WINE PROTECTED BY THE “SLEEPING BEAUTY”
Azerbaijan’s wine industry dates back to the second millennium BC. Winegrowing in Azerbaijan was stopped by the Soviet Union prohibition law in 1985, but from 2012 onwards, the quality and production quantity of Azerbaijani wine have steadily been increasing. The foothills of the Great Caucasus mountainrange has unique climate conditions, especially in the valley of Savalan.
This can be tried and tested in the Savalan Winery, where wine is produced under the guidance of highly qualified Italian engineers. The winery is located in one of Azerbaijan’s most popular tourist regions, Gabala.
The name of their wine comes from the place where the grapes are harvested – the most beautiful place in the Gabala region, the Savalan plains. There is also a legendary mountain, a magnificent natural monument, which protects the area from wind, nicknamed by the people as the “sleeping beauty”.
Today, Savalan is a large winery with its own plant where the most advanced technologies are used to create unique wines. Although quality is ensured by the latest equipment from an Italian company, Savalan stays true to Azerbaijani heritage, housing a small museum room, where you can get closer to the history of this wine growing family.