This is a boutique winery, painted white with a beautiful string of notes on the wall of the main building. Under the Helan Mountain, the vines grow up happily along with the music playing in the vineyard. The founder Geqi Wang is not quite social, and the winery business operation is not like others, instead is has its own unique mode.
Domaine Monluxe crowdfunds investments. With different Co-owners, each of them owns their individual part of vineyard and wine production. As Co-owners of Domaine Monluxe, they can design their own labels, visit the winery anytime as they wish, store the wine in the cellar, get to know the viticulture and winemaking process. Domaine Monluxe conducts “the Grand Co-owners Meeting” once a year, inviting all the co-owners to attend, with parties and meetings being held then. It usually occurs in the Summer.
The wine consultant for Domaine Monluxe is Mrs Shuzhen Zhou- widely recognized as one of the best winemakers in China. Besides Domaine Monluxe, she participates in five other wine projects in Ningxia, including Legacy Peak Estate, Jade Winery, Kanaan Winery, Feitswei Winery and Chateau Baoshi. “There is no best quality wine but only better one.” is the persistence of her whole winemaking life. People kindly call her “Zhou Gong”. In order to create a final bottle of great wine, she constantly improves quality, never twists or compromises the original insist due to limited time, focuses on details and pursues perfection and excellence. Her idea is similar with Philippe Melka- one of the most famous wine consultant in Napa Valley and some of other great winemakers- making wines showing the beautiful and natural flavors of the grapes. She emphasizes “NATURE“ again and again.
The winemaker of Domaine Monluxe is Junkai Tao, who started his career in a food manufacturing company in Japan. After returning to China, he came across into the wine industry and began his work in Domaine Monluxe. As a vegetarian, he fits perfectly the natural concept of the winery. Everyday, the music starts in the vineyard on time, and it changes according to different seasons. The animals in the winery are so lovely, and the staffs are always friendly.
- Winery Name：Domine Monluxe
- Wine Region：Yinchuan
- Owner：Geqi, Wang
- Found Year：2012
- Classification Level：Third Growth (updated in 2021)
- Vineyard Area：20 acres
- Grape Variety：Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot
- Annual production：65K bottles
- Winery Address：S Yunshan Rd., Haoyuan Village, Zhenbeibao, Xixia DIST., Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
- 产区评级：三级 （2021年 新晋级）
- 葡萄品种：赤霞珠, 霞多丽, 美乐