Bunches of cabernet sauvignon grapes harvested for Silver Heights Winery. Photo: Alamy

China cultivates a grape-growing region, but it struggles to uncork great wines

Ningxia’s vineyards are the showcase for China’s plan to develop agriculture in the arid hinterland. But the region’s frigid winter, rising costs and competition with global brands have the industry over a barrel

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Bunches of cabernet sauvignon grapes harvested for Silver Heights Winery. Photo: Alamy
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.