The wine women of China

Women in the vineyards of Silver Heights in Ningxia, China

Louise Hurren compares attitudes to women winemakers in France and China.

In 2018 on my first visit to Ningxia (widely described then as China's most exciting wine region), I was surprised by the significant number of women making their mark there as owners, growers, winemakers and consultants.

When I returned to Ningxia in September 2019 for the Asian Wine and Spirits Conference, I set up interviews with a number of these women, curious to contrast their experience with what I've observed as a PR consultant working in the French wine industry.

The province of Ningxia (see detailed map and...