Published on : Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Lenin Agricultural Cooperative, one of the most important winery in formerly Soviet Union’s Russia based in Black Sea resort town of Anapa is all set to open for its business from 2020. It will make the new way for wine tourism here.
Close to bankruptcy, the winery was purchased in 2016 by Ariant, one of Russia’s largest wine making companies, which plans to renovate the facility and turn it into a centre of wine tourism.
The facility will have the capacity to produce 20 million bottles annually, with grapes sourced largely from the Russian sub region of Krasnodar, which produces more than 50% of Russia’s grapes for wine making.
Ariant announced that last month its plans to invest of 2 million rubles (US$35.5m) over three years to rebuild the winery alongside an oenology and wine tourism centre, to be launched by 2020, which will include a brand shop, a wine bar, and a mini hotel.
This new facility will allow Ariant to increase its total capacity to between 120 to 150 million bottles a year, with the company planning to plant more than 2,000 hectares of vineyards throughout the region by 2021. The first 300 hectares of vines were planted in 2016.
The project manager Sergei Tarakhno said that they are planning to release 100 million bottles in the year 2017.
The specialisation of the company was selected following studies of soil, climate and geographical features of the region.
They can get high-quality white grape varieties here, which is suitable for Champagnes and sparkling wines in the premium and standard price categories.