At a glance
Zixuan Winery is a 4A-level (the second highest level of tourist destinations in China) tourist spot in Jiayuguan and one of the top ten wineries in China. The Zixuan winery houses the largest underground wine cellar in Asia, producing 10,000 tons per year of high-quality wine. Close to the Jiayuguan Great Wall, the winery is less touristy and more laidback than its eastern neighbor, which can make for a better tasting experience.
Jiayuguan City has dry climate conditions that are characterized by much sunshine and very little precipitation. Such a climate is perfect for growing grapes and producing sweet and delicious wine. Wines here are made of dozens of different grape varieties, most notably Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, le Pinot noir, Riesling, Vidal, and Gamay.
Things to do
You may have an unrushed enjoyment while wandering around the European-style wine estate. During the visit, you may be shown to “behind-the-scenes” areas to see how wine is made. You can also try delicious wine at the wood-beamed tasting room and even make wines by yourselves and take them home.
Ticket (admission): CNY 50 per person
You can sample some regular wines for just CNY 80 or more premium/limited production wines for CNY 108.
You can sample some premium wines and make 2 bottles of wines by yourself (187 ml each) for CNY 148.
Peak season (1st May – 31st October): 9:30 – 17:00
Offseason (1st November – 30th April): 9:30 – 16:30
Airport Road 5396, Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province
Starting from the Jiayuguan Airport: By taxi, it takes 9 minutes and CNY 10.
Starting from the Jiayuguan Fort: By taxi, it takes 26 minutes and CNY 45.
Starting from the city center: By taxi, it takes 20 minutes and CNY 30.