Discover Ukraine

Explore Ukraine via wine, uncovering novel regions, unique terroirs, local grape varieties, captivating tales, and historical narratives with our exceptional wines.

Ukraine wine regions map

Explore Ukrainian wine regions

Main Wine Regions

6 wine regions have been officially approved in Ukraine. This is an outdated norm in our legislation, which has been in effect since Soviet times and does not correspond to today’s realities. The Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine is actively working to expand the winemaking area to most of Ukraine.

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Learn about Ukrainian grape varieties

Our Grape Varieties

Most of the vineyards in Ukraine are planted with international grape varieties. The most popular white varieties are Aligote, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Traminer. The most common red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Saperavi. Some Ukrainian wineries successfully grow and produce wines from Tempranillo, Timorasso, Albarino, Pinotage, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, etc...

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Learn about our history

History of Ukrainian Winemaking

Winemaking in Ukraine has been historically predetermined: our country has advantageous geographical location, and its climate favors grape growing. Not surprisingly, during the Soviet era Ukraine was the main wine producer. The origins of winemaking in our country date back to the 4th century BC (in Crimea), going 2 800 years back in the present-day Odesa Region. 

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