Qingdao, world famous for Tsingtao Beer, is also home to one of China’s top wine makers, Huadong Winery in Laoshan.
Founded by British expat Michael Parry and partners, Huadong Winery and the Chateau Huadong-Parry is about 30 km from downtown Qingdao near Shazikou, Laoshan.
“The Huadong winery — which is the same age as its winemaker — produces 7 million bottles each year and targets Chinese drinkers.”
Corporate events and tours are available – for more information, visit the Huadong Winery website or call 8388.7168 in Qingdao.
From the Grape Wall of China:
Huadong’s Riesling is a perfectly pleasant drink: clean and simple, with good acidity and a nice, floral nose with melons and other fruit. Their less expensive Chardonnay is also good.
Check out this photo of Michael Parry, whose ashes were scattered at the vineyards in Laoshan after his untimely passing in 1991.