- #23 World's Best Vineyards 2021
A recreated Agora market square transports you back to the Bosporan Kingdom and Russia’s winemaking origins in the sixth century BC at this family-owned winery founded in 2007. Take a self-guided audio tour through a pedestrianized, interactive world of fountains, sculptures and artifacts before venturing out into the dramatic valleys of the Caucasus Mountains, where you’ll find lavender fields, sycamore valleys, pine forests and Lake Gechepsin – an atmospheric picnic spot with a mythical walkway out to its central islands said to bring lasting health. Tastings incorporate homemade cheeses and produce from the estate’s organic farm, a Tuscan-style guesthouse and activities for children providing a homely holiday destination where vinous history – ancient and modern – is brought to life.
Vineyards view from the top of the Polevoy Stan tower
Lefkadia Valley PDO, 9 Moldavanskoye, Krasnodar Krai, 353344