There are about two million private companies operating in China, and women own twenty percent (400,000).
The first grape-vine plantings were in 1997 and the first vintage in 2001.
Judy started the winery because her father liked to drink. Today, Judy produces a quality wine—about 700,000 bottles annually.
Most people do not know that wine is produced in China.
In fact, Judy has competition since there are about 400 wineries in China.
Judy says there is an opportunity in China to make a lot of money in a short period of time, because the country is developing and growing.
The difference between the wine market in China and the rest of the world is that most drinkers in China must drink because they have to. It’s part of the culture of doing business.
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