Say Grace: Winery marks tenth year

There’s general consensus that the best Chinese wine, both in terms of quality and value, is from Grace Vineyard in Shanxi province. Congratuations to the winery, then, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary today. I’d hoped to attend the festivities, but as with the Shanghai International Wine and Spirits Fair, duty called—such is life. But I nevertheless look forward to enjoying more of the vineyard’s wines in the very near future.

In fact, a tasting of five Grace wines is slated for this Friday in Beijing, from 6:30 PM. For details, email me at

Finally, for background, here’s an interview I did with Grace CEO Judy Leissner, a report from NPR on the winery, and excerpts from a South China Morning Post article on Grace.

Grace wines, including the new “Deep Blue” (a Cabernet France, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend) are available from Torres.

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  1. Hi Tom,

    I think the big challenge for Chinese wine will be focusing on quality over quantity, and Grace will help inspire this in other companies.

    Cheers, Boyce

  2. Its nice to see some great wines coming out from China, and Im sure we will se alot more of that in the comeing years. European vineyards have already suffered from the “New World” wines and I think they are in for a new surprise with the wines that will come from places like China. There is absolutely no reason at all why the Chinese wines will not do very well in the European shops even if most of them will find that they are batteling in the low cost market of wine. But so did every other country that entered the European winemarket at first!

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