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Miles of Silk Road, millennia of wine

By Liao Wei ( Updated: 2014-08-27 15:27

A group of reporters from key national Internet Media paid a visit to the Loulan Winery in Turpan, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on August 22.

Miles of Silk Road, millennia of wine

Zhang Haijun, general manager of the winery explains the production process of Loulan wine in Turpan on August 22. [Photos by Liao Wei/China Daily]

They emerged with a rich Silk Road culture and the taste of wine still playing on their lips at the winery in Turpan, which is known as the hometown of Chinese wine and the cradle of some of China's best grapes, with a long history of grape-growing stretching back 3,000 years.

In recent years, the Loulan Winery has enjoyed a spike in business as the wine industry has taken off across the country. The Silk Road is its stage, and the sought-after Turpan grapes are its star performers. Loulan wines have been sold to countless provinces and autonomous regions, and shaped the formation of wine industries in Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Xinjiang, and more.

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