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Nowyj Swet

Famous winery still in existence today on the east coast of the Crimea in Ukraine. The origin lies in 1878, when the Russian Prince Leo Sergeyevich Golitsyn bought an estate in Sudak. The picturesque area around the Black Sea bay was once called "Paradisio" by the Greeks, so the prince first called his property "Paradis". Only some time later was it renamed "Novy Svet" (New World). Golitsyn had studied viticulture in France, Italy and Germany very thoroughly through many journeys before he began to build up a vineyard on his estate. He had an ambitious goal, on a large scale and on a scientific basis, to make the Sudak area more famous than the French Bordeaux. A large winery for the production of sparkling wine was built in Koba-Kaja Mountain. Golitsyn experimented for a long time to find the most suitable grape varieties. At Balaklava (today a district of Sevastopol), where there are climatic conditions similar to those in Champagne, he finally had the vineyards planted for the production of sparkling wine.

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