Shandong Region 山东

This historical winemaking region is a flat peninsula with some hills in the centre, and has a maritime climate with mild winters but cool and wet summers. These increase the risk of fungal disease on vines, but the mild winters mean that vines can survive without burying. The notable wine-producing areas are Yantai, Penglai and Qingdao, and the main grape varieties grown here are Cabernet Gernischt (Carménère), Riesling, Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon.