After several years of planning and determination, we are beginning to see real success in our efforts to export our product, Cherry Wine, to China.
This week, we are shipping a full container holding 660 cases of our Traverse Bay Winery Cherry Wine, destined for the port of Hong Kong, China. Eddie O’Keefe, President of Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, has been working with a wine broker, Franwyn Inc., for several years. Finally, the orders are becoming large enough to show a substantial demand for our Cherry Wines.
Chateau Grand Traverse has been producing Cherry Wine on Old Mission Peninsula since the mid 1970’s, and it has consistently proved to be a popular and successful product. The Traverse Bay Winery® brand, released in 1991, also includes Cherry Riesling Wine, Cherry Wine Sangria, and Spiced Cherry Wine; all made with locally grown cherries. The winery’s products are currently marketed in 10 states as well as for sale online with shipping licenses into 16 states, and counting. O’Keefe anticipates shipping similar size orders of its Traverse Bay Winery® products to China this summer and fall and looks forward to further success in this emerging wine market.
For more information on the project, see below: