Rostov Region Wines
The Don river creates a fertile valley for Russia’s agriculturally rich Rostov region. There are two wineries in the region that produce modern wines from local grapes, principally the indigenous Tsimlyansky Black.
Vedernikov Winery is a 150 kilometer drive east of the Rostov-on-Don airport through the Don river valley.
Todays’s Vedernikov Winery began as state vineyard farm Vedernikov which cultivated local grape varieties including Krasnostop Zolotovsky, Tsimlyansky Black and Sibirkovy. Vedernikov and its vineyards are located on the right bank near the Don river at the edge of the Don steppe.
The winery has about 200 hectares of vineyards with European varieties Cabernet and Aligote and numerous regional grapes that were mentioned above. Other regional grapes include Citron Magaracha, Gubernatorskoye and Praberezhnoye.
According to the winery, vines are trimmed back to provide yields of 3.5 to 4 tons per hectare. Grapes are hand picked into small boxes for delivery to hand sorting tables. Four wines are aged in French oak barrels.
The vineyards of the Don winery Elbuzd are located in the Azov district of the Rostov region, near the village of Elbuzd and the river of the same name.
The area of the winery “Elbuzd” is about 70 hectares. Grape varieties are: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
Family winery that produces wines from 100% own grapes that was established in 1977. After grapes were picked, they are processing into wine within 4-6 hours. The vineyards are in the ecological zone.
Villa Zvezda Winery
Villa Zvezda is the new generation winery, that was established in 2013. The grapes are hand picked, which implements a healthy product and improving the quality of wine.
The total area of vineyards is 100 hectares. The wine is aged both in steel containers and French oak barrels. Grape varieties Krasnostop Zolotovsky, Tsimlyansky black, Kumshat, Siberia,Mushket, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc.
Dacha Serdiuka – private winery that is located on Don.
Usadba Sakrel is located in Rostov region. The winery is also producing different kind of cheese. The winery is 13 hectares large, it is small and private, which brings the cozy atmosphere. Besides the European grape varieties, Usadba Sakrel are growing local grapes like: Krasnostop Zolotovsky, Sibirkovy, Puhlyakovsky, Saperavi North.
Rostov Region Wines