The Caucasus is a cradle of viticulture
with a winemaking tradition that goes back thousands of years.

The presence of the Greeks more than 2500 years ago contributed to the development of winemaking in this region.

While studying at the College of Oenology at Changins, Switzerland, Renaud heard from a lecturer about the vineyards on the Russian Black Sea coast and their excellent climate and conditions for winegrowing.
After Renaud and Marina Burnier had decided they wished to establish a winery on the Black Sea coast, they spent three years travelling the length and breadth of the Krasnodar region searching for an ideal location. Climate and soil were analysed in depth before the ideal site was found.


September 1999

First exploratory trip to the region.


Seven trips spent searching for an exceptional terroir.


Company established at Natuchajevskaya, in the Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Burnier Merlot 2011


    Gorgeous golden-red color, dense caramelized cherry nose with notes of vanilla. The body i would describe as... cold bar of dark chocolate flowing in oak barrel! taste starts soft and becomes cheerful at the end leaving long peppy dark fruit on your tongue. It's hard to find Russian premium wine above 20$ in regular supermarket and this one was ... Read More

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