The results of the 2021 evaluation of the classified wineries in the eastern foothills of Helan Mountain in Ningxia were announced. A total of 9 second-class wineries, 15 third-class wineries, 18 fourth-class wineries, and 15 fifth-class wineries were selected this time. As of this year, there are 57 classified wineries in Ningxia Helan Mountain East wine-producing area.
The evaluation of Ningxia classified wineries originated in 2013, and it is evaluated every two years. A step-by-step evaluation and promotion system is implemented. After being promoted to a 1st class winery (no 1st class winery exiting yet), the winery will participate in the evaluation every 10 years. In 2021 the fifth Ningxia winery classification rating was held. “This selection adopts the online and offline mode of online collaborative meeting of experts from inside and outside the district and domestic and foreign evaluation committees. At the meeting, the expert judges made comments on major issues such as planting, winemaking, management and branding in the evaluation rules. In-depth exchanges and discussions have further improved the evaluation direction in a scientific way. The withdrawal mechanism of classified wineries has also been further strengthened and improved, and measures such as revocation or prohibition of evaluation will be implemented for participating and existing wineries that do not meet the qualifications.” The relevant person in charge of the Ningxia Helan Mountain Grape and Wine Federation said that this classification evaluation is based on the “Regulations on the Protection of the Helan Mountain Wine Region of the Ningxia ‘Hui’ Autonomous Region” and the “Ningxia Helan Mountain Wine Region Winery Classification Management and Regulation” and “Overall Plan for the Construction of the Comprehensive Pilot Zone for the Opening and Development of the National Grape and Wine Industry in Ningxia”, which focuse more on the construction of vineyards and the quality of grapes, the quality and stability of wine, the infrastructure of wineries, and the establishment of corporate brands.
“For consumers, not everyone has the time and opportunity to go to the wine regions, and they cannot fully understand the situation of Chinese wines. An official winery list is the most simple and effective sales guidance tool. It is an efficient and trustworthy reference basis for consumers. From a big logic perspective, it is much easier for consumers to recognize the production area than to remember the specific brand, and to make the list is to establish the wine regions. The most direct tool for the brand effect of the district.” said the relevant person in charge of Delong Winery.
The relevant person in charge of Zhihui Yuanshi Winery said that the excellent domestic wine has been catching up with the international quality level, but consumers have low awareness of wine quality, and the domestic market brands are mixed. In order to protect the production area and protect the wineries that make wine seriously, the construction and selection of the classified winery system at the eastern foot of Helan Mountain in Ningxia can improve the quality and brand awareness of the production area, simplify consumers’ choice of high-quality wines, and cultivate a national trend.
As of 2021, there are 57 classified wineries in the wine-producing area of the eastern foothills of Helan Mountain in Ningxia.
- 2nd growth wineries (9)
Zhihui Yuanshi Winery, Helan Qingxue Winery, Bagus Winery, Ningxia Nongken Yuquan International Winery, Hedong Winery, Legacy Peak Winery, Lisi Winery, Lilan Winery, Kanaan Winery.
- 3rd growth wineries (15)
Domaine Chengcheng, Meihe Winery, Pernod Ricard Helan Mountain Winery, Domaine MonLuxe, Yuange Winery, Lanyi Winery, Mijia Winery, Helanshen Winery, Baoshi Winery, Pushang Wine Zhuang, Xinniu Winery, Lansai Winery, Huida Sunshine Ecological Winery, Helan Fanghua Pastoral Winery, Haixiangyuan Winery.
- 4th growth wineries (18)
Yuhuang Winery, Fasset Winery, Great Wall Talent Winery, Changyu Moser XV Winery, Senmiao Lanyuegu Winery, Yuma Winery, Jinshawan Winery, Vegani Winery, Xige Winery, Huahao Winery, Feitswei Winery, Wolfon Winery, Oriental Yuxing Winery, Hongsibao Winery, Heyu Xinqinzhong Winery, Luoshan Winery, Yangyang International Winery , Leirenshou Winery.
- 5th growth winery (15)
Tiande Winery, Xinhuibin Winery, Hongfen Jiarong Winery, Renyiyuan Winery, Jiadi Winery, Rongyuanmei Winery, Xiamu Winery, Huangkou Winery, Lane Castle Winery, Xiyu Wangquan Winery, Mobei Winery, Roland Margaux Winery, Hequan Winery, Kasili Winery, Luzhefei Winery.