Top 10 Wineries Around Anapa
The Black Sea coast has always been famous for its rich heritage of viticulture. Archaeological excavations indicate that the occupation of winemaking on the territory of Anapa began long before our era. Locals used wine as a trade currency, exchanging amphorae with this drink for bread.
Currently, many wineries are flourishing in the vicinity of Anapa, from large ones, such as Abrau-Durso, to small family-owned industries. A visit to at least one of them is mandatory for everyone who is vacationing in Anapa. To make your choice a little easier, we have compiled our own list of wineries that, in our opinion, deserve your attention.
Gravity winery "Rocky Coast"
Varvarovka village, 7 km from AnapaPerhaps you haven't heard of such a place yet, because the Rocky Coast winery opened its doors only in the summer of 2022. Nevertheless, in a short period of time, she has already conquered the hearts of tourists. This can be explained by several factors. Firstly, a unique approach to the production of a noble drink. Gravity technology is used here, which excludes mechanical pumping of wine. The wine moves by its own gravity. Secondly, the magnificent architecture of the winery in the high-tech style, which is its unique feature. It is worth noting that the first vines were planted here 10 years ago. In 2022, visitors will be able to enjoy the first fruits of grapes and taste several types of premium wines: white Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, as well as red varieties of Cabernet Franc and Red Book. Chapter 2.
Винодельня «Шато де Талю»
Геленджик, 100 км от Анапы
Как только вы попадете на территорию молодой винодельни "Domaine de Talleux", вы почувствуете себя перенесенным в настоящий французский замок. Здание винодельни специально выполнено в стиле замка, а его внутреннее и внешнее оформление наполнено антиквариатными предметами, приобретенными на европейских аукционах. Мебель, декор и даже фонтан перед входом - все это настоящие произведения искусства 18-19 веков. Из винодельни открывается великолепный вид на залив Геленджик, просторы виноградников, бескрайнее море и зеленые горы, создавая идеальную атмосферу для фотосессий и спокойных прогулок. Во время экскурсии вам будут рассказывать о процессе создания вина и истории винодельни, включая происхождение названия "Domaine de Talleux". Спойлер: дочери владельца винодельни носят имена Татьяна и Любовь.
Guy Kodzor Winery
Gai-Kodzor village, 9 km from Anapa
Just a 10-minute drive from Anapa, on the Black Sea coast, there is a delightful place that needs to be included in your list of wine-making visits to this region. The winery building in Guy-Kodzor is made in a modern minimalist style, and each of its walls creates an ideal photographic scene. If you want to explore the winery with a guided tour, it is recommended to register in advance, because the places on the tour, which open at the end of each month on the official website of the winery, fill up quickly. However, if you did not have time to book a tour, do not miss the opportunity to visit a local branded wine store (to do this, call in advance by pressing the bell at the gate and inform that you want to visit the store). Your path will pass along the rows of vineyards, and after parking your car you can enjoy a walk through the beautiful park located next to the winery building.
In 2021, the Guy-Kodzor winery was awarded inclusion in the list of the 100 best wineries in the world according to the prestigious award "World's Best Vineyards". This recognition is based on the vote of almost 600 experts in the field of wine and wine tourism.
Lefkadia Valley Winery
Moldavanskoe village, 70 km from Anapa
This is a unique place where a variety of food products are created. In the Lefkadia Valley itself, there are several organic farms where vegetables, herbs and even lavender are grown. There is also an apiary, from which two types of honey with various types of flowers are extracted, its own production of sausages and sour yeast bread, as well as local production of sunflower oil and a cheese factory.
There are also several cafes and restaurants in the Lefkadia Valley where you can enjoy local cuisine, and, of course, great wine is created here. The winery offers 23 varieties of wine, which can be divided into four groups: Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Savignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot), Rhone varieties (red syrah, white Viognier, Marsan and Rusan), northern European varieties (Riesling, chardonnay, Pinot noir) and Georgian varieties (Saperavi, mtsvane, rkatsiteli).
