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5 Famous Wine Regions in China You Must Visit

China Ranks in One of the Top 10 Wine Producing Countries in the World. It has Become a Major Player in the Wine Industry and is Composed to Play an Eminent Role in the Global Wine Market.

31/08/2018

If you are looking to visit famous wine regions in China, below is the list of 5 famous wine regions in China you wish to visit.

China's Famous Wine Regions

Shandong

Shandong is located on the east coast of China and is the vital wine producing region. It covers around 60,700 square miles of land and is famous for Cabernet Gernischt, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Yantai is the largest wine-producing region located in Shandong, China.  

This is the only region in Northern China which is warm enough for the production of wine grapes in the winter. Shandong plays a similar role in its nation as California does in the U.S. The region with its rich history along with its beauty makes it the classic wine destination in China.

Yunnan

Yunnan is the region of China, located in the far South of the country. There are wineries in thousands of acres in the production of different varietals.  The climate of Yunnan wine growing region is exceptional, drawing companies to Bordeaux, featuring cabernet franc, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon grape varieties. 

Yunnan has a long history in the cultivation of grapes and the most of the production are table grapes and wine grapes. These wines were once popular in the local wine scene and a quality benchmark for local consumers for a long time. As China is trending for its wines, French wine companies have also pursuit with some of Yunnan Wineries. 

Ningxia

Ningxia is located 400 miles from Beijing, capital of China. It is one of the famous Chinese wine producing regions as it produces the best quality wines. It is near the yellow river, which helps in providing sufficient water for irrigation and the landscape is made suitable for the cultivation of wine grapes.

The wine produced in Ningxia has won many awards in domestic and international levels and is known as a star region of China.  Ningxia is mostly planted with red varieties such as Cabernet Gernischt, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Due to its high-quality wine producing it has also attracted foreign winemakers to practice their craft and compete in Ningxia winemaker’s challenge.

Shanxi

Shanxi is located in North China region and border Hebel to the east, and Inner Mongolia to the north which is made up mainly of a plateau bounded party by mountain ranges. It is the most important wine producing region in eastern China. The region covers mainly 60,000 square miles of land the Luliang and Taihang mountain ranges.

The region has a climate with four distinct seasons, low humidity, high-intensity sunlight, and a daily temperature difference. A wine produced in Shanxi includes Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grace Vineyards is one of the best-known grower and producer of Shanxi’s in terms of quality.

Xinjiang

Xinjiang is an independent region, located in the northwest of China. It is the region with the largest wine grape production in China. About 100,000 hectares of land are under vine in this region; from this only 16,700 hectares are used in winemaking.  It is also known as one of the biggest sources of table grapes and wine grapes in China.

Xinjiang was traditionally famous for its agriculture based on wheat and fruit, but in the past few decades, the cultivation of wine grape in this province has grown faster. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay are the main grape varietals grown in this region with an average production of 100,000 tonnes in a year. 

About IBWSS China

In November 2019, Beverage Trade Network will host the first-ever International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) in Shanghai, China. The two-day event (November 5-6, 2019) will include an exhibition trade show floor for buyers and sellers to meet in a central marketplace, as well as a series of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions designed to offer practical, actionable advice about the Chinese bulk wine and spirits industry.

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