Thursday, January 8, 2015

Would you bury deceased parents in the vineyard?

A number of Chinese vineyards I've visited have grave sites scattered between the rows of vines.

A burial site sits in the middle of a vineyard where Dynasty Winery sources fruit in Tianjin Province, China.
Grave markers dot vineyards just above Yellow Valley, Shanxi Province, China. Grace Winery gets fruit from these contract farmers. 
These graves border COFCO's Chateau Junding Winery estate vineyard in Nava Valley near Penglai, Shandong Province.  Chateau Junding, Penglai, Shandong Province, China.

All images international copyright 2015 Janis Miglavs.

For a more comprehensive look at the China Wine industry see my recently released book China The New Wine Frontier written in both Chinese and English. (The book already won the "Best in the World" award from Gourmand.)

To order the book in China go to Amazon China. 

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