A Tour to Taste Dry Red Wine
Changli County of Qinhuangdao and Bordeaux in France which is the famous wine production area in the world are in N40°. The climatic characteristics and edaphic conditions create advantageous natural environment for growth of grape, especially high-quality of wine grape. Changli which has more than three hundred years of grape planting history is called “the home of Chinese wine grape” and “the city of Chinese dry red wine”. The first bottle of Chinese wine was produced there. In addition, there are the largest underground cellar in Asia, charming wine manor, advanced wine brewing techniques, and endless vineyard with floor area of ten thousand mu. You can be accompanied by grape and wine there and can fully experience the eternal romance and soft sentiment.
Key words: holiday, ecology, industry
Route A Huaxia Manor, Langes Chateau, and Renxuan Chateau
Route B Changli Grape Town, Kings International Grape Chateau, and Baozigou
Key tour points:
Huaxia Manor: Huaxia Grape Manor is located on the hillside of Liangjia Mountain with beautiful scenery, which is subordinate to COFCO, one of Fortune 500 enterprises. Moreover, it has been successively determined as the first batch of Chinese industrial tourism demonstration site and national 4A tourist attraction by National Tourism Administration. Floor area tourism resources in the whole factory is 200 mu, including century great wall with length of 2,000m, reception center, the largest underground granite mountain cellar in Asia, wine tasting hall, beverage-packaging production line, wine storage workshop, film and television hall, exhibition hall, international famous wine grape demonstration park, and wine grape base with floor area of 56 thousand mu at the foot of Phoenix Hill outside the factory.
Langes Chateau: It is solely invested by Mr. Swarovski, a famous entrepreneur in Austria, with 36 million US dollars, which comprehensively integrates principles of 3S for grape chateau: Sea, Sand, and Sun. Floor area of the Chateau is more than 3,000 mu, including 85 mu for main buildings, 30 mu for variety demonstration garden, and 2800 mu for vineyard. Overall style of Chateau is Italian garden style. Langes Chateau has become “the first Chinese humanistic green chateau” integrating brewing, tasting, travel, and sightseeing. Characteristics of “Langes Chateau Tour” are that you can pick up and harvest grapes, can brew wine, can customize wine, and can enjoy the unique grape seed essence oil SPA center in China.
Renxuan Chateau: Floor area of the Chateau is more than 1,900 mu. Detoxification grafting plantlet of wine grape introduced from France is planted with main planting varieties of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, marselan, and chardonnay, which increases varieties of wines. In addition, ugni blanc, petit manseng, and petit verdot are introduced. In addition, Ganimede brewing technique which is honored as “wine brewing revolution” and equipment are introduced with main products of dry red, dry white, pink, port wine, and brandy. Wine products won special award and silver award in 2015 and 2016 Wine Quality Competition in International Leading Production Area given by Judging Panel. The Chateau is a multi-industry complex which takes wine culture as connotation, takes industrial tourism, leisure agriculture, and rural tourism as key points, and integrates industrial product exhibition, leisure agriculture sightseeing, entertainment performance, recuperation and rehabilitation holiday, wedding celebration, fitness, and conference. Therefore, it becomes the leader of chateau wine in Chinese wine production area and benchmark and model for development of Hebei provincial leisure agriculture and rural tourism.
Small Grape Town: It is surrounded by mountains in three directions, is on the leeward side, and is exposed to the sun with clear spring water and large differences in temperature between day and night. In addition, it has more than 500 years of grape planting history, more than 100 grape varieties represented by muscat hamburg, and about one hundred grape vines planted for more than 70 years with the longest wine age of 150 years. The traditional brewing technique represented by family chateau has a long history. Highlighted features of the small town: the first one is to tell stories about grape and to highlight features of grape home; the second one is to establish a new characteristic leisure & holiday business integrates “grape + tourism + culture”; the third one is to highlight mountain, river channel, forest and land, and ecological restoration; the fourth one is to build a “common construction, operation, and enjoying” mode to make farmers involved in all aspects; the fifth one is to formulate and advance refined standard for home-stay, grape, chateau, and service according to international high-end standard.
Kings International Grape Chateau: Floor area of the Chateau is 674 mu with planned investment of one billion yuan. Moreover, overall floor area of the Chateau is 96,000 square meters. The first-stage projects include: functional area of the gate, murals, entertainment city for children, high-quality brewing vineyard with floor area of 200 mu, high-quality brewing workshop with output of 100 tons, fresh fruit picking garden, construction of basic and supporting facilities, landscape engineering in the Chateau, household recuperation demonstration area, gallery for scenery appreciation, and mountain restoration. The second-stage projects include: four-star wine theme hotel with floor area of 7,100 square meters, wine museum, international conference meeting, high-quality wine brewing workshop with annual output of 1,000 tons, mountain cellar hided in the cave and main household recuperation area.
Baozigou Scenic Spot: It is the national 2A scenic spot and national agricultural tourism demonstration site. Moreover, it is located in Habo Town, Lulong County, Hebei Province and is an ecotourism resort integrating natural landscape and leisure and entertainment. It has been planned to be construction since 2003, which has constructed grape gallery, lawn at the peak of the mountain, lovers stone, Tuanshan, lying tiger stone, 18 turns, forest with floor area of ten thousand mu, holy water spring, and fishing center. The village has grape planting history of more than 300 years with planting area of more than 1,500 mu and main variety of muscat hamburg. In addition, it has more than 30 grape varieties, such as kyoho, longan, Victoria, red globe, green globe, minicure finger, and manaizi. The resort integrates agricultural sightseeing, picking in the garden, science education and leisure, fitness and entertainment, folk custom experience, which is Advance Organization for construction of Qinhuangdao Municipal Civilized and Ecological Village and Provincial Civilized and Ecological Village.
Liuhe Valley: It is a national 2A scenic spot and Hebei provincial agricultural tourism demonstration site. Depending on original ecological natural conditions and abundant red tourism resources, the scenic spot takes red theme experience and ecological leisure as main contents, which is divided into red remembrance area, water playing and leisure & entertainment area, recreation area for natural air anion bar, and other four functional areas so that tourists can return to the natural and have red memory tours.