YANTAI, SHANDONG, CHINA
The province that brought us Tsingtao beer is also home to China’s oldest and largest wine region, with plantings dating back to the late 1800s and wineries numbering more than 150. Yantai, a coastal sub-region, is the hero of the province, benefiting from a warm, continental climate and producing bold wines from varietals including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and merlot.
Top wine producer
The country’s oldest winery, Changyu (pictured bottom left), was established in 1892 and is a giant wine producer. It houses a huge tourism facility, which includes a comprehensive wine museum and tasting area. Here you will witness hoards of wine lovers getting their fix and newlyweds posing for photos amid manicured gardens and chateau lookalikes. It’s kind of like Disneyland for vinophiles. www.changyu.com.cn
Where to stay
Treaty Port Vineyards (pictured right and top left) offers lodging in a faux medieval Scottish castle, with several rooms in various themes, sizes and views. The quirky business, established by a Briton, also operates a fully functional winery. facebook.com/ TreatyPortScottishCastle
釀酒品牌巨擘張裕（左下圖）成立於1892年，是中國歷史最悠久的釀酒廠，並坐擁大型旅遊設施， 括藏品豐富的葡萄酒博物館和品酒區。大家不但可於此目睹絡繹不絕的好酒之士觥籌交錯，還有新婚夫婦在精緻漂亮的園花 和恍似城堡般的建築之間拍照，猶如為劉伶而設的迪士尼樂園。www.changyu.com.cn