At the recently held Austrian Wine Challenge (AWC) 2017, that reportedly sets “the benchmark for the renowned wine tasting competitions in the world,” Fanagoria Estate Winery received 4 gold and 4 silver medals (our result in 2016 was 3 gold and 3 silver medals).
Fanagoria’s Saperavi 2015 has for the first time in the history of Russian winemaking been awarded a platinum medal at the globally famous Decanter tasting contest in London. The wine got 95 points out of 100.
Fanagoria Estate Winery has become the first participant of the Self-Regulatory Organization “Winemakers’ Union” to be granted licences for the products with protected geographical indication and protected appellation of origin.
In February 2017 the estate wine "Fanagoria" has released a new wine with a geographical indication of the grapes "Pinot Grigio" in the premium range of dry vintage wines – Cru Lermont Pinot Grigio harvest in 2015
In 2016, Fanagoria Estate Winery has processed 36,045 tons of grapes, a record volume for the property. Out of this figure, 34,818 tons were harvested by Fanagoria viticulturists; the rest was taken from local farmers.
The International Tasting Competition “Russian Union of Viticulturists and Winemakers’ Cup – 2016” was traditionally held in Abrau Durso as part of the agenda of the annual All-Russia Winemaking Summit.