A winescape tour across Kuban is reason enough to visit the Russian South. Located in the village of Moldavanskoye, Lefkadia offers a range of goat, sheep and cow cheeses, including gourmet varieties such as camembert, as well as excellent wines in all the styles of the world, which can be tasted in the vineyard or the local restaurant. With vineyards in the foothills, Gai-Kodzor’s cutting-edge winery can help explore wine technology and local products. Perhaps, Russia’s foremost winescaping area is the village of Abrau-Dyurso located by Lake Abrau, one of the two official birthplaces of Russian champagne. Discover its detailed history during a tour of the winery and its cellars, and experience the quality at tastings.
Apart from its sparkling wine, Abrau also has a cooking school, a contemporary art gallery, a walking route through the vineyard and along the lake, a sea and a beach, a spa with champagne, mid-range and more expensive hotels, in addition to food stores selling local cheeses, wine grape juices, and other specialities. One of the many restaurants, Villa Roz, can surprise you with a menu of Caucasian dishes running the gamut from Georgian to little-known Vainakh foods.