Changyu AFIP No. 1
Price: RMB 29,800 (USD 4,623)
The most expensive Chinese wine on our list is produced by China’s oldest winery Changyu. Located in Beijing, Changyu AFIP was created in 2007 after receiving RMB 700 million (USD 108 million) investment from foreign capital and its mother company Changyu Pioneer Wine.
Reputed as a national 4A-level tourist attraction, the winery occupies a total area of more than 1,500 acres, including 400 acres of construction area and more than 1,100 acres of vineyards.
Changyu AFIP No. 1 priced itself at RMB 29,800 a bottle, which is the equivalent of close to a 6-bottle case of Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Only 5,000 bottles are produced and each is engraved with a 18k gold-plated number 1 set with 28 Swarovski gems.
In 2010, the wine was auctioned off at a wine festival for RMB 50,000 (US$7753), which set a record as the single most expensive Chinese wine ever sold, according to state media China News.