The town of Moutai

The town of Moutai is surrounded by the ChiShui River, famously known as China’s ‘Fine Wine River’. Much of the production of Moutai relies on this water source, and in order to protect it, the Chinese government limits factories and large businesses nearby.

The Chishui River is situated in mid-west of China, flowing though protected areas with a unique environment and rich soil for growing grains that makes it suitable for fine spirit production. Moutai town’s altitude is around 400 meters and it is surrounded by three 1000 meters big mountains.

The Moutai town is like a giant steamer filled with aroma of fermented sorghum from over a thousand years brewing.