In addition to the advantageous geographical location in the favorable climatic zone (due to the temperate continental climate), the most important factors determining the choice of the grape varieties and the place of the vines planting are the microclimate and the soil. The composition and the structure of the soils of the region, where the grapes grow, have the significant impact on the quality of the future wine.
From this point of view, the north-west of the Krasnodar Territory with its soil and climatic conditions is one of the most favorable places in Russia for growing grapes. It was here, in 2004, that the OLYMP winery was founded. Today it is one of the largest participants in the Russian wine market.