With around 785,000 hectares, China has the third largest vineyard area in the world after Spain and France. The country is the ninth largest grape producer in the world, but most of it is harvested as table grapes. The area used for wine production is currently about 100,000 hectares, which is almost as large as in Germany. Laurenz Moser V. from Austria, grandson of the estate owner Lenz Moser and advisor to the Chinese winery Yantai Changyu, founded Chateau Changyu Moser XV there, which opened in 2013. The Roman numeral for 15 is used because Laurenz Moser V. represents the 15th generation of the family active in viticulture.