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Greatwall Winery

You are warmly invited to join a unique masterclass, jointly hosted by the drinks business Hong Kong and the Greatwall winery of China, on Wednesday 30th May.

The masterclass is unprecedented: it will be the first time Greatwall hosts a masterclass at an international trade fair in Hong Kong, China.

Established in 1978, Greatwall is China’s pre-eminent winery, owned by state-owned COFCO Group, with substantial vineyard holdings in 4 provinces of China, including Hebei, Shandong, Ningxia and Xinjiang. Advised by international consultants such as Bordeaux heavyweight Michel Rolland, the Greatwall winery has now developed into an international wine and spirits group with a diversity of wine styles, from bone dry to lusciously sweet, as well as a collection of recognised brand names, such as Chateau Sungod, the winery’s premium wine range often served at China’s state dinners. It was most recently served at a state dinner at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, when President Trump and his delegation visited.

Mr. Yu Qingquan, Chief Winemaker of Chateau Sungod, Chinese-trained with international work experience, will be presenting 8 examples of Greatwall winery’s finest to the trade and media audience at this masterclass. These have been selected to demonstrate the giant steps that Greatwall has made in its close to 40-year journey in launching itself as an international player in the wine and spirits industry.

Please find event details and tasting selection below.
Our Editor-in-Chief Patrick Schmitt MW will be the moderator of this masterclass and comment on how these wine styles compare with international wine styles.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Venue: The Library, Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hotel
Dress Code: Business casual
This masterclass will be primarily conducted in English, with Chinese translations where necessary
Canapés to be served at the end of the masterclass

Tasting Selection:
The selection includes a sparkling wine, 6 still wines and a spirit, made with international and lesser-known grape varieties from 3 Chinese provinces.

  • ▸ Chateau Sungod Sparkling Wine, Traditional Method, 2007 (Chardonnay)
  • ▸ Greatwall Shacheng Winery Connoisseur Longyan Dry White Wine, 2016 (Longyan)
  • ▸ Greatwall Penglai Winery Five-Star Marselan/Syrah Dry Red Wine, 2015 (Marselan, Syrah)
  • ▸ Greatwall Ningxia Winery Chateau Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon/Dornfelder Dry Red Wine, 2015 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Dornfelder)
  • ▸ Greatwall Huaxia Winery Huaxia Great Cellar Dry Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • ▸ Chateau Sungod Syrah Dry Red Wine, 2012 (Syrah)(Syrah)
  • ▸ Chateau Sungod Gewurztraminer Sweet Wine, 2017 (Gewurztraminer)
  • ▸ Greatwall Shacheng Winery Greatwall 20 Years Barrel Aged Old Brandy (Longyan, Ugni Blanc)

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