The famous Russian sparkling wine "Schampanskoje Krimskoje" was first produced in 1799 on the Crimean peninsula in only small quantities at that time for the Russian Tsarist court. To a large extent and in the appropriate quality, this was done by Count Leo Sergejewitsch Golizyn (died 1916), who in 1878 in Sudak was still his winery today Nowyj Swet founded and won a Grand Prix Cup with his product at the 1900 Paris World's Fair. This winery is still one of the most important producers of Crimean sparkling wine. Before Golizyn, Count Michail Semjonowitsch had among other things Vorontsov (1782-1856) experimented with sparkling wine production. Crime sparkling wine is mainly available in white Aligoté. Chardonnay. Pinot gris and Riesling, as well as red Cabernet Sauvignon. Matrasa. Merlot. Fetească Neagră and Saperavi,
In contrast to champagne there is no protected designation of origin for the Crimean sparkling wine, the grapes can also come from outside the Crimea. The largest production facilities are located in the cities of Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Sevastopol and Sudak. Around 50 million bottles are produced annually. A large part of it is traditionally relatively sweet. Well-known producers are Inkerman, Novyj Svet and Stolitschnyj with the brands Krimskoje, Krim, Zarskoje, Ukrainskoje and Fürst Alexej. Germany is an important customer.