American Wagyu

American Wagyu - As trade with Japan normalized in the 80's, interest was piqued in amazingly marbled Japanese Wagyu beef. It wasn't long before enterprising individuals arranged to airlift out of Japan (in custom-outfitted 737's no less) top Wagyu breeding cattle. Shortly thereafter however, the Japanese government declared Wagyu a national treasure and the export of any Japanese genetics was banned. But it was too late, the "cow" had left the barn.

Holy Grail partners are focused on the Holy Trinity of breeding, feeding and husbandry. We currently offer two producers absolutely dedicated to the craft of raising world-class cattle with protocols and attention-to-detail to rival top wine estates. Our American-raised Wagyu is directly descended from the Tajima black Wagyu line and our Akaushi selections from the Japanese Brown Wagyu.