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Summergate announces first-ever exclusive Chinese wine partner – Kanaan Winery

22nd Jul. 2015  /  Summergate News  ·  Kanaan Winery

Kanaan Winery: The star of Ningxia and winner of Best China Red Wine Trophy at Wine 100 Challenge 2015!

Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, one of the region’s leading drinks businesses, today announced a first-ever partnership with a Chinese wine partner – Kanaan Winery in Ningxia. Already highly recognized in wine competitions (including the trophy for Best China Red Wine at the prestigious Wine 100 competition only days ago), Kanaan wines have received praise for their impressive quality, complexity, and depth, making an exciting addition to Summergate’s world-class portfolio of wines and spirits.

“The wine that I thought was best of all turned out to be made by a Chinese woman called Crazy Fang on a new Ningxia estate called Kanaan.” 

    - Jancis Robinson, April 2014, tasting 53 premium Chinese wines, 34 of which were from Ningxia  

Summergate has been following Kanaan’s wines over the past 3 vintages and have been not only impressed by their quality but also the consistency and integrity of each and every wine. Kanaan Winery owner and winemaker Wang Fang (nicknamed “Crazy Fang” for her original and adventurous spirit) visited Shanghai on July 13th to join Summergate Co-founder and CEO Ian Ford for the official signing ceremony at the elegant SHEN rooftop terrace. 

“I’m excited to welcome the first Chinese winery to our portfolio – a milestone in Summergate’s history – and even more excited that this winery is Kanaan. Ningxia is rapidly becoming China’s recognized fine wine region, and we believe Kanaan is the true star of Ningxia. Kanaan was the only wine from China to win a gold medal at Wine 100, head and shoulders above over 100 China entrants. We are all very excited and proud to show China and the world what truly great Chinese wine is all about! 

        - Ian Ford, CEO, Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits  

"We have dedicated so much time and energy to making the best wines that we can at Kanaan in Ningxia, and now it's exciting to see Summergate bringing our wines to the world. My family has been growing vines in Ningxia for decades, and at Kanaan we are now focused on bringing these vineyards to life in our wines. I'm so looking forward to sharing our wines with wine lovers all across China and the world in the years to come." 

- Wang Fang, Proprietor, Kanaan Winery


Kanaan Wines are now available for sale throughout Mainland China. For more information contact info@summergate.com. For media inquiries contact media@summergate.com

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