Massandra Winery - Vintner to Tsars
This relaxing tour takes us to the unique Massandra Winery the home of the Crimean wines, nestled on the green slopes of the mountains surrounding Yalta. The winery is the creation of Prince Leo Golitsin, the father of the Russian winemaking, who supplied wines to the House of Romanov. This unique place boasts the biggest wine collection in the world, comprising one million bottles of wine from different countries. Massandra winery is especially proud of it's 1775 Spanish Sherry that still preserves its unique qualities, despite the venerable age. The refined wines of Massandra are internationally recognized and have been awarded two Grand Prix Cups and 148 gold and silver medals. Constructed in 1894, the exterior of the winery reminds one of a French chateau. However, behind the scenes, cellars and tunnels go deep down into the granite hillsides where wine is aging in oak casks and vats. During the tour of the cellars, a wine expert will introduce the history of the winery to you and acquaint you with the winemaking process. At the wine tasting hall we will be invited to taste several samples of Massandra wines including port, sherry and sweet wines.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. Restrooms are located in Massandra Winery. Photo and video is free of charge. Wine and souvenirs are available for purchase. Credit cards are accepted. The vaults are underground, down 80 steps.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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