Winery

LEFKADIA VALLEY WINEMAKING

Lefkadia Valley Wine Appellation is a scenic place found on the slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountain range in Krymsky District, Krasnodar Krai. It benefits from a temperate continental climate, diverse and well-drained soils and a plenty of sunny days per year: nature itself has made this a perfect place for viticulture and top-tier winemaking.

Lefkadia

Lefkadia is a series of premium-quality wines produced from grapes harvested in Lefkadia Valley. Clay soils, strictly handpicked grapes, a winery with state-of-the-art equipment and gravity-flow technology, carefully handled ageing casks and our unreserved aspiration to produce wines that fully express the terroir’s unique aspects: these are the reason our wines are so radiant, recognisable and original. We’re proud to offer you a range of Lefkadia and Lefkadia Reserve red, white and rose wines. These are some of our signature products which we make from grapes harvested in the valley’s choicest terroirs.

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TEMELION SPARKLING WINES

In Greek, Temelion means ‘starting point’. Temelion is a premium-quality sparkling wine made from grapes that originate in Lefkadia Valley’s best vineyards. Blanc de Blanc, Brut and Brut Rose are made according to the classic Champenoise technology: once bottled, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation during a three-year ageing process.

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LIKURIA SPARKLING WINES

Likuria sparkling wines are an excellent combination of affordability and quality. They are produced using the cuve close method exclusively from grapes harvested in Lefkadia Valley, a unique Caucasian terroir. The series includes a classical Brut and a refined and well-balanced demi-doux sparkling wine.

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Patrick Leon

A world-class grandmaster of winemaking, Patrick Léon was one of the most experienced and admired vignerons of our times. A renowned oenology consultant, he worked side by side with such 20th-century dream viticulturists as Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Alexis Lichine and Robert Mondavi. From the day Lefkadia Valley Wine Estate was established, Patrick was investing his expertise into our wines, creating one-of-a-kind blends showcasing the local terroir.

LIKURIA

Likuria is our series of avantgarde red and white wines produced from Russian-grown grapes. Our Likuria, Likuria Reserve and single varietal wines made from grapes harvested on dedicated Single Vineyard plots have won many international awards.

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Sauk-Dere

Sauk-Dere Wine Estate has a tradition of winemaking that goes as far back as 1926. This is a perfect place to create distinct wines: it has a unique microclimate in its almost 3 kilometres of underground tunnels. Several years ago, this fabulous wine estate was totally refurbished and since then its redesigned wine collections have been praised for conveying the best aspects of this terroir, i.e., marl soils and cool breezes. Sauk-Dere is known for its expressive single varietal and assemblage wines which we make from grapes harvested in Lefkadia Valley foothill terroir. Learn more

The Bachelor's Collection

Probably, the best Lefkadia Valley products are those included in our Bachelor’s Collection, a series of premium, aged monovarietal wines. These wines are made from carefully selected plots and only the best vintages are used. The bottle label design features an image of the creator’s shadow reflected in the very item that represents the creator’s feelings evoked by the wine’s presence.

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OUR VINEYARDS

Our vineyards are located in a valley on the foothills of the North Caucasus mountain range at the 44th parallel north, the very latitude on which the French Bordeaux Region is found. Our terroir’s quality affords us total freedom to experiment and therefore Lefkadia Valley’s oenologists have been able to implement their most original ideas.

TERROIR

Grapes grow on the South slopes of the hills at 140-240m above sea level. The moderately continental climate, a plenty of sunny days, a shelf with a variety of soils, diurnal temperature variations - the nature itself has created perfect conditions for making excellent wines in Lefkadia valley.

LEFKADIA WINERY

The Lefkadia Winery is unique: gravitation, a huge for Russian standards French and Russian oak barrel stock, 300 steel micro jars, refrigerators for cooling white grapes, cement egg-shaped jars and a modern laboratory having no analogues in Eastern Europe.

LABORATORY

The Lefkadia valley laboratory takes part in BIPEA, a programme of international quality control of lab tests. It contains modern equipment necessary for analysing soils, vines, grapes and wines. While wines are ageing in barrels, the level of alcohol, sugar, acids and other components is monitored.

Winery «Sauk-Dere»

The winery is located in the village of the same name and is known not only for its wines, but also for the legendary cellars in deep seashells, where, at an ideal constant temperature and humidity, the largest collection of wines and cognacs in Russia is kept. The history of winemaking in this region began in 1926, when the first planting of the vineyard was laid. And now this is a full-cycle enterprise, which includes the entire technological chain from planting the vines to the bottling line.

WINES

In Lefkadia valley white, read and rose dry wines of various ranges and price points are produced together with Russian champaign made using the classic technology. Lefkadia valley wines have won more than 150 awards at international exhibitions and tasting competitions.

VARIETIES

There are 23 of varieties of grapes cultivated in the Lefkadia territory: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussan, Viognier, Riesling, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, etc. Berries are hand-picked only. A diurnal temperature variation favours the accumulation of sophisticated aromatic substances in grapes and gives them a graceful acidity.

Lefkadia valley Club

If you want to get access to limited wine collections (Lefkadia, Lefkadia Reserve, The Bachelor's Collection), special offers and discounts and to get updates on the company's latest news we invite you to join the Lefkadia valley lovers' club!

We have established a club to share fresh news delivered directly from our vineyards and Lefkadia group farms, corporate events announcements, recipes by our chef and other useful information related to the wine-making and healthy nutrition culture in one way or another.

Discounts

Discounts for purchase of wine products and tourist packages, serviced offered by The Wine House restaurant and staying at Lefkadia Hotel as well as for purchase of Nikolaev and Sons Trading House food.

Tasting

One-time free tasting of the food range of the winery for a Club member and his or her two friends in Lefkadia valley (one time every six months or one time a year respectively).

Unique products

The possibility for club card holders to get: Lefkadia valley news, corporate events announcements, recipes by The Wine House restaurant chef and other useful information.

Contacts

For further information contact us on +7 (909) 922-57-66 or send us an e-mail at: a.kargapoltseva@nsons.ru