Fantastic Russian wines and where to find them The truth is that not all regions of Russia have snow all year round. Some regions have a favorable climate with many sunny days and mild winters.
As you may have guessed, the wine-producing regions of Russia are located in the south. To be precise: between the Black and Caspian Seas. There are several regions in this part of the country, each with a unique soil composition, geographic location and climate. The only thing that unites them is the number of sunny and frost-free days.
- Krasnodar wine region (Kuban)
Krasnodar wine region (Kuban) Its convenient location on the Black Sea coast and mild climate allow the grapes to reach full ripeness. In this region, the most favorable conditions for the vine: the proximity of the sea, about 200 warm days a year, enough sun. Here are such wineries as "Myskhako", "SORT", "Valley of Lefkadia" and "Chateau Le Grand Vostok".
The variety of grape varieties that are grown here is huge: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aligote, Chardonnay, Riesling, Marselan, etc.
- Territory of Dagestan
The southernmost wine-growing region of Russia and another historical region of winemaking. Mineral and oily, the wines of Dagestan can serve as an ideal drink for an aperitif. The choice is huge: white and red wines, dry and semi-sweet. Interesting blends and local varietal wines will amaze you with their mild taste and pleasant fruitiness.
In this area, there is a strong tendency to preserve the traditions of the past, so local wineries produce mainly autochthonous wines: Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Black Kizlyar, Narma, etc.
Another part of this area that is famous for wine production. According to historians, the first wine was produced here in the first half of the 19th century. The fertile soils and mild climate have made it possible to grow many varieties of grapes in the area. Stavropol is mainly known for its red wines.
- Rostov region
The Don Valley is the birthplace of bright, fruity and mineral wines. This region is characterized by hot and dry summers. Winters are usually quite severe, but this does not prevent Rostov winemakers from producing high-quality and interesting products. This area is known for the fact that mainly autochthonous grape varieties grow here: Tsimlyansky black, Kumshatsky, Krasnostop Zolotovsky, Plechistik, etc.
One of the most difficult regions for growing grapes - Volgograd - is a semi-desert with extremely hot summers, strong winds and rainy winters. However, even here, Russian winemakers manage to produce decent products. The area is known for its hybrid grape varieties that can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations. Volgograd wines have good potential for the future.
If you want to discover the tastes of Russian wines, we recommend starting your acquaintance with the Krasnodar wine-growing region (Kuban). This is the area of the oldest wineries. Production is mainly carried out according to the rules of European winemaking. Visit the Wine Russian House online store and choose the bottles you like. You and your guests will be pleasantly surprised!