Notable Russian Wineries

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 at 12:00 am

vineyardRISP Ltd is a outstanding Russian producer of sparkling and carbonated Wines. Company was founded at the production spaces of the Mocscow Champagne Winery. Produces sparkling wines of the highest quality.

Myskhako Winery is located in Novorossiyk on a mountainside overlooking the city. This winery was a favorite of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, who fought in the Battle of Novorossiysk during the Second World War. The Poliburo were regular visitors.

Since 2002, Australian winemaker has been regularly visiting Myskhako to assist with winery operations. The Myskhako 2003 Chardonnay won a Bronze Medal at a London wine trade show

Abrau Durso was founded in 1870 and in 1896, Prince Lev Golitsyn, the godfather of modern Russian winemaking, arrived with French specialists to make sparkling wines. Caverns and tunnels were dug under the hillside at the winery. Abrau Durso continued operations during Soviet times as a vinsovkhoz (state wine farm) and today still produces sparkling wine according to classic methods.