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Aussie winemakers' ties with China are bearing fruit

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A Chinese man at Petersons Winery in the Hunter Valley. France is the biggest exporter of wines to China, but French sales growth have been flat. Australian wine exports to China are rising.

Shanghai

WANG Zhe, a wealthy Chinese businessman from Guangzhou, liked his glass of decade-old Chardonnay at an Australian winery so much he wanted more.

So he asked to buy the entire vintage.

It was the sort of offer, made over roast lamb and vegetables at a dinner in his...

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