Myshako village, 60 km from Anapa
Beyond Novorossiysk, there is a winery with a rich history exceeding 150 years. During an exciting tour of the winery, you, of course, will not be able to visit the most remote vineyards, as they are located at a distance from the main production complex. However, you will be able to get acquainted in more detail with the remaining stages of the wine making process. In the past, the winery faced certain difficulties, but in 2017 a new management came to the management of Myshako, which made a significant contribution to the development of wine production. During the tour, you will be told interesting stories related to the fact that the winery was the official supplier of the Kremlin, as well as about the connection of Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev with Myshako. You can even see the tasting room, specially created for the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee. There is also an exquisite restaurant on the territory of the winery, where you can spend time in a pleasant atmosphere, enjoying a glass of noble wine.
Abrau-Durso village, 60 km. from Anapa
When it comes to winemaking in the Krasnodar Territory, it is impossible to ignore the famous Abrau-Durso, which is rightly considered one of the pioneers of the production of champagne wines on the Black Sea coast. The official website of the resort presents a wide variety of excursions, each of which offers unique opportunities and services. You can choose what you want to combine with a visit to the historical complex of the Russian wine house: tasting of quiet wines, the temptation of sparkling wines and spirits, visiting the gallery of light or immerse yourself in the world of an immersive excursion, where guests become participants in a small theatrical performance. Or maybe you would like to go on an excursion on a retro bus? In addition to all this, you will receive a pleasant bonus in the form of a walk along Lake Abrau and an exciting show of dancing fountains, which takes place at 21 and 22 pm and continues until the onset of the first cold weather.
Chateau Pinot ("Chateau Pinot")
Fedorovka village, 60 km. from Anapa
In a picturesque area, not far from Novorossiysk, surrounded by the majestic Caucasus Mountains, the Chateau Pinot winery is located. This unique place unites not only a gravity winery, but also a snail farm, creative workshops, a fascinating retro car museum, a gourmet restaurant and an inspiring art gallery. During the tour of the winery, you will have the opportunity to combine it with any other activity available on the territory of the Chateau. Unique wines of various styles are created here, using such fine grape varieties as Shiraz, Pinot and Riesling.
"Old Greek Wine farmstead"
Vityazevo village, 15 km from Anapa
A delightful family winery, imbued with a unique Greek flavor, will amaze you with its uniqueness, starting from the beautiful architecture of the building and interior decoration and ending with cordial Greek hospitality. This winery lovingly creates exquisite dry white wines, such as Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Muscat, as well as rich red varieties, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot and Karsnostop, as well as delicate pink varieties, including Pinot Noir in white and Cabernet in white. During the tour, you will be told about the history of the resettlement of the Pontic Greeks to Russia, and in the basement of the winery you will be able to see unique artifacts found in local vineyards.
ter. Novorossiysk - Kerch highway, 24 km str., 2, from Anapa 30 km.
The unique SIKORY estate is one of the most modern wineries in Russia. Its building is perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape of vineyards, and the tasting room offers a delightful panorama of endless hectares of grape ridges. Despite the relatively young age, the wines produced at this winery annually deserve prizes at Russian and international exhibitions. The SIKORY estate offers several unique sightseeing routes with tasting of various varieties of wines. The line of wines created here includes chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, merlot, krasnostop Zolotovsky, cabernet and pinot noir.
Chateau Tamagne (Chateau Tamagne)
Temryuksky district, Starotitarovskaya station, Zavodskaya str., 2 - 40 km. from Anapa
Chateau Tamagne winery is located in the Temryuk district, between the Black and Azov Seas. This brand was founded in 2005 and has since established itself as a producer of high-quality wines. There is an exquisite gastrobar on the territory of the winery, where you can enjoy original dishes that perfectly combine with local wines and help to reveal their taste. The Chateau Tamagne Oenology Center offers guided tours that tell about all stages of wine production. The company's website presents various options for excursion programs, including visits to vineyards with a light picnic and master classes by sommeliers.
If you have chosen one of the hotels of the Miracleon resort in Anapa and plan to visit an excursion, it is recommended to use a shuttle service that will provide a comfortable trip to the winery and back to the hotel.