In China, there’s no other place more suitable for growing Ugni Blanc grapes than Yantai, Shandong. Chateau KOYA is located at 37th parallel north, resembling the latitude of the Mediterranean Sea, on Jiaodong Peninsula near the Bohai Bay. Benefitting from its maritime conditions, Yantai has a milder climate than inland areas at the same latitude. Similar to the Charente, the moderate coastal climate with a long growing season allows for the production of high-quality grapes with great freshness and sublime aroma. Gravel and sandy loam soil make an ideal terroir for growing Ugni Blanc. Deep rooted vines benefit from the minerals and nutrients in the subsoil here.