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Grape Leap: China's Biggest Winemaker

July 26, 2012

On a gentle slope, parallel trestles of vines lead up to a lofty European-style house, one of several self-styled ch√Ęteaus in coastal Shandong, the biggest wine-¬≠producing region in China. Thick bunches of Riesling and Cabernet Gernischt grapes ripen under a hazy summer sky.