Ningxia's wine debut at Bordeaux Wine Festival

By Hu Dongmei | seeningxia.com | Updated: June 05, 2024

On May 31, the Bordeaux Wine Festival made its debut in Beijing. The wine producing area at the East foothills of the Helan Mountains in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, was invited to participate in the event, with 15 local wineries showcasing nearly a hundred fine wines, demonstrating the charm of Chinese products to the world.


The Bordeaux Wine Festival makes its debut in Beijing, China.

Lasting for three days, this festival enabled wine lovers to enjoy a rich variety of wines from Bordeaux and the wine producing area at the East foothills of the Helan Mountains, offering a diverse selection of wines from different regions.

"Nice! Strong!" After tasting the wines from Ningxia, Sylvie Schmitt, deputy mayor of Bordeaux, said that in recent years, both China and France have faced challenges of rising temperatures and high grape ripeness, while the style of Ningxia wines has shown a stronger performance.


Sylvie Schmitt and the staff of the wine producing area in the East foothills of the Helan Mountains pose for a group photo.

"The Bordeaux Wine Festival is an annual carnival for consumers, and it has never invited other wine regions to participate. It is a great honor for us to be the first region invited to this event. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. We will further promote the exchange of wine industry between Ningxia and Bordeaux,” said a representative of the management committee of the wine industry park in the eastern foothills of the Helan Mountains.

From June to August this year, more events themed on wines are expected to be conducted both in Ningxia Hui autonomous region and France. With these opportunities, Ningxia will further facilitate Chinese wines going global, winning greater international recognition.