The world of wine is vast and diverse, and it is a constant pleasure to discover new brands and flavors. One such discovery that has taken the American wine market by storm is Villa Tinta, a family-owned winery located in Ukraine’s valley of Lake Ialpug. Villa Tinta’s commitment to quality and innovation has earned them numerous accolades, including the 2 Gold Medal Award at the America Awards 2023 for their products Villa Tinta Odessa Black and Villa Tinta Sukholimanskiy.

Founded in 1998 by Valery Tintulov, one of Ukraine’s most reputable winemakers, Villa Tinta is now run by Valery’s wife Tetyana and their children Kostiantyn and Yuriy. The winery is located on the site where Count Davidov’s chateau was once situated, adding to the historical charm of the estate. Villa Tinta is a member of the Association of Vinegrowers and Winemakers “The Danube Bessarabia” and is part of “The Route of Wine and Taste of Ukrainian Bessarabia.”

The winery produces three brands of wine: Villa Tinta, Tintarella, and Tinta. Villa Tinta offers dry ordinary wines made from local and European grape varieties. Tintarella produces sparkling wines using the Charmat-Martinotti method, while Tinta produces semi-sweet blended wines.

What sets Villa Tinta apart is their commitment to using only the highest quality grapes, grown in their 550 hectares of vineyards, and processed in their state-of-the-art facilities. The winery also processes grapes grown on the 600 hectares of its partners’ vineyards. The unique terroir of the valley of Lake Ialpug, with its protected geographical name, finds expression in wines from European grape varieties, as well as local ones, such as Odessa Black and Sukholimansky. The quality of the wines is regularly confirmed at professional competitions.

In addition to their commitment to quality, Villa Tinta also offers a unique wine-tasting experience for its visitors. The winery welcomes guests in groups of 5 to 50 people, and the tasting is called “vertical” because it starts on the roof, where visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the vineyards. The tour then takes guests through the production process, before ending in the wine cellar, where visitors can taste wines from different vintages.

Villa Tinta’s commitment to excellence and their unique wine-tasting experience has made them a rising star in Ukraine’s wine industry. Their success has now reached the American wine market, where they have earned the prestigious Gold Medal Award at the America Awards 2023. If you are a distributor or importer looking for new and exciting wines to offer your customers, Villa Tinta is definitely a brand to watch out for. Check out their website at to learn more about their products and their commitment to quality.