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Heritage Baijiu Winery

Baijiu, the liquor with a strong smell and taste, has drifted deep into the blood of Chinese men and been integrated into people's everyday life.

The history of Chinese alcohol flows as long as the 5,000-year-old country's civilization.

 

Baijiu, the liquor with a strong smell and taste, has drifted deep into the blood of Chinese men and been integrated into people's everyday life.

 

The Shenxian baijiu brewing factory(RMB20), hidden in the remote Situan Town in Shanghai's southwestern Fengxian District, is a place filled with fragrant earthy odor in the air all year round. It is the city's only baijiu brewer using the traditional production process.

 

Shenxian in Chinese literally means an immortal, who lives in the heaven, leisurely and carefree. Local Chinese think this liquor can also give people this walking-on-clouds experience, making people spiritually free from the real world's troubles for a while. The history of the town's Shenxian liquor dates back to Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). A farmer surnamed Cai opened a shop in the town center, brewing baijiu in an old-fashioned way with a simple steaming wok and using grains such as sorghum and wheat. The ancient technique stretched across generations, as ideas were passed on and embellished. The drink earned its popularity in the town and even spread to the city.

 

We will visit this factory and its baijiu museum to learm about the traditional brewing skills. The museum highlights some interesting facts about liquor, illustrates the culture and history of baijiu, along with some folk tales. We will also be able to try genuine baijiu at the exhibition.

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Price: RMB3000 for up to 2 people

RMB400 per additional person

(Including guide fee, entrance fee and transport)  

For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer

 

Program is 4hrs. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Kindly note, food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.

To book the program, we do request a small deposit of USD100 (RMB600) per program via PayPal. This deposit will apply toward the program charges and you could pay the remaining balance on the day of the program. You could directly pay deposit by clicking the "Buy Now" button: