Sunday, April 13, 2014

Which is China's most scenic vineyard?

  Estate vineyard at Chateau Changyu AFIP Global Winery, one hour out of Beijing, China.

Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir vines in Jade Valley Winery and Resort  vineyard in Shaanxi Province, China.

Chateau Junding winery seen from estate vineyard, near Penglai, Shandong Province, China.

Granite posts in vineyards of Treaty Port winery, Mulangou Village in the Shandong Province, China.

Estate vineyard at Treaty Port winery, Mulangou Village, near Penglai, Shandong Province, China.

Shepherd drives his sheep up walls of Yellow River Valley canyon with vineyard (upper right by the tree) which supplies grapes to Grace Winery in the Shanxi Province, China.

Yes, the nuclear power plant does interfere with the view of this Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. That's Bogda Peak in the Tian Shan Mountain range, a World Heritage Site, near Fukang, Xinjian Province, China. The grapes are for Citic Guoan Winery (formerly Suntime International Wine Company).

Growing grapes in villages like Beng (also called Bu),  have changed the whole economy of the region. While I think this could be  one of China's best wine growing regions, as you can imagine, transportation is an issue. That's the LanCang (also called Lantsang, Lansang and Mekong) River roiling through in the Heng Duan Mountain Range, Yunnan Province, China. Oh yes, the grapes are for ShangriLa Winery.

This has to be some of the world's most rugged landscape to grow Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This slopping vineyard near Yunling (Yunlingxiang), above the LanCang River, provides grapes for ShangriLa Winery. This is in Deqin County, Deqen, northwest Yunnan Province, China.

1 comment:

JayZee said...

All are wonderful shots of an area that I would not expect to have vineyards. Although my favorite is #3. Shows the specific winery & unbelievable granite posts.