她带领怡园酒庄，在提升葡萄酒品质上不断探索，为中国家族式精品酒庄建立了成功可行的商业模式。从旗舰红葡萄酒“深蓝”(Deep Blue)到顶级红葡萄酒“庄主珍藏”(Chairman ' s Reserve)，再到最近推出的一系列起泡酒，该酒庄生产的葡萄酒已经出现在全国各大餐厅和星级酒店的葡萄酒清单上，并出口到海外。今年，她通过在香港交易所（Hong Kong Stock Exchange）公开上市，为自己的公司掀开了新的篇章，实现更透明化和制度化的管理。
THE DRINKS BUSINESS ASIAN AWARDS 2018: THE WINNERS
20th November, 2018 by Natalie Wang
Here we present all the winners in the second-edition of the drinksbusiness Asian Awards, which recognised the leading companies and personalities that have shaped and changed Asia’s drinks industry in 2018.
Hosted by the drinks business editor-in-chief Patrick Schmitt MW on 9 November during the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, the awards ceremony feted the recipients of 11 awards across categories that included marketing, branding and leadership from key drinks trade members throughout Asia Pacific.
This year, close to 100 guests attended the Awards at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel to toast all winners and network with key decision-makers in the wine and spirits industry here in Asia.
Prominent companies including Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates, drinks company Pernod Ricard, Greater China’s leading wine merchants such as Kerry Wines (Shanghai) and COFCO Wine & Wine were among some of the top winners at the awards ceremony. Key figures in China including the country’s first Chinese Master Sommelier Lu Yang and Judy Chan, the chairwoman of China’s Grace Vineyard, were among the personality awards winners.
Judged by a panel of experts in the wine trade, storage service, finance and eduction sectors over a period of two days, the awards this year reflected the 10-year evolution of Asian’s wine trade after Hong Kong’s removal of wine tax in 2008, epitomised by Ginsberg+Chan – as will be seen.
From left to right: Representative from COFCO Wine & Wine; Chris Thompson of Elite Wines Vietnam; Eddie McDougall of The Flying Winemaker; Trent Heung, Terry Wong, Many Chan and Ken Man from Ginsberg & Chan; Linden Wilkie of The Fine Wine Experience; Tommy Tse of Treasury Wine Estates, Andrew Walsh of Treasury Wine Estates, Yuki Lo from Kerry Wines HK, Jean Marc Dizerens of Shangri-la Hotels, and Kaiko Cheng of Cru World Wine.
The awards recipients also proved how dedicated companies that are invested in the longterm vision continue to thrive, with new players such as Vietnam’s Elite Wines injecting new life into the market with smart social media campaigns to grow Vietnam’s emerging wine scene.
Woman of the Year
Winner: Judy Chan, President of Grace Vineyard in China
Born in Hong Kong, Judy Chan took over Shanxi-based Grace Vineyard from her father in 2002 at the tender age of 24. Since then she has turned Grace Vineyard into both a globally recognised brand and a flagship for Chinese fine wine.
Not only has she improved the quality of her wines, but she has built a successful and viable business model for a boutique family winery in China. Producing wines from flagship red blend ‘Deep Blue’ to top wine ‘Chairman’s Reserve’ and most recently a range of sparkling wines, the winery’s wines are seen on the wine lists of major restaurants and hotels across the country, and are exported abroad. This year, she opened another chapter for her company by publicly listing it on Hong Kong Stock Exchange to achieve greater transparency and corporate governance.
Without any doubt, the judges believe Judy Chan is a role model for female entrepreneurs in China’s fast growing wine industry and beyond. Her achievement is not only confined to lifting the reputation of Chinese wine, but also proving to the outside world what’s possible and the promises that it holds.
A recipient of the drinks business Asian Wine Personality of the Year award in 2012, Chan has proven once again why she’s the most worthy recipient of our Woman of the Year award.