Shandong Province China
Chateau Changyu-Castel is a joint venture between the Changyu Winery of China and Groupe Castel of France.
The Changyu Winery was established in 1892 with vine cuttings imported from the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions of France, including the rare varietal Cabernet Gernischt. Located in northeastern China between the Bohai and Yellow Seas, Changyu is the oldest and most famous winery in China.
Castel Frères is France’s winemaking powerhouse. With enterprises throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, Castel is one of the top three wine companies in the world.
Chateau Changyu-Castel’s Sino-French wines begin with European grape varietals grown on its Beiyujia Vineyard, situated on the same geographic latitude as Napa Valley. The wines are vinted by French winemaker, Norbert Buchonnet, using traditional European techniques with state-of-the-art equipment imported from France.