Wu Liang Ye wine factory is located
in Yibin, the wine capital of Szechuan
province. Yibin is located at the crossing point
of Min river and Jinshajiang river. Wu Liang Ye is
one of the largest wine makers in China, and its WuLiangYe
wine is sold in over 100 countries. The company grosses
over $1 billion RMB in sales each year.
I was in Yibin city, and went for
a tour of Wu Liang Ye wine factory. At the main gates,
the road is extremely wide. On one side, you'll see
a huge billboard with the Wu Liang Ye name and logo
with a carving of several people placed in the middle
of a wheat (or hay) back ground. See photo below:
Across the street from this billboard,
is a large office building - probably the administrative
departments are housed here. In front of the building
is a large metal statue of many heads - although i'm
not quite sure what they symbolize. See picture below:
The Wu Liang Ye wine factory campus
is rather large, and on foot, you can expect to spend
a good 2 to 3 hours touring around. At the front gate
entrance, they do provide tour car rides that charge
$20 yuan. We managed to get ourselves lost in the
campus, and ended strolling into "visitor prohibited"
areas, where actual manufacturing was taking place.
A photo taken inside the Wu Liang Ye factory campus.
It's a statue of three ancient men enjoying the
wine. There's a story written on the wall behind
me, but i can't quite read that type of writing.