Already present in some great wine-making regions in the world, DBR (Lafite) has decided to develop a vineyard in China. Located in the peninsula of Penglai, province of Shandong, this vineyard development plan is in association with the national Chinese group CITIC.
The technicians of DBR (Lafite) finally chose the peninsula of Penglai out of the many regions they visited in China. It proved to be the most promising area for producing a great wine, in terms of its climatic and geological conditions. This region also possesses an ancient tradition in viticulture. The top quality soils will enable planting of just over 25 hectares of vines on the slopes.
Commenting on this partnership, Baron Eric de Rothschild said: « I am very pleased to develop a vineyard in a country where the interest in fine wines is increasing every year. It is particularly exciting to participate in the creation of an exceptional Chinese wine ».