Wines of Germany progress in China

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Vinexpo at Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Center (May 29-31, 2018), the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture once again organizes the German participation in this renowned international wine fair.

The German pavilion presents more than 29 producers of German wines or representatives of German wineries.

The German Wine Institute (Wines of Germany) will run a degustation booth in the German pavilion in Hall 1, Stand No. HJ-45-01.

The widely respected speakers Rebecca Leung, Stephen Brook, Sarah Heller MW and Fongyee Walker MW will present twelve master classes at this booth.

Themes of the degustations are
  • License to Sparkle
  • Spätburgunder – Germany’s Red Star
  • German Wine Growing Regions and Their Signature Wines
  • Perfectly Riesling.

In 2017 both volume and value of German wine exports grew by seven percent in a year-to-year comparison, which corresponds in total to roughly 1.1 million hectoliters of wine valued at 308 Mio. Euro. In 2017 the export value to Asia amounted to 39 Mio. Euro, i.e. 11.5 per cent of total German wine exports.

German wine exports to China also rose significantly (37 percent by value and 25 percent by volume). Export revenues of German wine exports to China amounted to 19 Mio. Euro, thus making China to the fifth most important export country among the key export countries for German wines.

“The German exhibitors hope for a wide interest from Asian wine specialists at Vinexpo Hong Kong. China, Japan, Hong Kong and other Asian nations become ever more important for our wine producers,” says DWI Managing Director Monika Reule.