Due to the warm weather and sweet, clear water that the Puli area of central Taiwan enjoys, the Puli Brewery Factory has come to be known for producing excellent quality Shaoxing (Shaohsing) Wine featuring a bright yellow appearance and a vigorous fragrance.
The history of the Puli winery is tied with the monopoly system established by the Japanese (and continued by the KMT) on core industries such as alcohol, tobacco and logging. In 1917 the factory began producing sake. Some five decades later, after the KMT came to Taiwan, it switched to Shaoxing wine, a yellow rice wine originating in the Zhejiang region near Shanghai. Good Shaoxing wine is aromatic and has a kick and a rounded savouriness. The jugs and jars it comes in are attractive too.
Puli Brewery also started working with local industries, public administration, schools, research institutes, and other agencies in order to promote a healthy wine culture and diversify its business operations.
Resource: Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration
Puli Wine Museum & Factory
[埔里酒廠/Pǔ Lǐ Jioǔ Chǎng]
-Located in: Central Taiwan
-Features: Historical Site, Museum
-Highly recommend to: History Buffs, Hipsters, Families
-Address: No.219, Sec. 3, Zhongshan Rd., Puli Township, Nantou County