Best Chinese Wines - Top 10 Brands for You to Choose

No.1: Changyu

Started from: 1892
Place of origin: Yantai, Shandong

The best Chinese wine brand is no doubt Chang Yu. Changyu is the first industrialized wine manufacturer in China that was founded by patriotic businessman Zhang Bishi. After more than 120 years of development, Changyu has developed into the largest wine production enterprise in China and even in Asia. It takes the No.1 market share in China’s wine market. Great wine is from great grapes. Changyu has built vineyards in Yantai, Xinjiang, Ningxia, Shaanxi and other major grape growing regions in China, covering a total area of 0.3 million mu (49,421 acres), which ensures the good quality of its wine at the very beginning. There are many different series of wines being produced by Changyu, such as Dry Red, Cabernet Dry Red, Dry White, and Riesling Dry White.

See also Changyu Wine Culture Museum
 

No.2: Great Wall

Started from: 1983
Place of origin: Changli County, Qinhuangdao, Hebei

Great Wall is one of the best Chinese wine brands. It is the wine company with largest productions in China. The main products of Great Wall are dry wine, sweet wine, fortified wine, sparkling wine, distilled wine and so on. It applies modern brewing technology, and the equipment are imported from France, Germany and Italy. Products are sold not only in China, but also in over 20 countries or regions abroad, including the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
 

No.3: Dynasty

Started from: 1980
Place of origin: Tianjin

Dynasty is a Sino-French Joint Venture wine company. It has introduced advanced equipment and technologies from abroad, and has nearly 4,942 acres of grape planting base. It is one of the largest high-end full juice wine producers in Asia, and its wine is one of the best Chinese wines. Dynasty has won many prizes both in China and overseas. Main products of Dynasty are various kinds of Dry Red and Dry White, which are also exported to more than 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Japan, and Australia.
 

No.4: Yunnan Red

Started from: 1997
Place of origin: Kunming, Yunnan

Yunnan Red Wine, as one of the best Chinese wines, is carefully made from great wine grapes Rose Honey, Merlot, French Wild, etc. Yunnan Red always make each kind of wine from only a single variety of wine grapes and never mix different grapes in a wine. The most distinctive product of Yunnan Red is the Yunnan Mild Red Wine made from Rose Honey grape that is almost extinct in other places in the world.
 

No.5: Shangri-La

Started from: 2000
Place of origin: Shangri-La, Yunnan

Its main grape varieties to produce wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, etc. What is more special is that Shangri-La is currently the only highland barley dry wine producer in China. The most famous product Tibetan Dry of Shangri-La uses purple red barley as the main raw material; it combines the excellent quality of highland barley dry wine and grape wine. There are also many kinds of dry red and dry white wines of Shangri-La worthy of try.
 

No.6: Grand Dragon

Started from: 1982
Place of origin: Yantai, Shandong

Grand Dragon has an annual output of more than 30,000 tons of various types of wines, ranking No.4 in the grape wine industry in China with a market share of over 10%. The most prominent feature of Grand Dragon is the grapes it uses are organic and healthy. Its representative wines are various types of organic dry red and organic dry white.
 

No.7: Plainsong

Started from: 2007
Place of origin: Beijing

Plainsong wine is a new wine brand, advocating the concept of healthy wine. Traditional Chinese medicines are added into its wine with modern biopharmaceutical technology. Its Chinese name “百利生” was just named after the concept of health care effects. Plainsong produces Herbal Dry Red Wine, Barbarum Dry Red Wine, Ginseng Dry Red Wine and so on.
 

No.8: Grace Vineyard

Started from: 1997
Place of origin: Taigu County, Jinzhong, Shanxi

The Grace Vineyard wine is made only from traditional Bordeaux grapes, and the production is strictly controlled, making it one of the best Chinese wines. Grace Vineyard not only receives wide praises in the international wine industry, but also is widely recognized in China. There are ten series of wines produced, among which Vineyard Series is the most popular, including varied dry red and dry white wines.
 

No.9: CITIC Guoan Wine

Started from: 1997
Place of origin: Urumqi, Xinjiang

CITIC Guoan Wien is Xinjiang's most representative wine company. It owns four small ecological vineyards in producing areas and advocates green ecological wine. Its wine brands include Niya, West Region and Suntime, of which Niya is the best-known and most-praised. CITIC Guoan Wine has improved the fermentation process of dry red wine to make it tastier. The most popular include Marselan Dry Red, Petit Manseng Sweet White Wine, and Pure Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red.
 

No.10: Dragon Seal

Started from: 1910
Place of origin: Beijing    

Dragon Seal is one of the earliest wine brands in China. It is one of the best Chinese wines as well. Its products covers a wide range of dry white, dry red, rose wine, semi-dry, semi-sweet and many others. The most popular one is Dragon Seal Dry Red Wine and Dragon Seal Cabernet Sauvignon Wine. Dragon Seal Dry Red Wine has a high occupation rate in both China’s four and five-star hotels and European high-end Asian restaurants.

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