Local Winemakers Get Ready for Tourist Season

Today, both wineries – Elbuzd and Kantina – invite tourists to have interesting tours about vineyards and winemaking facilities and to have a tasting session of their own wines.  Elbuzd boasts wines made of homegrown grape varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and others. Kantina’s wine list features wines produced fr om both European and indigenous grape varieties.

As experts of the wineries note, the FIFA World Cup Russia is a good chance to make a statement not only as winemakers, but also as a touristic attraction. Championship visitors and tourists have an opportunity to enjoy a comfortable rest and taste wines of the Don region.

“The Rostov region features covered grape growing, thanks to it, we get unique Don wines”, stressed Irina Telarova, Director of Consumer Market Department of the Rostov region.

For the record, gastronomic and wine tourism, or enotourism, gains traction in the Rostov region. It is a globally promising type of travelling, centered around the idea of tasting sessions, specifically, of wine, in the area wh ere grapes were grown and the wine was made, to feel the local flair more vividly and get emotions and impressions after visiting the Don region renowned for its hospitality.