Crimean winemaking dates back more than 2,000 years, with the first wineries built by the Greeks in ancient Chersonesus. Nowadays, there are several major wineries, such as the Massandra, the Novy Svet sparkling wine factory, the Inkerman premium wine factory, and others.
The unique nature, history and culture of the Crimean Peninsula make it a unique tourist destination, not only in summer, but all year round. There are over 11,500 historical, cultural and architectural sights in Crimea. It is the venue for more than 100 diverse festivals, and medical and health tourism is developing on the peninsula.