Family winery "Kolonist" traditionally begins in August season harvest and opens a wine festival, which will last six weeks!
Young wine is only once a year. It's not possible to transport a real young wine, so you can taste it only in a few months and only on the winery! The first in the solar Danube Bessarabia ripe Muscat grapes from which the wine comes incredible. From ancient times, young wine is known as an elixir of health, beauty and longevity. It is during this period that you can not only enjoy the young wine but also get involved in the harvesting process!
We invite everyone to join the great art - wine, dive into the world of wine, witness the beauty of vineyards winery "Kolonist" and the blue of the largest freshwater lakes in Ukraine - Yalpug, personally collect pour sun grapes and then suppress his bare feet in "charabanc" as it did in ancient times, the fiery music taste fresh grape juice.
Programme of the event
(Full day visit of Kolonist family winery)
11:00-11:30 Welcome at Kolonist winery in the Krynychne village. Short breakfast (coffee / tea, national pastries) in the tasting room.
11:30-13:30 Tour around the vineyards: history of winery; admirimg a special Ukrainian terroir, where high-quality grapes are born; secrets of cultivation and features of the vineyards treatment system.
13:30-14:30 Dinner: national dishes of Danube Bessarabia
14:30-15:30 Tour to the production cellars- secrets of production technology and uniqueness of Kolonist wines.
15:30-17:00 Wine tasting of Kolonist wines.
17:00-18:00 Tour the historic hall, collection cellars and Kolonist wine shop.
18:00-19:00 Supper in the fireplace hall of the Kolonist family winery.
The cost of the Full Day at the winery for 1 person for groups from 12 people - 1000 UAH. (excluding transport and accommodation).
The cost of the Full Day at the winery for 1 person for groups from 5 to 11 people - 1200 UAH.
Winemaker Kolonist is open*:
- Friday and Saturday - for groups and individual visits;
- Monday - Thursday - for group visits (min 12 people).
* Advance booking is required! Groups are formed according to availability. For joining to the group please call: tel. +38 (044) 499 40 22.
For more convenience, we suggest you to arrive in Izmail or Bolhrad the night before and check in to a hotel considering that the celebration program begins early.
GreenHall – (048) 41 78 555; (048) 41 77 629 booking.com/hotel/ua/green-hall.ru.html
VIP hotel – vip-hotel.com.ua
Hotel "Bessarabia"- 067-444-87-71,bessarabiahotel.com/ua/
Отель «Old Town» – oldtown.com.ua
Отель «ART-Hotel» – arthotel-izm.com.ua
Hotel «Inzov» – hotel-inzov.com.ua/
We draw your attention that to Krynychne village you should follow only through Bolgrad or through Izmail, without using your GPS-navigator after Tatarbunary town!
Contacts of taxi services in Izmail:
«Yellow Taxi» +38 (063) 649-79-26
Taxi «Pantera» +38 (04841) 6-11-01 +38 (098) 587-25-33 +38 (093) 851-99-50
Contacts of taxi services in Bolgrad:
For booking places, as well as for additional information, please contact the following phones or e-mail us:
tel./ fax: +38 044 499 40 22
Also, in Danubian Bessarabia, you can visit following places, very interesting from a cultural and historical point of view (visiting below listed places is organized by yourself and is additionally paid).
1. Sights of Izmail
3. Bilhorod-Dnistrovska (Akkermanska) medieval fortress
The medieval fortress "Akkerman" on the banks of the Dniester Estuary is one of the largest and best preserved in Ukraine. The construction of the citadel is attributed to the Genoese period of XIII-XIV centuries. An exposition of instruments of torture is open on the territory, siege guns are displayed in the courtyard. Music festivals and championships on historical fencing are held.
Address: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, str. Ushakova, 1
+38 (04849) 6-97-90, 6-97-80, 2-59-65, (094) 957-67-80
Open hours: 8: 00-18: 00
4. Brynzarnya with a mini hotel "Cuba is far? Cuba is near!"
Here you will find tasting of sheep cheese, national dishes of Lipovan, Moldavian, Bulgarian cuisine. At the farm you can feed and pet domestic animals. Also, you can stay at the farm in the hotel "CUBA-DALECO", which is located at the sea coast.
Address: vill. Primorskoe, Kiliyskiy district of the Odessa region is 12 km of Vilkovo.
Walking distance to the sea takes 10-15 minutes.
Contacts: +38 (050) 391-06-78, +38 (066) 731-08-50.
5. Vilkovo - a city on the water
Visiting Vilkovo, you will plunge into the atmosphere of a unique nature of the Danube Delta. Having gone on a boat to 0 km, where the Danube flows into the Black Sea, you will listen to the history of the city of Vilkovo, the history of the Old Believers' village, and discover the beauty of the river reserve. The tour includes lunch on one of the Danube Delta islands with a soup by the fishing lipovan recipe.
Office in Vilkovo: +38 (067) 483 52 07; +38 (04843) 3 15 82
Office in Odessa: +38 (067) 489 01 69; +38 (048) 777 12 05
Office in Odessa: +38 (048) 799 89 17; +38 (067) 981 65 69; +38 (095) 937 48 29; +38 (063) 890 86 69
Office in Vilkovo: +38 (048) 798 16 29; +38 (067) 287 99 94
6. Center of wine culture "Shabo"
Duration of the tour with tasting is about 2.5 hours, guests are accompanied by highly professional guides. Tour programmes are interesting and varied. Everything breathes history here, everything inspires with modernity. Connoisseurs of fine drinks, visiting beautiful old objects - a bicentennial Royal, Sherry, Two-story cellars, underground wine storages, etc. have an opportunity to get acquainted with the history of wine and the identity of terroir Shabo.
Address: Ukraine, 67770, Odessa region,
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district, vill. Shabo
str. Shveytsarska, 10
More information by phone. +38 (048) 7000-210.
We wish you a pleasant stay in Danubian Bessarabia!