Wine epoch started in the Crimea with arrival of the Greeks. To get more information about the history of the Crimean wine-making it's nice to visit the Chersonese museum.
Nowadays it is credibly known that wine-making in the Chersonese appeared in the first half of the 4th century BC. The climate of Greece was much softer than the Crimean one. And the local winds were also unexpected for the Greeks. We can suppose that they hybridized the Greek kinds of grapes with the Crimean ones, more cold-resistant. Vineyards were probably created on terraces protected from the winds.
Names of the wines made in the Chersonese are unknown. There were raisin wine, aged wine, yellow (aged white) wine, and honey one. Young wine was cheaper than the aged one that was mainly exported.
The wines of the Chersonese were known and valued in Europe and Asia, amphoras with this wine were found in Greece. For the state of the Chersonese wine-making was the main source of profit.