Number of wineries in China’s Ningxia region, considered the country’s premier wine region for high-end wines. The vineyards of Ningxia (ning-SHA), in east central China bordering the Gobi Desert, rely on irrigation from the Yellow River. Cabernet sauvignon and cabernet gernischkt (carmenère) are the leading varieties along with chardonnay for sparkling wine. (Domaine Chandon China is here).

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