Stavropol Territory
Returning land on the wine map of Russia
In 1777, on the Tashla River, the Stavropol fortress became the eighth of ten fortresses built along the line from Azov to Mozdok surrounded by Cossack villages. The foundation of the outpost was led by commander Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov.

«A fortress under №. 8 was located on top of Yegorlyk, called Tashla. It was the first fortress to the Black Forest».

— From the Report of Prince G. A. Potemkin to Empress Catherine II
Stavropol region is a region of Russia located in the foothills and on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus. It has common borders with the Krasnodar Territory, the Rostov Region and six republics. The region is one of the five key wine regions of the country.

Stavropol in Greek means "city of the cross". When you learn about it for the first time, you might want to connect modern winemaking in the Stavropol region with the Greeks, but historical facts tell rather more and connect the development of viticulture and winemaking in the region with German and Italian colonists.
The oldest resort region
Stavropol region has over 130 valuable mineral springs, which make it a unique balneological resort
Cognac-wine capital and its surroundings
In the Praskoveya village and the surrounding area, climatic conditions allow you to grow high-quality table and technical grape varieties
The True Treasure of the Nation
In 1945, a unique winery in Russia was recreated at the Stavropol winery. Today, the number of samples exceedes 60,000 bottles
Favorable conditions for grape growing were eloquently confirmed by the luxurious thickets of wild vines, which were found here by the first settlers in the end of the 18th century. Vineyards began to spread along the Kuma River from the village of Obilny to the village of Velichaevsky.

The Tempelhof colony and the Kalaborka settlement are here near the Caucasian Mineral Waters from the middle of the 19th century where modern winemaking of the Stavropol Territory was formed.

In the near future, the wineries of Stavropol are quite capable, as a tourist component, of competing with the popular and well-known wealth of the region, which are mineral healing waters.

How to continue the history of creating high-quality wines! At the beginning of the 20th century, Stavropol was famous for its dessert wines. For example, dessert wine from the Saperavi variety that was produced here was very popular.

We know some of the facts due to reports by "historical and statistical information about winemaking in the Stavropol province of 1875". For example, in the 30s of the 19th century, up to 25 thousand bottles of sparkling wine were produced annually in the Tisier estate in the manner of the famous "Veuve Clicquot".

At the moment, the quality of the available wine products has reached the proper level. ArTour has no doubt that in the coming years, more and more wine lovers will get acquainted with the wines of the terroirs of Stavropol, and everyone will find a local autochthonous or European variety blend varieties for themselves.

Wineries of Stavropol Territory
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