Asian Wine Review 2016
There’re several markets that we need to take seriously in Asia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Taiwan.
China plays an important role in global wine market in terms of production and consumption. It now ranks 8th worldwide in volume of wine produced annually. Key varietals, red as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Gernischt and Merlot, white as Chardonnay, Riesling. Main export destinations are Hong Kong, France and Australia.
The Indonesia wine industry has high expectation for Indonesia as it’s considered as one of Asia’s new potential key markets for trade.
Key varietals, red as Alphonse LaVallee, white as Muscat St Vallier, Belgia, Probolinggo Biru.
Main export destinations are Belgium and Germany.
Most wineries in Thailand are located in the region surrounding Khao Yai National Park. The tropical climate presents challenges however Chenin Blanc and Viognier are as a success.
Key varietals, red as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, white as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier.
Main export destinations are Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos.
Japan has more than 17,800 hectares of vines, over 40% of which can be found in the Yamanashi Prefecture. The overall volume of wine consumed still comes up against strong competition from beer, spirits and sake products.
Key varietals, red as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, white as Koshu, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Their total wine export is up to 1.52 million USD.
The western region of Maharashtra in India, is the main production region and accounts for roughly 80% of nationwide volume.
Key varietals, red as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, white as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Main export destinations are Vietnam, UAE, UK and Bhutan.