SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- A large scale winery site dating back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) has been unearthed in north China's Hebei Province.
Covering an area of about 3,000 square meters, pits, drying fields, underground distillation stoves and a large number of relics including ceramic pieces, metals, glass and shells were unearthed at the site, according to Hu Qiang, who leads the archaeological team.
Archaeologists said the winery site dates back to the late Ming and early Qing dynasties to the 1950s. It is the only winery site dating after the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) to be excavated in north China.
The layout, structure and scale of the site are rare in China, giving it high historical and cultural research value, according to the archaeologists.