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Toast to Ningxia wine

By Hu Dongmei|chinadaily.com.cn|Updated:January 24, 2022


Farmers select grapes for wine-making at a vineyard in the Helan Mountain Eastern Foothills, the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The eastern foot of Helan Mountain, Ningxia Hui autonomous region is suitable for planting wine grapes and high-end grapes due to its favorable natural growing conditions. The wine produced in Ningxia is full of flavor and has won more than 1,000 awards in top international competitions.


A resident of Minning town, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, waters grapes at the foot of the Helan Moutain. [Photo by Su Yong/For China Daily]

Wine is the "purple business card" of Ningxia which has become one of China’s best wine-producing areas.  


A woman picks grapes at a vineyard in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. [Photo/VCG]

In the next five to 10 years, the city plans to increase the growing area for wine grapes to about 66,667 hectares with an annual output of over 300 million bottles high-quality wine. In this way, the eastern foot of Helan Mountain is expected to be built into a well-known capital of wine.


Guests tasting wines from Ningxia International Wine Festival in New York. [Photo provided to China Daily]