Qingyun Ma on the cover of California Sunday Magazine

Qingyun Ma on the cover of California Sunday Magazine

 

Dean Qingyun Ma and his winemaking (ad)venture are the cover story for the August 2015 issue of California Sunday Magazine. The article traces the history of Jade Valley, Ma’s winery, part of the tremendous growth of China’s (comparatively) nascent wine industry.

 

“When Ma started Jade Valley, he was drawn to the idea of saving the village from the fate of so many rural Chinese areas. As China’s cities have expanded and new ones have emerged seemingly overnight, traditionally agricultural regions have been eaten up by urban and industrial sprawl. Ma envisioned a beautifully designed winery that would provide high-paying agricultural jobs and draw tourists to the Yushan area, giving it a better chance of fending off Xi’an’s encroaching development.”

 

Read the full story here.