Hovrenko Wine Factory
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Gillou G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
You will taste 7 wines, 2 cognacs, and one alcool like jaegermeister. They also prepared some food like crackers and cheese. The wines were ok, the red better than the white, in my opinion. It gives you a good idea of what to buy or order in restaurants. But you can not purchase wine there. This is the major issue with this. The lady guiding the tasting was really knowledgeable. She spoke English very well.
Written 31 March 2024
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trakin69
Las Vegas, NV100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I did a wine tasting here and I wasn't impressed. The wine tasting costs USD 20 and includes 10 tastings. Five of the tastings are dry wine while the other five are some type of sweet cognac that wasn't drinkable. There's also a small museum about the winery but all captions are in Russian. Instead, do a wine tasting at the Bagizagan Winery in Samarkand which I highly recommend.
Written 4 May 2023
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sjr
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
An enjoyable 30 minutes or so tasting 10 wines/cognacs with an English speaking sommelier. I just turned up and was able to join a tour group arriving 20 minutes later. We didn't have a tour of the museum but I'm not sure if this would have happened if the tour group hadn't been very late! It would have been nice to have more background on the wine industry and the winery. The tasting felt a bit rushed but again that may have been due to the late start. The cost was 100,000 som.
Written 24 October 2019
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Nick W
Wamuran, Australia156 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
80% of wines made in Uzbekistan are sweet and the tasting involved two dry wines which were barely passable and then the sweet wines and fortified varieties. While the venue was good and the staff were good, the wines were disappointing and mostly not worth the taste. Sure if you like sweetness then go. Cost was around US$20 and not worth it.
Written 11 September 2019
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micdug101
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Tripadvisor location wrong. Entrance is a anonymous door pictured below. Small museum and tasting costs about 50k Som per person.
Written 22 June 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was appalled that they would not conduct the wine tasting despite the fact I made an appointment. A larger group came so I was basically booted. Didn’t offer a later time or anything (which still wouldn’t be right)...Obviously not a respectable establishment
Written 29 March 2019
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Marakanda Travel
Tashkent, Uzbekistan12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
we have been organizing visits to this factory for many years. great local wine tasting experience. best wine museum in Uzbekistan.
Written 23 November 2018
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Ann M
London, UK214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This was such an enjoyable experience! A very nice lady interpreter picked us up from our hotel (and later returned us there). Her English was extremely good and she translated for us, line by line throughout the proceedings. Also she was a very nice, friendly person, with a sense of fun, which added to our enjoyment of the event. We were shown around the small museum and told about the history of wine-making in the region.
Then we sat down at a long table, each with 10 glasses on front of us, plus water and crackers. 7 of the glasses were wine (1 white and 6 red) and 3 cognac.
With each one, we were told about the wine, the grapes and parts of the grape used, where the grapes originated from, when the were harvested and how long the wine was fermented for. Some of the wines were sweet dessert wines & I guess that we all had our favourites. I had never heard that Uzbekistan made wine, so I was very curious to know what the range was and what it was like. The atmosphere was relaxed and good fun (not stuffy!) and the expert who gave the talk was entertaining. (Again, our interpreter translated all the nuances and jokes, as they were delivered, so we felt very much a part of things.)
When we booked this, our receipt informed us of a 'no sports wear, no trainers' dress code which was a bit worrying as we were on holiday a had limited luggage capacity - we thought 'Surely, they don't expect my husband to wear a suit?!' But we were fine with me wearing a dress & sandalls and my husband wearing decent shorts & short-sleeved shirt & sandalls. (Just in case anyone else is concerned that their holiday wear will not meet expectations.....!)
We did take a couple of bottles of wine home with us, to surprise our friends, as I doubt that any of them has had the chance to try Uzbek wine before!....so if you are thinking of partaking in this experience, it's maybe a good idea to pop a few sheets of bubble wrap into your luggage!
Written 25 September 2018
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ayalael
Hanoi, Vietnam240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Located in a building on the left to 'samarkand restaurant'. There's small sign, but you can recognize it by the turquoise colored walls. Inside there's a small museum of wine production (all signs in Russian, but Google translate helped... Local wine tasting, the owner is really nice and funny guy. Wines are good, varied from light white wine to brandy /cognac.
Written 9 September 2018
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gregsf11
San Francisco, CA831 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
For some inexplicable reason, Viator charges $37 for this "tour." Other reviews say you'll pay half that if you book through your hotel. That's still a tidy profit for the hotel. Here's what I did instead. I just went.

I had lunch in Restaurant Samarkand which shares the same ownership as the Hovrenko Wine Factory. And I asked them, "Don't you have wine tasting here too?" They pointed the way, a couple doors away. A guy was on his cigarette break outside, but he opened the place.

The 2014 LP guide says it's 16,000 Som (about $2 for 10 tasting varieties). If memory serves correctly, the guy told me it's 50,000 now. Well now... now we're talking almost European and American prices for wine tasting. A little pricey for Uzbekistan, don't you think? I bought a nice bottle directly from a restaurant for that much, knowing that I was overpaying.

Still, if I liked what was on offer, I would have gone for it. But it didn't really strike my fancy, so I just chose to look around the small museum. That's free.

Incidentally, the restaurant is highly recommended.
Written 18 June 2018
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