China wine and dine

Aotearoa wine and cuisine has gained a significant foothold in China with the opening of the first restaurant and bar dedicated to premium NZ produce. Located in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, Back Street 19 Matakana Estate restaurant and bar is a joint venture between Matakana Estate and Goldridge Estate Wines, and Chinese business magnate Mr Yifei Li. “[Guangzhou’s] financial elite, like many other affluent Chinese, are rapidly developing a sophisticated appreciation of premium Western wines and cuisines,” says Matakana and Goldridge Estates Managing Director, Peter Vegar. Back Street 19 is located in Guangzhou’s exclusive residential area of Ersha Island.


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Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

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