Decanter 中国醇鉴 - Official report shows Chinese vineyard plantings


Official report shows Chinese vineyard plantings

By 吴嘉溦 / Sylvia Wu

18 DEC 2015



China’s main sources of wine grapes are currently Xinjiang, Shandong and Hebei, and Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the key varieties being planted across China’s young wine regions, shows one of the first official reports on the subject.





Ningxia, as one of China’s most renowned young fine wine regions, has so far planted 80,000mu (5,333 ha) of wine grapes in the Helan Mountain East area, producing 40,000 tons of wine each year, Duan said.

Nine areas are identified in the government report as key winemaking regions in China, and these are:
• North East China
• Changli (Hebei)
• Jiaodong Peninsula (Shandong)
• Huai Zhuo Basin (Hebei)
• The Loess Plateau
• Xinjiang
• The Gansu Corridor
• Ningxia Helan Mountain East
• Southwest China
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Ningxia, as one of China’s most renowned young fine wine regions, has so far planted 80,000mu (5,333 ha) of wine grapes in the Helan Mountain East area, producing 40,000 tons of wine each year, Duan said.

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