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From May 12 to 13, the largest event of the enotourism industry in Russia took place at Abrau-Durso — the First Wine Tourism Forum. The event was organized by the Abrau-Durso Tourism Center supported by the Global Wine Tourism Organization (GWTO) and the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy. For the first time, more than 400 experts — representatives of wineries, tour operators, authorities and other market actors — met at one venue to discuss current problems and strategies for the development of wine tourism.
The Abrau-Durso Group, a leader on the sparkling wines market, summed up its financial results of 2022. The Group achieved high results and demonstrated the record-breaking numbers of sales, revenue and net profit.
Vedernikov Winery presents a novelty — a unique collection of seven pet-nats in a style reflecting the energy and freedom of the Don steppes. The collection includes fresh and original pet-nats from autochthonous grape varieties - Krasnostop Zolotovsky, Golubka and Platovsky, and from international varieties - Riesling, Aligoté, Pinot Noir. Last year, the winery produced the first pet-nat from the 100% autochthonous Tsimlyansky Black variety, and this year's new edition completes the collection.
Abrau-Durso Group added a new highly-demanded product to its non-alcoholic range — Abrau Indian Tonic. This classic tonic with fresh citrus notes and distinctive bitterness is worth tasting both in cocktails and as is.
Abrau-Durso proudly presents a creative collaboration within the Abrau Art Collection annual project co-authored with the famous artist, sculptor and public figure - Aidan Salakhova. In 2023, the dialogue between the art of Russia and Azerbaijan in the design of the Imperial Vintage Brut sparkling wine symbolizes the appearance on the map of the Abrau-Durso Group of a foreign asset - the Az Abrau winery in Azerbaijan.
Abrau-Durso Russian wine house proudly presents a new wine in the collection of monosort sparkling wines - Brut d'Or Riesling. Gastronomic wine made from 100% white Riesling grapes will be a great opening of the New Year holidays. Modern and multifaceted, it demonstrates all the brightness of the Riesling variety grown in the Abrau-Durso terroir - the "king in the world of white wines".
On October 31, 2022, the results of the Russian expert rating of domestic wines Top100Wines were announced in Moscow as part of the Wine Assembly. The victory in the Winery of the Year nomination was a triumph for the company, and for two years in a row, Abrau-Durso wines have been recognized as the best sparkling Russian wines. Vedernikov Winery, which is part of the Abrau-Durso Group of Companies, also demonstrated outstanding achievements - red wine Krasnostop Zolotovsky came second in the rating.
One of the leading rating agencies "Expert RA" has upgraded the credit rating of Abrau-Durso PJSC to ruА+ with a stable outlook. The rating upgrade was influenced by the continued positive dynamics of the company's financial results, the availability of its own raw materials, resistance to macroeconomic fluctuations, as well as improved diversification of the debt portfolio.
On September 5, at the Eastern Economic Forum, Tourism.RF Corporation JSC and Abrau-Durso PJSC signed a corporate agreement and launched the investment project, Abrau-Durso Tourism Cluster, in Krasnodar Krai. The project will include the integrated development of Abrau-Durso and nearby areas that will lead to an increase in tourist flow to 1 million people by 2029.
For the first time, Abrau-Durso Group presents a drink in a new format - Abrau Light in eco-friendly pack in aluminum can of 250 ml. The novelty meets the demand for a fast pace of life and provides convenience and comfort of consumption.
Abrau-Durso Group is expanding its range of non-alcoholic products and is introducing a new brand, Abrau Vinonade, a collection of six carbonated soft drinks of various flavors based on grape juice.
The interest in autochthonous grape varieties is one of the trends in the world winemaking of the last decade. Today, Vedernikov Winery, the flagship in the development of native Russian grape varieties, presents another unique native variety - Pukhlyakovsky, based on which an original white wine was created.
For the first time, the well-known winery of the Don Valley, which is part of Abrau-Durso Group, presents pet-nat and refers to a segment that symbolizes the atmosphere of youth, lightness and freedom from the conventions of the "big" wine culture.
A new branded wine boutique of Abrau-Durso Wine Atelier with a wide collection of wines, strong alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks has opened in the historical center of Moscow - on the Old Arbat Street.
Abrau-Durso expands its presence in the strong drinks category and presents a new product - 7 Herbs Gin created using local herbal ingredients. In Russia, the market of strong alcoholic beverages shows stable growth. One of the market drivers is the gin category, which demonstrated a record increase in sales in 2021.
Abrau-Durso Group, the leading Russian wine producer, has become the leader in sparkling wine export in 2021. During the year, the company delivered a record volume of products to 28 countries - 1.4 million liters or 1.8 million bottles.
For the 12 months of 2021, a record-breaking 45.9 million bottles were sold, which is 11.8% higher than last year, where own production amounted to 44.6 million bottles of alcoholic and non-alcoholic products (12% more than in 2020). Based on management reporting, the income of the Abrau-Durso Group in 2021 increased by 15% and amounted to 10.15 billion rubles (8.72 billion rubles in 2020, according to IFRS), EBITDA - 2.90 billion rubles (2.1 billion rubles in 2020, IFRS), net profit — 1.3 billion rubles (1.1 billion rubles in 2020, IFRS), net profit margin was 13%. Last year, revenue, net profit and sales were the highest in the company's history.
The Russian Wine House has expanded its collection of Brut d'Or classic monosort sparkling wines with a new sample - Brut d'Or Rose. The debut sparkling wine - white brut, Brut d'Or Blanc de Blancs, made from Chardonnay grapes - appeared in 2015, and in 2020 – the elegant white brut, Brut d'Or Blanc de Noirs, made from Pinot Noir grapes. The new pink sparkling wine Brut d'Or Rose demonstrates the versatility of the Pinot Noir variety in Abrau-Durso and complements the exquisite composition of the Brut d'Or collection.
The Abrau-Durso Group presents a novelty in the cider category - dry cider made from 100% natural apple juice using traditional French technology. The unique taste of southern apples from Krasnodar Krai became a source of inspiration for Abrau-Durso winemakers when creating the cider.
Russian Wine House Abrau-Durso launches a new limited collection, co-authored with the renowned sculptor Igor Shelkovsky. The representative of one of the most distinguished generations of Russian artists created a unique sculptural art object for the Abrau-Durso sparkling wine featuring the perfectly recognizable artistic style.
Abrau-Durso Group is entering a new market — the skincare products market — with Abrau Cosmetics brand. The company has launched its first limited edition skincare products based on valuable natural ingredients, mainly grapeseed oil and resveratrol derived from grapes grown at Abrau-Durso vineyards. The new skincare products are packed in innovative biodegradable packaging produced by Finland-based Sulapac.
Abrau-Durso Group represented by its subsidiary AzAbrau LLC won the privatization tender for the purchase of Sheki Sharab wine factory in the Shaki District of Azerbaijan with a capacity of 2.6 million bottles per year. Abrau-Durso will invest more than EUR 2,334,000 in the development of the enterprise in accordance with its investment program approved by the tender commission.
Russian Wine House Abrau-Durso proudly presents its collection of Abrau Durso Reserve tank method sparkling wines. To create this range, only the cuvée is used — the first pressing juice of selected grapes harvested at the Abrau-Durso vineyards. An essential advantage of Abrau Durso Reserve is its longer aging period of at least ninety days. These wines are notable for their lightness, freshness, vivid bouquet and set a new quality standard for the entire category.