Ningxia to hold international wine expo next week

By Hu Dongmei in Ningxia | chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Ningxia Hui autonomous region holds a news conference on Oct 16, 2020. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2020 East Helan Mountain Area International Wine Expo will be held on Oct 22 and 23 in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, according to a news conference held on Friday.

Around 500 experts and people from domestic and abroad wine organizations, associations, colleges, enterprises and companies will take part in the expo, the ninth of its kind, themed "gathering to realize purple dream."

Besides the opening ceremony, the expo will hold Sino-French wine forum, world wine tourism forum that will assess and publish top 10 potential wine tourism areas, wine industry investment and order meeting and an event on wine brands.

Due to regular epidemic prevention and control, the expo will also be held for the first time through the combination of online and offline mode.

The wine industrial park of East Helan Mountain Area will also take part in the expo.

Zhao Shihua, executive deputy director of the park's management committee, said after 30 years' development, the wine grape planting area has reached 32,816.4 hectares, becoming the largest producer of wine grapes in China.

There are 92 wineries with the ability to process 200,000 tons of grapes and produce 130 million bottles of wine annually.