20 wineries of the Krasnodar Krai have entered the rating of the 50 best wineries in Russia. It was compiled by the 50 Best Tastes of Russia guidebook based on votes from 500 restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs and experts.
«Abrau-Durso» factory, located in the village of the same name in the Krasnodar Krai, was named the best in Russia. The second place was given to the «Sikory» winery (Semigorsky khutor, Novorossiysk), and the third place was taken by the «Galitsky and Galitsky» company (Gostagaevskaya stanitsa, Anapa). The «Oleg Repin Winery» from Crimea was the fourth in the rating, and the Kuban «Valley of Lefkadia» took fifth place. The top ten also included such companies from the Krasnodar Krai as «Gai Kodzor», «Kuban Wine», «Chateau Pinot» and «Chateau de Talu».
Apart from Kuban and Crimean companies, wine farms from Sevastopol, Stavropol Krai, Rostov and Volgograd regions, North Ossetia-Alania and Dagestan also entered the list. The rating includes not only major wine brands, but family farms and local productions as well.