For this company, which has an export-oriented vector and, due to the wines it produces, is a landmark of the region, the award works in two projections: trade marketing, which attracts the world’s importers and buyers, as well as wine tourism, directing external and internal tourist flows to the winery. Beykush is a small family winery on a picturesque cape near Ochakov (southern Ukraine, between Odessa and Nikolaev).
The winery’s founder is Eugene Shneideris. Sales are made through exacting restaurants and retailers. The first vines were planted in 2010. The vineyard area is 11 hectares, production is growing, and a new winemaking workshop was recently built. The range of varieties: Albariño, Pinotage, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Saperavi, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rkatsiteli and the local variety Telti Kuruk, as well as Timorasso, which yields excellent results in this area. During the presentation, a video was shown about Beykush Winery and Timorasso variety; it was created by Marina Revkova, holder of a silver certificate from ASI, the title “Best Sommelier of Ukraine in 2020”.
Beykush Winery is of particular interest for advanced wine and gastronomic tourists, because due to the small-scale production and creative approaches of the owners of Beykush Winery, the line of wines is constantly replenished with experimental samples. Red wines are always sophisticated in terms of aroma, with perfect balance of alcohol and acidity. Excellent aging results. At the current stage, Beykush succeeds in creating some of the most elegant wines among small wineries in Ukraine. These wines gain the highest awards at international competitions, and Jancis Robinson awarded 15.5 points to Beykush Timorasso 2018, and 16.5 points to Beykush Kara Kermen 2016. Incidentally, at this year’s Wine & Spirits Ukraine competition, Riesling Reserve by Beykush was elected as the “Best Wine”.
It should be emphasized that Beykush winemakers are not only working on quality of their wines, but also restoring the history of the area, promoting the Black Sea region as a region worthy of attention on the part of the world’s wine tourism operators. For example, the wine Kara Kermen, created using the appassimento technology, is named after the mythical fortress Kara Kermen, which was allegedly located on the site of modern Ochakov.
Photo: Arsen Fedosenko