Fanagoria Estate Winery
ОАО АПФ «Фанагория»
Owner: Petr Romanishin
Deputy General Director for Science and Quality: Valentina Popandopoulo
Consulting Winemaker: John Worontschak
Chief Winemaker: Yuri I. Uzunov
Winemaker – Red Wines: Roman A. Tkachuk
Winemaker – White Wines: Tatyana Y. Golovacheva
Chief – Sparkling Wines: Alexander Yuryevich Berezov
Public Relations: Vladimir Pukish
Ulitsa Mira 49
Sennoy, Temryuk District
+7 861 483-87-47
Fanagoria imported and planted a large area of French grape vines in 1997, and these are used for its Cru Lermont premium wines. The winery now has over 2300 hectares of vineyards, which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Saperavi, Traminer; Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Aligote. Australian flying-winemaker John Worontshak began work at Fanagoria about two years ago and new French crushing equipment has been installed.
Fanagoria makes a number of different wines, however its NR (Numerical Reserve) and Cru Lermont are their premium dry wine lines. Fanagoria makes and interesting specialty herbal wines called Cherny Leker (Black Healer), which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Saperavi and Ranniy Magarach together with an assortment of herbs. Fanagoria recently began production of ice wine from Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Saperavi grapes. It also has a line of sparkling wines and brandies. Fanagoria exports wines to Japan, Israel and the United States.