Land, Wind, Sea
Geologically, the land where our vineyards are located is a part of the flat watershed plateau between Bugsky and Berezansky estuaries of the Southern Steppe, with formed dark chestnut loamy soils.Our vineyards are literally located a few hundred meters from the sea and are surrounded from three sides by water, they are constantly touched by the breeze.Neighborhood with estuaries and the sea serves as a large natural air conditioner, softening the climate during dry years. Wind, blowing on the vineyard, significantly reduces the risk of developing fungal diseases on the vines.
The sun warms our vineyards on average 225 days a year. Despite this, the proximity of water and constant wind don’t allow the air or the soil to warm up to excessively high elevations (which is very good for the functioning of the vine without excessive thermostress). The precipitation level is 400 mm, which is lower than the minimum for the vine, but it gets the rest of the necessary moisture from the abundant morning dew provided by its proximity to two estuaries. Large differences between day and night temperatures favor a more active synthesis of aroma precursors and their preservation before the vintage, as well as the optimal level of acidity in the berries.
Our vineyards grow in the unique place, on Cape Beykush, whose shores are washed on one side by Berezansky Liman, on the other by Bekush Bay. Beykush vineyards consist of 11 hectares of French and Italian clones of white varieties of grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rkatsiteli and red varieties of grapes – Pinot Noir, Merlot, Saperavi, Cabernet Sauvignon.In addition, there is an experimental vineyard with white varieties, such as Telti-Kuruk, Alvarigno, Timorasso, and red varieties, such as Tempranillo, Malbec, and Pinotage.
This is a team of like-minded people, for whom winemaking is not only a business but also an opportunity to acquaint people through the taste of our wines with our country and its nature.