Kolonist is one of the most popular wine brands in in Ukraine with 200 000 bottles in a year production run. Vineyards of the company are located in the southern part of Odesa oblast in one of the best Ukrainian wine regions. Krynychne village, where Colonist`s grapes grow, shares the same latitude with Bordeaux – French city with mild Mediterranean climate, famous for its traditions and achievements in the field of winemaking. Colonist`s vineyards can boast such popular European sorts as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Riesling and other. Cabernet “High Gamma” is one of the best wines offered by Kolonist brand. This drink successfully expresses the tiniest tints of Cabernet sort, combining notes of black berries, herbs and grapes in its aroma. This wine perfectly matches lamb and other meat. “Odesa Black” is another wine of Kolonist worth close attention. This wine, made of local grape variety, can be described as a mix of Alicante Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon. “Odesa Black”, with its astringent rich flavor, will surely fit a juicy steak. Gourmands can find Kolonist wines in the most of wine shops and even in big supermarkets such as Novus and Auchan.
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Winery of Duke P.N. Trubetskoy
Winery of Duke P.N. Trubetskoy, located in Vesele village of Kherson oblast, has been making wines according to classic technologies for more than 120 years. It is one of the top wine brands in Ukraine. High-quality Ukrainian wines of Duke P.N. Trubetskoy brand are made of handpicked grapes grown on winery`s large vineyards. The brand has three main series of drinks. The young collection is represented by Riesling, Chardonnay, Aligote, Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc and Cabernet sorts. The collection of aged wines that has been kept in oak barrels for not less than half a year includes Aligote, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Winery of Duke P.N. Trubetskoy also offers legendary Ukrainian brand wines such as “Velvet of Ukraine”, “Pearl of the Steppe”, “Naddnipryanske” and premium blended wine “Duke Trubetskoy”. Wines of the brand, that have perfect balance of quality and price, can be found in many Ukrainian supermarkets. The website of the company with its wine shop gives a possibility to buy delicious wines online.
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Cotnar winery, founded in 2005, is among young and promising Ukrainian wineries. Cotnar brand owns a modern full-cycle plant and 200 hectares of vineyards in Muzhiyevo village of Zakarpattya region. Carefully selected grapes are immediately delivered to primary production plant, where they are processed by professional Hungarian winemaker Vincze Bela, who sees the sense of his life in making excellent wines. The most of Cotnar wines are made of Aligote, Traminer, Isabella and Rkatsiteli grape sorts. Cotnar delights clients with popular wines such as Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. It is also highly recommended to try Cotnar rose wine. Previously, the brand has been mostly focused at mass market, but nowadays it offers premium product as well.
If you ever visited Beregove, Mukacheve or Uzhgorod, you had probably heard about that winery. Chizay winery, located in Zakarpattya oblast right near the border with Hungary, is famous for its perfect sweet wines. Previously, the company was oriented mostly on export to Europe, but, fortunately, during recent years Chizay had also supplied its products on local Ukrainian market. Riesling, Rhine, rose Traminer, Merlot, Cabernet – all these popular sorts of grapes grow on Ukrainian vineyards of Chizay. The list of the best wines produced by the brand includes “Roses of Carpathians”, “Homemade Wine”, “Cabernet Dry”, “Merlot”, “Sauvignon”, “Saperavi”, “Pinot Noir”, Zakarpattya Cahors Wine” and other. If you visit beautiful Palanok castle in Mukacheve, you will have a chance to join a degustation excursion in the castle`s wine cellars and to try Chizay wines. Online shop on the website offers delivery of wines to any city of Ukraine.
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The history of this family enterprise began in 1998 near Velyka Dolyna village in Odesa oblast well-known as the most successful Ukrainian wine region. That year, Ruben and Robert Guliyev purchased grape seedlings from a French company. Nowadays, the winery owns almost 200 hectares of vineyards with numerous grapes sorts like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Traminer and other. Guliyev brand is famous for its wines made of white grapes, because white grapes are able to soak up power of Ukrainian lands and hot Black Sea sunbeams to the fullest. Dry white Chardonnay Select is often considered as a brand identity of the company. This wine has light pleasant aroma and tender fruit taste. It is especially appreciated by women.
Special Wineries: Magarach Wine Institute and Winery Massandra
Magarach is a name of Yalta city outskirts in Crimea. This name became a part of winegrowing and viticulture institute founded in 1828. Today Magarach wine institute in the annexed Crimean peninsula is a world-famous scientific establishment with the high scientific and technical potential. The institute owns a unique library that includes more than 100 000 printed titles, half-million patent fund, the large collection of grapes with more than 3200 varieties and forms. Magarach institute has bred high-priced grape varieties with a complex of valuable agricultural features such as high resistance to diseases and invaders, early term of ripening, high crop yield and so on. The institute produces many unique selection varieties as Magarach Pervenec, Magarach Yubileinyi, Magarach Antey, Podarok Magaracha and many other. The institute has several experimental units in Crimea. These units are labs that specialize in studying and breeding rare varieties and selection of new varieties of grapes. Magarach institute has its own treasure – enoteca that has bottles with age over 150-200 years old. The institute cooperates fruitfully with Massandra winery.
Massandra winery is located on the Southern coast of Crimean peninsula in a similarly named village. Massandra`s wine collection is one of the largest in the world. It consists of around 1 million bottles and was included into Guinness Book of World Records in 1998. Some of the bottles are 235 years old! Massandra is a huge enterprise that breeds grapes and produces high-quality wines, tobacco, fruits and other agricultural products.
Best Wine Shops with Qualitative Wine
Sometimes we feel an urgent need to open a bottle of a good wine not in a restaurant or bar, but in an intimate atmosphere at home with our family or loved ones. In this case, we need to know right places where we can get a bottle of high-quality wine with the best taste and aroma. For these special occasions, we would like to recommend you the best wine shops in Kyiv. If you are looking for a bottle of great wine and probably also for some snacks to it, you should visit such wine shops and boutiques as Good Wine, Paradis du Win, Wine House, InVino salon, OKwine or Grand Cru. In these Ukrainian wine shops, you are guaranteed to find the wide variety of perfect wines from Ukraine and many other countries.
Best Restaurants with Qualitative Wine
Looking for a good restaurant to have a glass or even a whole bottle of a good wine in Kyiv? We know for sure where you need to go in such situation. The city has many worthy wine bars where you can go for a date or with a company of friends to have the best time. Wine gourmands in Ukrainian capital love to visit such places as Like a Local`s wine bar, Nevinniy bar, Malevich, Vian, 101 wine bar, Lucky Restaurant Vinoteque, Bottega, Vino e Cucina, Vinostudia, Win bar. You can also try some recently opened spots as Wine Not and Guilty bar. These spots will surely impress you with good service, diversity of delicious wines of the famous brands, tasty food and friendly atmosphere.
Whether your current mood is relaxed, dreamy, talkative or adventurous – a glass of wine from the best Ukrainian wineries will fit it just perfect.
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