Located in a “golden zone” for vineyards, the east foothill of Helan Mountain in Ningxia has all the natural conditions needed for premier cultivation including the correct sunlight and temperature range, pollution-free soil, decent rainfall and irrigation. The environment produces aromatic grapes with high sugar levels and moderate acidity. Wines produced at the east foothill of Helan Mountain got the title of Geographical Indications Products given by the Committee of national geography indication in 2003. And it is the only wine-producing region in China that uses the chateau classification system from France to manage local wineries. In 2013, East Foothill of Helan Moutain Wine Region was listed in The World Atlas of Wine.