouver’s Granville Island and glances up at the catwalk-sized loft. “I , the first person in Canada to craft rice into sake by hand, looks around his 1,000-square-foot shop on Vancouver’s Granville Island and glances up at the catwalk-sized loft. “I want what the other [winery] guys have,” he says. “A château. With one difference—no grapes.” It’s a big dream for his little grain.

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