Wine Tour - Krasnodar Region

Wine production on the territory of Krasnodar region has first started when the Greeks settled on this land around 2000 years BC. Climate features and fertile black soils make perfect conditions for grapes to ripe. In the late 19th century a number of wineries were opened along the Black Sea coast and on Taman peninsula. Today Russian wineries produce world recognized wine, which is being noticed on the international events of wine industry. A wine tour will introduce you to the wine-making traditions and let you taste the most famous wines produced in the South of Russia.

What's Included?

* Transport and transfers.
* 4 Star hotel accommodation
* Breakfasts
* Services of a bilingual tour guide
* All tickets and entrance fees to the attractions in the program
* Visa invitation letter.

Duration

6 days

Destination Covered

Krasnodar and Abrau-Dyurso

Best Suited

Groups
Day 1 : Arrival to Krasnodar. Evening tour of historical downtown.
One of the main attractions in Krasnodar is without doubt the main street in the city – Krasnaya Street. A great number of monuments and historical buildings lie along its path. To name a few: Ekaterininsky Cathedral, Monument to Ekaterina II, Alexander Nevsky Military Cathedral and Heroes’ Arch at the former Cathedral Square, as well as a lot of unique spots worth visiting.

Hotel check-in in Krasnodar.

Day 2
Breakfast
Visitof ethno-touristic complex “Ataman”.

This prosperous land is known as Taman peninsula or simply Taman. Civilization and state system have continuously flourished here for the last two and a half centuries. Taman is a true treasure chest for historians. It is here, in Taman, that an exact replica of Cossack village (stanitsa) was built. It is called “Ethno-touristic Complex Ataman”. Ataman is a natural ethno-graphic reflection of Kuban Cossacks culture - extremely diverse, beautiful and generous. It is the largest and the only of its kind museum in the open, which will take you back hundreds of years and will let you feel the spirit of the Cossacks full of undefeatable will and endless freedom.

Lunch at Ataman.
Wine tasting tour at Fanagoria winery.

At the wine shop there’s a wide selection of wines: from fresh table wines to collectors’ mark, as well as herb based liquors, made right here at Taman factories. During their visit to Fanagoria, guests will get acquainted with the factory, get to see the main factory buildings, fermentation hall and ceramic bottling hall and will learn how wines and cognacs of Fanagoria are born.

Hotel check-in in Anapa.

Day 3
Breakfast

Visit to Chateau le Grand Vostock winery.

Chateau le Grand Vostock is a winery in the south of Krasnodar Krai, created in the image of French chateaux. It’s the first in our country winery of full cycle: from vine growing to bottling. French wine makers have picked this land specifically for their qualities so unbelievably similar to the best lands in provincial Bordeaux. Vines are cared for year-round and grapes are picked by hand. Modern European technology, experience of French wine makers, balanced wine blends of local and classic grape varieties – it all allows for creation of high quality wines with distinct flavors. The tour includes a stroll along the vines of Chateau le Grand Vostock, tour of the winery with upgraded wine tasting and a picnic by the lake.

Lunch
Visit to Lefkadia Winery.

Lefkadia winery is producing wine using only eco-friendly technology. You will visit wine yards and taste several types of local wine. Also you will visit the museum of wine and learn more about the wine-making traditions. After that you are going to have an excursion around the cheese factory and learn about the bio-production of cheese. Then the farmers will offer you to buy some of their organic products. The tour includes visit to the vineyards, wine factory and wine and cheese tasting.

Return to hotel in Anapa. Dinner.

Day 4
Breakfast

Departure to Abrau-Durso Winery.

Abrau-Durso Winery dates back to the days when Emperor Alexander II ordered to lay foundation for estate Abrau-Durso by the lake Abrau and the river Durso, which later became the property of Tsar’s family. Development of wine-making industry in Abrau-Durso started in 1870 and is attributed to Prince Galitzine’s appointment to the role of the Surveyor of Imperial Vineyards. You are going to visit the vineyards of Abrau-Durso winery and get to know how the grapes are grown in this area.

Lunch.
Visit of the Russian Champagne House.

After lunch you are going to have an excursion to the Russian Champagne house. You will walk around the main halls and wine storage and learn how the wine is produced. Russian Champagne House is the most famous Russian winery that produces sparkling wine. Today it is a world recognized wine brand which regularly appears at the world famous events in the wine industry. The tour includes an excursion around the Russian Champagne house and degustation of 5 different types of sparkling wine.

Return to hotel in Anapa.

Day 5
Breakfast

Visit to Stretto winery by Yanis Karakezidi.

Yanis Karakezidi is the first Russian private wine maker, who owns around 8ha of land. The wine-making traditions go back to his ancestors, who originated from Greece. During the visit to his winery he will show you the vineyards and explain a unique wine growing technology, which is used only by him and his family since years. Wine-making is his passion, that is why the technology of wine production is strictly followed by each person working together with Yanis.

Lunch.
Wine tasting.

In the afternoon you will have degustation of wines made by Yanis Karakezidi. His most famous wine - Stretto is recognized by the world experts in wine industry and are always rated as premium class wine at the famous events. Each year at the beginning of October Yanis makes a traditional « Harvest Day», which means the start of the grape gathering. Here everyone takes part in wine-making procedure and is welcome to try homemade goat cheese, fresh bakery and some traditional local and Greek delicacies.

Return to hotel in Anapa.

Day 6
Breakfast
Hotel check-out. Transfer to the airport.
> Prices are per person in double/twin room
> Single supplement add. 220 €.

Not included
> International flight tickets
> Russian Visa Fee .

Pricing
Start Dates 2015
Private tours
(1-4Pax)

Small Groups
(8-15Pax)

Large Groups
(20+ Pax)

May 05, 12, 19, 26 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
June 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
July 07, 14, 21, 28 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
August 04, 11, 18, 25 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
September 01, 08, 15 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
September 22, 29 1 530 € 760 € 645 €
October 06, 13, 20, 27 1 530 € 760 € 645 €

*Prices are per person in double/twin room
*Single supplement add. 220 €
For more details, please contact us via e-mail or fill in the form.

Prices are per person and subject to change depending on the currency exchange rate. Southern Comfort reserves the right to change the order of the tour without undermining the quality of the planned program.
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