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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

Набережная р. Кубань

What does the coming day hold for me? Transfer towards Krymsk, to Moldavanske, where one of the largest wineries of the Krasnodar region, Lefkadia Valley, is located. And before leaving the town, take a walk along the Kuban river embankment to cheer up a bit.

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

The great thing is that there is no need to go anywhere after the wine tastings, because you can stay overnight at the hotel in the valley. **[Book with cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/lefkadiya.ru.html?aid=1665740)**

Day 2: Along the shore of the Taman Bay

A trip along the Taman bay will give you a lot of emotions. In one day you'll have time to visit a cooperage where wine barrels are made, walk among the ruins of an ancient settlement, have a look at Lermontov's house and get acquainted with Kuban traditions.

Villa Romanov Wine Club & SPA

After your morning transfer, rest for an hour in the hotel. You will need your energy today to have time to see all the most interesting things.

Фанагория

And now back to the wine theme. Phanagoria is a winery producing grape wines and distillates. As part of [individual tour](https://www.fanagoria.ru/tours/entry/6) you can visit the vineyard viewpoint, cooperage workshop where huge oak barrels are made, tour the winery's territory, taste drinks and farmhouse cheeses. Time and duration of the tour will depend on your wishes. It is obligatory to book in advance.

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.

The winery "Chateau Taman"

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.

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 quite small, but it is definitely worth a look. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Гермонасса

Thousands of years ago there was a prosperous Greco-Sindian city on the shore of Temryuk Bay. According to one version, it was named after Hermes, the god of trade. Today you can assess the scale of the port city by walking through the ruins. If you want to learn more about ancient culture and life, you can visit the archaeological museum.

Этнографический Комплекс "Казачья Станица Атамань"

You can learn more about Kuban traditions by visiting the ethnographic complex "Cossack village Ataman". On [website](http://www.atamani.ru) you can find out the schedule of excursions and master classes.

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.

Villa Romanov Wine Club & SPA

The second day of the journey is coming to an end. Rest up in the hotel and recuperate before tomorrow's adventures. **[Book with cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/villa-romanov-wine-club-amp-spa.ru.html?aid=1665740)**

Day 3: Taman Switzerland and new wineries

The journey continues, and this day will probably be the most eventful. You will see with your own eyes the vastness of Taman Switzerland and visit new and technologically advanced wineries.

Пляж Подмаячный

The morning begins with a walk on the beach and a swim in the sea. And those craving for a more thrilling experience can try paragliding. Contacts: +7 (918) 387-60-24 +7 (961) 859-82-25

Свято-троицкий храм

Ahead of you there is a walk through a very beautiful location, but it is better to walk there, the road is rustic and overgrown in some places. So park your car on the paved area near the temple and head towards the promontory.

Tamanskaya Shveytsariya

A picturesque slope on the shore of Temryuk Bay. Hidden among the hills is a radon lake. It is said that the water in it is healing.

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).

Sergei Palladichev's winery

On my way to Anapa, I plan to stop by the village of Yurovka, the winery of Sergei Palladichev - the same one who opened the first urban winery in Tula. When I arrive, I'll tell you all my impressions in detail!

Anapa Lighthouse (Анапский маяк)

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.

Utosov

That's enough adventure for today, it's time to rest. **[Book with Cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/utesov.ru.html?aid=1665740)**

Day 4: Gai-Kodzor and Abrau-Dyurso

It is hard to imagine this gastronomic journey through the Krasnodar Region without a visit to Abrau-Dyurso. It is in this place that the final day of the trip will take place.

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).

"Petit Cafe"

Another location known for its wines is undoubtedly Abrau-Dyurso. However, we will taste it later, firstly we will drop in at a small cosy French-style café.

Абрау

Abrau is not only wine, but also beautiful views, multimedia exhibitions, sports trails and leisurely walks along the waterfront. Everyone will find something to do here to their liking.

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/).

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.

Kryl'ya Abrau

Haven't had time to taste all the flavours of Abrau-Dyurso? Stay here for one or more days and stay at the cozy hotel "Wings of Abrau **[Book with cashback](https://www.booking.com/hotel/ru/kryl-ia.ru.html?aid=1665740)**