ONCE THE MOST NORTHERN VINEYARDS OF EUROPE HAVE BEEN LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF RIVER ABAVA. THE ABAVA RIVER VALLEY REGION IS A PART OF THE ANCIENT KURZEME, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAMOUS FOR ITS SKILFUL WINEMAKERS. TODAY THE THIS REGION IN THE WORLD OF WINE IS REPRESENTED BY THE NEW-SCHOOL WINEMAKERS – BARKĀNI FAMILY, WHO HAVE NAMED THEIR WINERY “ABAVAS” IN THE NAME OF THE FERTILE ABAVA VALLEY.
Inspiration and wish to create a vineyard and winery in Latvia came to Mārtiņš and Liene while visiting wineries of the Old Europe. In 2010 they began their dream journey by planting a vineyard and founding a winery near Sabile. After several years of operation the Abavas winery was successfully opened in the former food manufacturing premises in Slampe, near the riverhead of Abava.
During the ten years on the market, the team of Abavas founders was joined by Krasovski and Gadzjus families, who believe in and wish to develop this beautiful and strong brand in the same way as Barkāni family do.
STORY OF ABAVAS DRAGONFLY
Northerners believe that human is inseparable from nature. Barkāni family chose a dragonfly as a symbol of their winery. There are more than 50 species on dragonflies in Abava valley.
The dragonfly symbolizes and unifies everything that comes from earth, water and air – a symbiosis of fruits of nature of Abava valley, human creativity and craftsmanship. Abavas winery allows the winemakers to bring joy to others and to experience the joy of creation themselves – from new ideas to harvest, working with loyal customers, holding presentations to sellers, sommeliers and juries during international competitions. The great team and perseverance leads to yearly increase of volumes of produced beverages, which allows the Abavas to proudly call itself the biggest winery in Latvia.
Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress.
Working together is a success.
Abavas winery has received numerous awards at various