China ranks in one of the top 10 wine producing countries in the world and is becoming a major player in the wine industry. Here’s a closer look at the 5 famous wine regions of 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 climate of Yunnan wine growing region is exceptional, drawing companies to Bordeaux, featuring cabernet franc, merlot & cabernet sauvignon grape varieties.
The wine produced in Ningxia has won many awards in domestic & international levels & is known as a star region of China. It is mostly planted with red varietals such as Cabernet Gernischt, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.
The region has a climate with four distinct seasons, low humidity, high-intensity sunlight & a daily temperature difference. A wine produced in Shanxi includes Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Xinjiang has the largest wine grape production in China.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Chardonnay are the main grape varietals grown in this region with an average production of 100,000 tonnes in a year.