What a great excursion! A friend and I booked this tour on a lark, but it was certainly one of the highlights in the Odessa region and worth every kopek. Roman was early, very professional yet extremely friendly and an excellent driver. He was also overflowing with information on Odessa and its surroundings, and has a superior command of English. If you are considering any trips outside of Odessa proper, I highly recommend seeing if Roman is available. If I would have had more time, I would have gone on all the trips he offers!
The wine tour was very interesting, the grounds are very beautiful, and the guide (also a co-owner), Kristina, was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. I went on a previous tour to one of the best-known wineries in the region, and while it was also a great experience, I have to say the quality of the wines at Tairov blew the other winery out of the water! I don't normally enjoy white wines, but their Chardonnay (called White) was exceptional! Even more surprising was their sherry, which was better than any I had while visiting their birthplace of Jerez! Not a single wine was simply okay, even if I wasn't ordinarily partial to the style. Especially if you are a white wine aficionado, you must visit, and make sure you have plenty of room in your luggage so you can stock up on their superb yet very affordable (for now!) offerings.
Here's wishing that Tairov gets the acclaim it deserves! It does Ukraine proud!