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Nowyj Swet

Famous winery still existing today on the east coast of Crimea in the Ukraine. Its origin dates back to 1878, when the Russian prince Leo Sergejewitsch Golizyn (died 1916) bought an estate in Sudak. The Greeks once called the picturesque area around the Black Sea Bay "Paradisio", which is why the prince first called his estate "Paradis". Only some time later it was renamed to "Nowyj Swet", which means "New World". Golizyn had studied viticulture very thoroughly through many travels in France, Italy and Germany before he started to build a winery on his property. He had the ambitious goal of making Sudak more famous than the French Bordeaux on a large scale and on a scientific basis. In the mountain Koba-Kaja a large cellar for the production of sparkling wine was built. Golizyn experimented for a long time to find the most suitable grape varieties. Finally, near Balaklawa (today a district of Sevastopol), where climatic conditions are similar to those in Champagne, he had the vineyards planted for the production of sparkling wine

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