Brut force: the winery in the middle of a war zone
In 1991, Ukraine’s declaration of independence from the former Soviet Union created a bright future and new opportunity for Ukrainian artisans and entrepreneurs. Artwinery’s fine sparkling wines quickly rose to the top, making Artwine the leading brand of sparkling wine in Ukraine and one of the finest wines in the world today. At the heart of that success is a deep commitment to Ukraine’s 2,500-year-old wine-making heritage and to Méthode Traditionnelle.
It is our pleasure and privilege to introduce Artwine to America. Russia’s assault on the peaceful nation of Ukraine has strengthened Western unity and forged a permanent bond between Americans and their Ukrainian compatriots. Know that when you raise a toast with Artwine, you also celebrate a bright and prosperous future for the people of Ukraine. That future starts now. With Artwine.
Our mission is to support Ukraine’s No. 1 producer of fine, sparkling wines by making Artwine the most recognized and sought-after Ukrainian brand in the world. Artwinery is dedicated to crafting sparkling wines that are the best examples of quality, taste, and tradition.
For the duration of the Russian invasion, Artwinery has maintained operations by overcoming endless obstacles and standing strong in the face of danger. When you uncork a bottle of Artwine, not only will you experience one of the world’s finest sparkling wines, but your purchase will support Artwinery’s employees, vendors, and families.
We are truly inspired by and thankful for the worldwide support for Ukraine, and we look forward to a peaceful, joyful future. Please join us in a toast to courage, resilience, independence … and all that is good in life. With Artwine.
ARTWINE 36 Ruby Brut Sparkling '2013
Artwine 36 Ruby Brut is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (24%), and Saperavi (11%) grapes from the 2013 harvest at Artwinery’s own Crimean vineyards. When Russians invaded Crimea in 2014, they occupied these vineyards. Artwinery’s legal efforts against Russia to retain rights over their land failed.
To commemorate and celebrate Artwinery’s trading relationship with Saperavi USA in 2021, Artwinery sent its last 1,200 bottles of Artwine 36 Ruby Brut to America. Its unique taste won the hearts of wine aficionados, and Portland Wine Week featured Artwine 36 Ruby Brut paired with local oysters.
The remaining 500 bottles in the U.S. are the last of their kind in the world.