The Volzhenka family fishery has been cultivating the finest caviar for more than half a century, honouring the age-old traditions of Caspian Sea’s rich caviar culture, where roe has been enjoyed for centuries. It all started in Astrakhan, an ancient city on the banks of the Volga River. Once a thriving Silk Road trading post and the capital of the Golden Horde, Astrakhan is steeped in a rich history, a place of world class natural beauty and abundance.
The name Volzhenka, a colloquialism used to describe the local women who once inhabited the banks of the Volga River, reflects our heritage and neatly encapsulates the female-centric nature of the company, which is largely helmed by women.
In 2007 Volzhenka brought decades of Astrakhan tradition and expertise directly to Europe. Today, our outposts in Italy and Greece replicate the conditions of our mother farm with natural spring water, only freshly caught food and no crossbreeding. Production is conducted under the strict supervision of leading experts from our first Caspian farm. And it’s our minimal-intervention approach that truly allows us to bring the wildest and most authentic taste of caviar to the world.