A wine story from Krasnodar – Road.Travel

A wine story from Krasnodar

Road Trip Route. Lefkadia Valley, Taman landscapes, Gai-Kodzor, Abrau-Durso.

From hospitable Krasnodar, I plan to head in the direction of Taman'. This trip promises new gastronomic discoveries, and the "highlight" of the trip will be the Kuban wineries. Join in the journey, we will learn the secrets of local wine production and admire the scenery together. **Reserve hotels along the route with up to 10% cashback.

Gastronomy. From: Krasnodar

Gennadiy Jozefavichus. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Lefkadia Valley

Today you will travel to the winery of the Valley of Lefkadia, where you can not only taste the fragrant drinks but also learn the secrets of wine production, preserved since ancient times.

Krasnodar

Tori Ramen

For a late breakfast (or early lunch) stop by Tori Ramen Cafe. The cafe is open from 11:00.

Winery complex "Lefkadia Valley"

In the Lefkadia Valley you can not only taste the best local wines but also learn how they are produced and see how lavender and plane trees grow. Start your exploration of the valley with a walk through the recreated ancient Greek square. If you want to learn more about the history of winemaking without joining a tour, use the audio guide. The tour includes a visit to the terroir and wine history museum, and afterwards, you can buy fresh produce in the farm shop. If you get hungry from the road, stop by the pizzeria on the edge of Agora Square. Pizzas are baked in a Pompeian wood-fired oven. [Book](https://lefkadia.ru/contacts) the tour by contacting the contacts listed on the website.

Amphora Restaurant

End the day with dinner at the winery's restaurant and discover new facets of flavors.

Dolina Lefkadiya

You can stay overnight at a hotel in the valley or book one of the hotels in Krymsk, which is just 10 kilometers away. **[Book with cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/lefkadiya.ru.html?aid=1665740)**

Day 2: From Lefkadia to Golubitskoye

The day will start with a tour of the wine museum, and then you will proceed to an equally interesting "wine" location.

музей Вина Лефкадия

Breakfast at the winery and a tour of the wine museum.

Villa Romanov Wine Club & SPA

After reaching Golubitskaya, leave your things at the hotel and go on vacation: buy Konakovsky porcelain in the Romanov Faience shop and spend time by the pool. [Book with cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/villa-romanov-wine-club-amp-spa.ru.html?aid=1665740) **I stayed at Villa Romanov hotel, but you can choose from a selection of hotels with a cashback, compiled by Mastercard's partner Booking.com:** [Tizdar Family Resort & SPA](http://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/gk-tizdar.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click) [Fanagoria Hotel Port](http://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/fanagoria-zapad.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click) [Villa Lavanda](http://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/gostevoi-dom-taman1234.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click)

Romanov Restaurant

Dinner at the restaurant in Villa Romanov is a perfect ending to the day. The team of chefs under the direction of chef Denis Sabirov has developed a unique menu, which deliberately departs from the boundaries of national cuisines. And each dish is matched with a wine pairing, which allows revealing all the facets of food and drink taste.

Day 3: Treasures of Taman

The trip continues, and this day will probably be the most eventful. You will visit historical sites, Lermontov's lodge and the ramparts of Suvorov's fortress and have dinner at the lighthouse.

Plyazh Starikovskaya Vylazka

Picturesque beach in the village of Za Rodina!

Домик Лермонтова

On his way to the Caucasus, Lermontov stopped in Taman, and although the writer himself was not very flattering about the area, he is still loved here and the memorabilia are carefully preserved. The museum is not very big, but you should definitely come here. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Центральный Пляж

Take a walk on the sandy beach, or swim in Temryuk Bay.

Фанагорийская Крепость Суворова

A short stop at a historical place. The fortress was founded by Suvorov at the end of XVIII century. Most of the fortress has not survived, but the scenery here is picturesque.

Chateau Tamagne

A visit to the wine centre. This time it's not a tour, but a lunch at the gastrobar. The team is especially proud of the origin of the products: all the ingredients of the dishes are grown on local farms.

Villa Romanov Wine Club & SPA

Relaxing at the hotel before the evening walk.

Mayak Temryuk

Meet the sunset by the Temryuk lighthouse, and don't forget to bring wine and fruit for a picnic.

Villa Romanov Wine Club & SPA

Good night!

Day 4: From Golubitskaya to Anapa

Visit a tour of a modern winery, then head to Temryuk, check out the museum and stroll through the colourful market, before spending the evening in Anapa.

Pomest'ye Golubitskoye

Winery complex in Golubitsky will surprise even the most discriminating gourmets. Here you can take an individual tour or join a group. But you need to book a visit as far in advance as possible, because the place is very popular among connoisseurs of good wines. You can choose the date, time and program, as well as sign up for a tour by leaving a request on [website](https://golubitskoe-estate.ru/#main).

Temryukskiy Istoriko-Arkheologicheskiy Muzey

The museum displays ancient artefacts from archaeological excavations. It is open daily.

Temryuk Central Market

From Tuesday to Sunday you can visit the local market. As an edible souvenir buy goat's milk cheeses or smoked fish.

Anapa Lighthouse

That's enough of a long drive for today. Before dinner, admire the sea, stroll along the promenade and walk to Anapa lighthouse.

Bar and Grill "Cousteau"

And this day will end with dinner at the grill-bar of Utesov hotel, which has a peaceful view of the sea.

Day 5: Take as much time as you like.

Stay in the region longer to savor all its bounties and visit the magnificent beauty of the places around.

Gai Kodzor

Not far from Anapa is the Gai-Kodzor winery. Inspired by the experience of French winemakers, the founders opened their own full-cycle production. Today it produces white, red and rose wines. Please note: it is better to book a tour in advance, you can do it on the official [website](http://www.gai-kodzor.ru).

Вилла Роз Абрау-Дюрсо

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Villa Roz restaurant on the shore of Lake Abrau. The cuisine on the menu is European and Caucasian.

Abrau Durso Park

You can spend more than one day in the region: you can walk, drive to the sea, visit one of the excursions, or just take a break from the hustle and bustle of the road. You can find out more about the variety of leisure activities on [official website](https://www.abraudurso.ru/).

Abrau-Durso

It is possible to take an individual VIP tour with or without wine tasting in the wine house. The time and duration of the tour will be chosen according to your preferences, the main thing is to contact the wine house in advance. And you can find the options for excursions [on the website](https://visitabrau.ru/todo/ekskursii/).

Kryl'ya Abrau

Haven't had time to taste all the flavours of Abrau-Dyurso? Stay here for one or more days, staying at the cozy hotel "Wings of Abrau". **You can also choose another option from a selection of hotels with a cashback, compiled by Mastercard partner - Booking.com:** [Avgustinn Inn](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/avgustin-abrau-dyurso.ru.htmlu.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click) [Hotel Imperial & Champagne SPA](http://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/imperial-novorossiysk.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click) [Durso Tower Guesthouse](http://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/gostevoi-dom-durso-tower.html?aid=1665740&label=routes-jozefavichus-1665740-click)