In the first-ever U.S. tasting, three of our esteemed bottlings of varietal wines from China received resounding approval from wine masters in Las Vegas! The wines are all produced in the Helan Shan Mountain Appellation in Ningxia, China. Known as the Napa Valley of China, Ningxia is fast becoming an internationally recognized source of fine grape-based wines.
We debuted the 2011 vintage of Dragon’s Hollow Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from China on July 30th at the Palazzo Las Vegas Hotel to an exclusive invitation-only audience. We also showed Jai Bei Lan and Silver Heights vintages for the first time in the U.S.
The reaction was excellent from the tasters, among which were two Master Sommeliers and a Master of Wine. In fact, the first three words from Robert Smith MS when he tasted the Dragon's Hollow wine was "Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!"