The traditional institute (also Magaratsch) was founded by Count Michail Semjonowitsch Vorontsov (1782-1856) on the peninsula as early as 1828 Crimea near Yalta in the Ukraine founded. At that time, the company specialized in imitating classic wine styles. In the former USSR it developed into the most important wine-growing institute. Focus are new varieties and new vinification techniques such as that Pass fermentation, for which numerous patents have been registered. Around 20,000 wines from vintages dating back to 1850 are stored in the cellars of the institute (see also under Massandra ).
In the experimental vineyards with over 2,000 hectares there are around 3,000 varieties cultured. This means that this complex is part of the Domaine de Vassal Montpellier to the largest Rebherbaria in the world. Here was a new generation of grape varieties resistance developed against pests and diseases. Known new varieties are Antey Magarachsky. Avrora Magaracha. Bastardo Magarachsky. Citronny Magaracha. Nimrang Magaracha. Pervenets Magaracha. Podarok Magaracha. Riesling Magaracha. Rkatsiteli Magaracha and Rubinovy Magaracha,
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)