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Wines of Ukraine at ProWein 2024: new gains, new perspectives

15.02.2024, b2b Автор: Victoria Makarova

On March 10-12, Dusseldorf (Germany) will once again host the biggest international wine and spirits expo, ProWein 2024, gathering producers, buyers, importers, experts, media and influencers from around the world. Ukrainian winemakers will participate in this event under the Wines of Ukraine brand with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. Drinks+ Media Group, the project’s international infopartner, will keep you updated.

Wines of Ukraine is a relatively new brand, created on the initiative and active participation of the Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine. Its full-fledged debut at ProWein last year was extremely successful: the Ukrainian stand attracted the attention of many experts, journalists and importers. 

“During the three days of the exhibition, we had many useful and interesting contacts, conducted hundreds of blitz tastings and business negotiations. A certain percentage of these contacts have already been converted into existing and prospective export contracts,” comments Svitlana Tsybak, co-founder of Wines of Ukraine, head of the Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine and CEO of Beykush Winery. 

Expanding the geography of exports, winning awards from international and national tasting competitions, the development of new wine regions, new wineries that have appeared despite the challenges of the full-scale invasion of Russia, which has been terrorizing Ukraine for two years, are incredible achievements and a sign of talent and hard work, as well as an indomitable Ukrainian character. 

Below are some figures and facts that illustrate the current state and dynamics of the development of Ukrainian winemaking*. 

✔️Currently, 160 wineries are officially registered in Ukraine, of which 40 are craft wineries with a production capacity of up to 100,000 liters per year. 

✔️Total area of vineyards: 30.2 thousand hectares (excluding temporarily occupied territories, since there is no reliable data on the condition of vineyards on these lands). 

✔The Black Sea and Zakarpattia regions are the most typical for viticulture and winemaking. In recent years however winemaking has been actively developing in the western, central and northern regions. At present, vineyards and wineries can be found around Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Chernihiv etc. 

✔️More than 200 varieties of grapes are grown in Ukraine. The most significant local and indigenous varieties are Telti-Kuruk, Sukholimansky White, Citronny of Magarach, Kokur, Odessa Black, Ekim Kara, Magarach Bastardo. Ukrainian winegrowers and winemakers work with a large number of international and European varieties, including the PIWI varieties producing high-quality, elegant and interesting wines — Souvignier Gris, Solaris, Muscaris, Johanniter etc.

✔️Only in 2023, Ukrainian wines won 150 awards from prestigious international tasting competitions, including the first Ukrainian platinum medal from the Decanter Worldwide Awards for Muscat Ottonel Limited Edition 2016 by SHABO winery.

✔️The total export volume of Ukrainian wines in 2023 is $9 million. Last year, Wines of Ukraine beneficiaries exported and contracted wines worth $229,190. Due to the fact that several large producers have recently joined Wines of Ukraine, this number will increase significantly in 2024. 

✔️Key importer countries for Ukrainian wines in 2022-2023 are Estonia, Great Britain, USA, Sweden, Norway, Japan. 

*data provided by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, 2022-2023. 

“Ukrainian winemakers, officially, have not been exporting their products to the terrorist country of russia since 2014. The loss of the significant export gave impetus to more active cooperation with the European, British, American and Asian markets, and we consider these changes positive. Last year alone, the Wines of Ukraine team organized successful trade missions to 12 countries and held more than 30 tastings for experts, importers and media representatives. This year, we plan to expand the geography and number of such events. We are very grateful to our partners, the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine, for their support in promoting Ukrainian winemaking on international markets and expanding the export of our wines,” Serhiy Klimov, co-founder of Wines of Ukraine, comments on the situation.

The following wineries and spirit producers will be presented at the Wines of Ukraine stand at ProWein 2024: 

Beykush Winery (Mykolaiv region) 

Big Wines (Kyiv region) 

Biologist Craft Winery (Kyiv region) 

Bolgrad / Alcoline LLC (Odesa region) 

Chateau Chizay (Zakarpattia) 

Cikera / Medovyi Spas LLC (Kyiv region) 

Grande Vallee / Vintrest LLC (Odesa region) 

Honey Badger (Kyiv region) 

Kolonist / Veles LLC (Odesa region) 

Koblevo (Mykolaiv region) 

My Wine by Eduard Gorodetsky / Tiras winery LLC (Odesa region) 

46 Parallel Wine Group (Odesa region) 

SHABO Family Winery (Odesa region) 

Stoic Ukrainian Winery (Kherson region / Odesa region) 

Shosh Winery (Zakarpattia) 

Villa Tinta / Vinhol Oksamitnoe LLC (Odesa region).

The promising and successful Odesos Winery from Odesa will also present their wines at the expo. 

For more info about the participants please check their profiles at the Wines of Ukraine website

Welcome to visit the Wines of Ukraine stand at ProWein 2024 and taste wines and spirits from the best producers of Ukraine!

When: March 10-12, 2024. 

Where: Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Wines of Ukraine stand: 13Н52. 

The Wines of Ukraine team and the participants of the Ukrainian national stand are ready for communication and collaboration. Tasting and business appointments can be arranged in advance. 

✉️ For appointments and interviews please contact the team at: 



The Association of Craft Winemakers of Ukraine was established in 2021. Its tasks are the coordination and development of the Ukrainian wine industry, increasing the competitiveness of Ukrainian wines at the international markets, and promoting the Wines of Ukraine brand. During the war, the Association also invests a lot of effort in the restoration of destroyed wineries and demining of vineyards in the territories liberated from russian occupation. Currently, the Association includes 72 wineries.

The USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine supports Ukrainian business in order to increase competitiveness in the domestic market of Ukraine and in international markets, helps in building a comprehensive and transparent business climate, also providing Ukrainian companies with opportunities to expand international trade. Wines of Ukraine have been cooperating with the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine since 2023. This grant-based collaboration is aimed to support Ukrainian winemaking, small and medium-sized enterprises of the wine and spirit industry, both in Ukraine and at the international markets. 

The participation of Wines of Ukraine in ProWein 2024 international expo supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine will give a new push to the export of Ukrainian wines, increase the international recognition of Ukrainian winemaking and consolidate the status of Ukraine as a wine-producing country.