China may be importing fewer bottles of top Bordeaux, but its wealthy individuals were among the most prominent buyers of rare Burgundy wines at a recent Sotheby's auction in London.
Tuscany is the latest wine region to see rising interest from Chinese investors keen to acquire overseas vineyards, according to the Chianti Classico trade body.
Sotheby's hopes to break its auction record by selling a single lot of 114 bottles of DRC Romanee-Conti wines in a Burgundy-dominated auction in Hong Kong.
A company backed by Chinese investors has agreed to buy Yaldara Winery in Barossa Valley from McGuigan wines producer Australian Vintage for A$15m.
A company believed to be backed by Chinese investors has bought Quixote Winery in the sought-after Stags Leap District of California's Napa Valley.
The purchase of Chateau Quercy in Saint-Emilion by an unnamed Chinese industrialist came close to not happening, DecanterChina.com has been told.
Chateau Quercy, an 18th Century Saint Emilion Grand Cru estate, has become the latest Bordeaux wine property acquired by a Chinese buyer and sales agents expect more deals to follow.
A Chinese winery owner has acquired a majority stake in Chateau Trianon in Saint Emilion, marking the latest example of Asia-based investors seeking a foothold in Bordeaux.
Asia-based buyers showed no sign of losing their taste for top Burgundy at the spring Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, as Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Henri Jayer wines attracted high prices.
Christie's said it saw resurgent interest from wine buyers at its latest auction in Hong Kong, which saw vintage Champagne and Super Tuscan wines compete with Burgundy and Bordeaux for headlines.