Xinjiang is a region located in northwest China, known for its dry and continental climate with high temperature variations between day and night. The region has a long history of winemaking, with evidence of viticulture dating back to the Han dynasty over 2,000 years ago.
Today, the region is known for producing a variety of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Marselan is another grape that is becoming a speciality of wines from greater China, but also within Ningxia. The typical style of wines found in Xinjiang are full-bodied and fruit-forward, with ripe tannins and a relatively high alcohol content. Some producers in the region are also experimenting with blends of international grape varieties with local Chinese grape varieties.
The region's unique climate and geography, with its high altitude and proximity to the Tianshan Mountains, give the wines from Xinjiang a distinct character and flavor profile. The region is considered one of the most promising wine regions in China and has been gaining recognition in recent years for its high-quality wines.