Major players aren't just trying to sell wine in the Chinese market, they're producing varietals there too.
Considering China’s size (it has roughly the same land mass as the United States), varied climates, and the fact that wine has been made there for around 2,000 years, it’s hard to believe that anyone would just dismiss the entire country...
There are almost 500 wineries scattered across 12 main regions, but the fact that Louis Vuitton-Moët Hennessy, Domaine Baron de Rothschild (D.B.R.) Lafite, and Penfolds are in on the action makes even the most hardened snob sit up and take notice.
Unless you’re traveling to China or Australia, it will be hard to get your hands on a bottle of Penfolds CWT 51. As for the other Chinese wines we’ve mentioned, they are drinking well now and will continue to age beautifully at home for at least 10 more years.