A Singaporean journalist at China Daily, arrived in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region last year, wanting to find out more about the region's up-and-coming wines.
People respect nature, and they also fear it. Chateau Lilian has a 10-year history of making wine in Minning town, Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
The raging Yellow River and the lofty Helan Mountain have given Ningxia "Chateau Lilan" a magical land. The people on this land grow good grapes and brew fine wines scientifically.
The founder of the Ho-Lan Soul International Winery, Chen Deqi, has lived for 15 years in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
In the spring of 2013, Ding Jian came to Ningxia and chose a plot of deserted land on the alluvial plain. With an altitude of 1,180 meters, it was an ideal spot for grape cultivation and eventually became the vineyard and winery.
Alongside Yuanshi Vineyard at Helan Mountains' east foothill in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, there is a 10-kilometer-long stone wall. Inside it, besides the 133-hectares of vines, there are plenty of fruit trees and animals such as rabbits, chickens and peacocks.
In this vast land at the foothills of Helan Mountain, the company pursues high quality with high requirements, and the wine is a vehicle for it to send messages of faith, pride and persistence.
A distinctive spot has been built on the "wine street" of Minning New Town in Yinchuan, capital of Northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region.