The Decanter Power List 2013

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48 Judy Leissner (–)
CEO, Grace Vineyards, 34
In the vanguard of China’s wine scene, the only female head of a Chinese wine company, Leissner took over Grace in 2002, aged 24. Founded by her father, Grace today is a 2.5 million-bottle, 275ha wine business. Any quality restaurant in China will have Grace on its wine list and it has a formidable network, with 22 wine shops in China and a global presence. Leissner – in Fortune magazine’s ‘Asia’s 25 hottest people in business’ – is one of the most dominant presences in Chinese wine.