Novorossiysk is a city in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia. It is the country’s main port on the Black Sea and one of the few cities honored with the Hero City title. Having a humid subtropical climate, Novorossiysk is not a resort town unlike Anapa to the north of it and Gelendzhik to the south. There are several urban settlements under the jurisdiction of Novorossiysk. The most famous is Abrau-Dyurso, which consists of a small town on the shore of Lake Abrau and a village on the coast of the Black Sea, connected by a winding mountain road.
The area of Novorossiysk is one of Russia’s main wine-growing regions. The winery of Abrau-Dyurso, established by Tsar Alexander III in 1870, produce table and sparkling wines for domestic consumption.