Tianjin is among the six provinces/cities with annual wine production exceeding 10 thousand tons, ranking behind Shandong and Hebei province by production volume. It is also home to Dynasty Fine Wines, a joint venture between the Tianjin government and French spirits giant Rémy Martin, and also one of the three most valuable wine brands in China. Besides, Tianjin has the largest plantings of Muscut Hamburg in China.
Tianjin is located along the west coast of the Bohai Gulf, looking out to the provinces Shandong and Liaoning across those waters, bordered by Beijing 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the northwest, and except for the east, is surrounded on all sides by Hebei, while Yan Mountains lie in the west. Tianjin has a continental climate, with cold, windy, very dry winters reflecting the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone, and hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon. The cooling effect from the sea has provided particularly favorable conditions for the development of aromas and flavors in grape fruits, and Muscut Hamburg performs very well in this region.
Along the eastern coast, surrounding Hangu County, saline and alkaline clay dominant soils, rich in minerals, are especially suitable for Muscut Hamburg; while in the mountainous Ji County, the relatively infertile gravelly brown soils encourage the inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Italian Riesling and Chardonnay.