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A good crop: Grace Vineyard 2008 Vintage Report

Grace Vineyard in Shanxi province is widely considered to make the best portfolio of wines in China. Courtesy of Grace CEO and Grape Wall contributor Judy Leissner, here is the vintage report for 2008, written by chief wine maker and viticulturalist Ken Murchison. It gives those of us who enjoy trying Chinese wine something to […]

Judy Leissner: Two challenges of working with grape farmers

By Judy Leissner At Grace Vineyard, we spend a major amount of energy working with grape-growing farmers, as we believe wine quality is largely determined by grape quality. Working with the farmers has been both rewarding and difficult. I find that there are two major challenges we face. The first is limited experience. Unlike farmers […]

Grape Wall of China 2.0: Judy Leissner

Grape Wall of China will soon begin including contributions from ten people involved in the Greater China wine scene as academics, wine-makers, distributors, educators or consumers. To kick things off, I will post a profile each day. (For more China wine info, join the Grape Wall of China group on Facebook and/or sign up for […]

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