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Yang, born in the south western Chinese province of Sichuan, originally completed a degree in finance in China, before deciding to follow his love of wine to France. There, he studied winemaking in Montpellier and wine marketing in Bordeaux.
After 5 years of sales and marketing experience with a Bordeaux wine négociant and MHD China, his background of winemaking and commercial studies meant that he was ideally suited to become Estate Director of Chandon China, a position he held from 2011 to 2016.
In late 2016, Yang joined the Cloudy Bay team as Estate Director. He is passionate about ensuring that Cloudy Bay remains a beacon of quality for Marlborough wine, and that the Cloudy Bay story is told with passion worldwide.
Yang is married to Jing PAN, who is also a winemaker, and is a father of two young children – Derek and Meng Meng. When he’s not in the office, Yang loves cooking, singing and enjoying everything that life in Marlborough has to offer – especially foraging for perfect fresh ingredients.