The Lefkadia Valley wine appellation is located in the Crimean region of the Krasnodar Territory on the picturesque slopes in the foothills of the Main Caucasian ridge. A moderate continental climate, a variety of soils, the required number of sunny days per year - nature itself has created excellent conditions here for growing grapes and producing excellent wines.
The area of the Valley vineyards today is 213 hectares.
Photos of vineyards
Now the Valley is represented by several brands: Lefkadia, Likuria, Sauk-Dere, Temelion, as well as brands of neighbors, the number of which will expand.
Modern equipment park: steel fermentation tanks of various shapes, barrels of French, American, Caucasian oak allow you to experiment with different styles of wines.
Already, the level and stability of the quality of wines is confirmed by many awards.
Only in 2019 did the wines receive high marks from the Wine Advocate magazine:
91 points for Parker for Lefkadia Reserve wines 2012, 2014, 90 points for Lefkadia Reserve 2014, 89 points for Lefkadia Reserve 15 and 88 + points for Lefkadia Reserve 2016.
Sparkling wine Temelion Blanc de Blanc Vintage became the best sparkling wine in Russia, made using classical technology, receiving 89 points in 2019 at the First International Lev Golitsyn Competition.
Dry red wine "Likuria" won bronze at the prestigious International Wine Challenge.
Dry white wine "Likuria" won silver at the international competition MundusVini
All awards of the brands of the wine appellation are presented in the table
History of a Valley
Valley of Lefkadia ”originates from the vineyards. In 2007, on the territory of four hills, we planted on the first 17 hectares vines of various varieties purchased from foreign nurseries. It was a classic set of 23 varieties, including the usual Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and others.
An important member of the team was the French consultant oenologist Patrick Leon. A legendary winemaker, he was one of the ten most experienced and respected winemakers on Earth.
In 2008 the French agronomist Gilles Ray joined the team. He is an outstanding French winegrower and winemaker. Together with Patrick Leon, a renowned French oenologist, he worked in the vineyards of Mouton-Rothschild in Bordeaux.
The Lefkadia Valley is now not only a wine-making appellation, but also a place with a new quality of life: there is a hotel, a restaurant, a museum, excursion programs around the Valley and a winery are available.