Russian Wine as a National Treasure: Shaping a New Cultural Code

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
passage in zone G, VinoGrad conference hall

Russia has the potential to become a leading wine-producing nation, thanks to a unique combination of factors. These include significant interest in the industry from both the government and private investors, advantageous geographic locations in the southern regions, and expanding viticulture to new, less traditional areas. Additionally, Russia boasts rich traditions in winemaking, exemplified by the historic successes of Prince Lev Golitsyn’s wines and a winemaking history spanning over 300 years.
However, further development of the industry requires revisiting certain legislative restrictions, improving wine consumption culture, and ultimately recognizing wine as part of the nation’s cultural code and heritage.
The session will address a range of questions:
● Are the current support and protection measures for Russian winemaking sufficient?
● How can its attractiveness be increased for consumers in domestic and global markets?
● How urgent are changes to the legislation on wine advertising?
● How can the prestige of the winemaker profession be enhanced?
● Can the best practices in winemaking be scaled to other areas of agriculture?

Dmitry Kiselev, Chairman of the Board, Association «Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia»

Ilya Voloshin, Owner and Chief Winemaker, Cock t'est Belle
Julia Dyakova, First Deputy Director for Science, "Kurchatov Institute" National Research Center
Anatoly Korneev, Co-founder, Vice President, Simple Group
Kirill Levin, Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Alexey Plotnikov, Executive Director of the Association of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia
Boris Titov, Owner, Abrau-Durso Group