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Master classes on Russian wine making are held at stand 52B15 "Wine from Russia" at Prodexpo 2019. The Prodexpo exhibitors and visitors are already used to a traditional series of workshops on the Russian winemaking. This year, these events are devoted to tasting of wines made of Russia’s native varieties of grapevines.

The movement to revive these native varieties is headed by wine enthusiasts who represent the most wine Russian regions, Crimea and Kuban, and show their products at the Wine from Russia stand. The Native Grapevine Series opens on February 13 by Crimean winemaker Valery Zakharin with a long awaited premiere of wines from his unique collection which was started in 2016. Today, his experimental vineyard located in Bakhchysarai Raion has 75 varieties. The first harvest was collected in 2018. Now it has young wine made of grapevines not well-known even by the most knowledgeable wine experts. How many of them can say that they tasted wine made of Manjil Al and Yanykh Zerva grapevines?

Winemaker Andrey Kulichkov of Sober Bash presents his wines made not only from Russian native grapevines such as Krasnostop, Sibir’kovyi and Plechistik but also from rare Georgian grapevines Khikhvi and Black Rkatsiteli, as well as Rubin and Granatovy bred in the USSR.  

At the same time, the Wines from Russia is not only about indigenous grapevines. Representatives of the Inkerman and Alma Valley wineries will talk about the Sevastopol and Crimea terroirs. These neighboring wineries are rapidly developing. Their marketing campaigns are also very well thought through. The Alma Valley masterclass is to be held by the company's new heads, CEO Sergey Lebedev and Head Winemaker Georgy Chichinadze.

The series is to be closed with a tasting of wines made by the Sun Valley winery. The tasting is to be hosted by Brand Ambassador Sergey Aleksandrov. The offered wines are made from native grapevines and are not only dry but also dessert.


Press Service, Expocentre AO