Russian / Ukrainian territory Crimea has long produced excellent wines and champagnes.
The Massandra Winery is a winery in the Republic of Crimea.
Massandra Collection is one of the largest and truly unique collections of fine and rare wines in the world, estimated at over 1 million bottles, of various types and vintages which are recorded into the Guinness Book of Records. Massandra Collection comprises samples of every Massandra vintage, as well as some magnificent European wines from the personal collection of Prince Golitzin including some extremely rare bottles incorporating the Tsar’s personal seal.
Massandra Imperial Estate is known for its well recognized excellent table wines. Massandra best known table wine is Alushta dry red wine. Other famous Massandra table wines are Cabernet, Sauvignon and Saperavi.
Massandra presents a great variety of dessert wines, including those from its wonderful collection. Muscat wines make a considerable number of this variety. A deep Muscat aroma, distinctive of this grape variety, makes the wine fabulous.
This wine type was referred as Port wine since the foundation of Massandra Winery due to special wine making technology. Red Stone White Muscat, Livadia White Muscat and Ai-Danil Pinot Gris are among the most famous of this range.
Noviy Svet is a beautiful secluded bay in the Eastern part of Crime. Novyi Svet sparkling wines are made by the traditional champagne method hand riddled by one person and bottle fermented for three years. Each coup-age is produced solely from each particular year’s harvest.
Noviy Svet is using the best wine materials from the Sevastopol zone of the Piedmont Crimea. Afterwards, they go through a full cycle of technological processing: filtration, clarification and blending. Each bottle is in the basement for at least 3 years, at a temperature not higher than 12 degrees. The process of champagne making is very detailed and long in order for you to enjoy the excellent and real champagne – ”Noviy Svet”!
Inkerman Winery was founded in 1961 on the basis of carving limestone mines in closed method in Sevastopol. As a result of cutting out of stone in the mountains tunnels at a depth of 5-30 meters were formed. This makes it possible to have a constant temperature of 12 to 15 degrees and the humidity level is ideal for aging wine.
Inkerman Winery is one of the largest classical winemaking enterprises of the Crimea. Gold fund of Inkerman basements is oak container. At the plant 700 casks and 700 barrels for aging wine are located. Wine goes through complex physical and chemical processes during aging in oak barrels. It takes a noble tone of exposure. The whole period of time when the wine is at the stage of aging, plant specialists constantly monitor the state of wine. It is practically the only production that has a full range of table wines of the vintage European and local grape varieties available.
Alma Valley is modern full-cycle winery located on the Crimean peninsula. The idea of the Alma Valley winery project was born in the first decade of this century, when privatization of agricultural land began in Crimea. One of the most promising parcels for new vineyards was found in the Western-Foothills region of Crimea, in the valley of the Alma River. This valley was historically known as a good location for grape growing, as the land of the ancient Scythians, and as the site of the Battle of the Alma in 1854 — a key battle in the 1853-1856 Crimean War.
Alma Valley works on the principle of a gravitational winery. Swiss architects were engaged in its design. In addition to modern equipment, laboratories and the tasting room, a new system of drip irrigation of vineyards (which delivers water directly to each plant) and classical music playing in the wine aging zone 24 hours a day.
Wine types: Ex Cellar, Base level, Special Cuvees, Upper line, Reserve wines, Ice wine, TBA, New Jerusalem.
Zolotaya Balka winery is situated 3km away to the North-West of Balaklava town. The history of the production started here in 1889 when Alexander Vitmer founded in Balaklava a winery. Today «Zolotaya Balka» has almost 3 000 hectares of vines and numerous buildings for blending, aging and bottling. The brand is an international awards winner for best Brut wines and best dry wines.
The wine is produced only from own grapes of the winery. First, sparkling wines was produced, and now the winery added sparkling wine collection as well. Today, Zolotaya Balka winery is using newest equipment from Italy and Bulgaria.
UPPA is a Crimean winery founded by an award-winning sommelier Pavel Shvets in 2008. It became one of the first Russian wineries that started to produce biodynamic wine. Shaped by the unique character of Sevastopol terroir this wine clearly stands out among the others. Pavel’s vineyards are maintained in harmony with the surrounding nature.
UPPA Winery has only 10 hectares of vineyards, and the annual production of about 50,000 bottles. They grow 12 grape varieties and create more than 20 different wines. However, with a small volume of production, UPPA Winery’s wines are represented in almost all the best restaurants in the country and are highly valued by leading world experts and sommeliers.
Perovskikh Estate Winery is located in the valley of the Belbek River in a picturesque area of Sevastopol in the village of Lyubimovka.
The total area of vineyards at the moment is 240 hectares. The age of old vineyards is 17-25 years old. Each year, about 10-30 hectares of planting are created.
Red grape varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc.
White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling.
Sun Valley – a winery in the Crimea (the village of Sunny Valley, Sudak), producing sweet, strong and dry wines. The company cultivates more than 40 grape varieties on more than 400 hectares.
Sun Valley is using modern equipment from Italy. Wine is aging both in Russian and French oak barrels.
Vinnyy Dom Fotisal
Vinnyy Dom Fotistal Winery is located in Bahchisarayskiy reggion, Crimea republic. They are one of the leading wine and cognac producers. The winery is producing the best quality, many different types of wine. The maximum produced bottles a month was 7 000 000.
Vinnyy Dom Fotisal is using equipment of the French company Technibag, Bulgarian VELO, Italian I.B.T. etc.
Esse Winery has 49 hectares of vineyards, which are located about 300 meters at a level of the sea. 17 grape varieties are grown. Red grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon, Caberne Franc, Merlot, PTI Verdo, Pino Noir, Sira etc. White grape type: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chenin Blanc etc.
Koktebel Winery is located on the Black Sea coast, 20 km south-west of Theodosia on the coast of Koktebel Bay. It lies to the northeast of the foot of the volcanic massif Kara-Dag. Koktebel Winery is famous for its unique wines and cognacs. Their uniqueness depends on the micro-climate and the soil where the grapes grow. There are 30 types of grapes growing on the vineyards.
Oleg Repin’s Winery
In 2011, in Sevastopol region Oleg Repin planted 2 hectares of vineyards – Cabernet Sougvignon and Shiraz. Afterwards, grape types Pinot Noir, Riesling and Saperavii were also grown after a shot period of time. The vineyards are located in the Belbek river alley.