If we only had to use one word to describe Bulgaria, it would be the word „magic“.Bulgaria is a destination that captivates every tourist with its magnificent nature, centuries-old traditions and rich history. Bulgaria is a country with thousands of years of history and a cultural heritage that embraces ancient civilizations. Visitors will find much to interest them in the country’s history, culture, ethnography, wine and cuisine, religion, architecture and the arts.
Bulgaria is one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world. Historical and archaeological research proves the belief that some of the oldest grape vines were first cultivated and produced in the territory of present-day Bulgaria. Evidence can be traced back to the Thracians 6000 years ago.
The Mesta Valley
Destination "The Mesta Valley" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian Southwest Viticultural Region.Destination "The Mesta Valley" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian Southwest Viticultural Region.
Melnik Wine Routes
Melnik is a region producing wines with protected designation of origin, part of the Bulgarian Southwest Viticultural Region and part of "The Struma Valley" Destination for wine and culinary tourism.The town of Melnik is present in all world encyclopedias of wine as Bulgaria’s top wine destination. Enjoy the beautiful Melnik landscapes, taste delicious local foods in charming family-owned tavernas, and stroll through the town’s picturesque streets. Visit the Kordopulov House, the Roman Bridge, the monument to the hero Yane Sandanski, the Melnik Wine Museum, the Melnik History Museum, and...
The Struma Valley
Destination "The Struma Valley" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian Southwest Viticultural Region.This Bulgarian region in the southwestern corner of the country has an arid, Mediterranean climate quite distinct from other Bulgarian wine-growing areas. It’s the warmest wine-growing area of the country. The growing season is from early April to early November, and the mean temperature in July is 25°. Red varieties dominate here, and the most widely planted variety is the unique Bulgarian...
Plovdiv Wine Routes
Plovdiv is a region producing wines with protected designation of origin, part of the Bulgarian West Thracian Valley Viticultural Region and part of "Western Thrace" Destination for wine and culinary tourism.Plovdiv is located in the heart of the Thracian Valley and is surrounded by wineries. The wine region is famous for its red wine production and is home to the famous local grape – Mavrud. Experience a city tour of Plovdiv with wine tasting at local wineries, discover Plovdiv's history and the area's winemaking traditions.
Destination "Western Thrace" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian West Thracian Valley Viticultural Region.A large wine-growing region drained by the Maritsa River, the Thracian Valley is home to the spicy red Mavrud grape. Most of Bulgaria’s well-known wineries are located in the Western Thrace and especially around Plovdiv. The soils of this region are highly varied, but cinnamon soils are predominant. These are reddish colored (due to high iron content), calcareous and sandy clays that...
Destination "Eastern Thrace" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian East Thracian Valley Viticultural Region.Eastern Thrace is one of the most developed and flourishing wine-producing regions in Bulgaria. The area around Sliven, Yambol, Karnobat, Stara Zagora, and Nova Zagora has a huge variety of soil, climate and natural conditions that are favorable for white and red varieties. Planted grape varieties are mostly red - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rubin, Mavrud. The wineries also achieved...
Destination "Rhodopes" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian East Thracian Valley Viticultural Region.One of the most favorable vine growing areas in Bulgaria. The numerous Thracian sanctuaries and artifacts are evidence of production and homage to wine since ancient times. The climate of the area is transitive-Mediterranean. The relief of the area has a well-defined low-ridge and valley structure. The area is ecologically clean, and favourable soils and climate are integral for the fame...
Destination "Sakar" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian Sakar, Thracian Lowland, Viticultural Region.Within the large Thracian Lowlands PGI lies the Sakar region. This is a warm, Mediterranean influenced area located just 70 km from the Aegean particularly suited to red varieties such as Merlot and Syrah. Wonderful white wines are also made here, such as the fragrant Tamianka, Viognier, and Chardonnay, which impress with complexity. For many years the area was a border area with...
Destination "The Rose Valley" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Bulgarian Sub-Balkan Viticultural Region, Rose Valley.The Rose Valley is located in the center of the country immediately south of the Balkan. It’s surrounded by mountains, so it’s protected from extreme temperatures. This region is especially known for the cultivation of roses. The famous Bulgarian Rosa Damascena is considered to be the best in the world. The Rose Valley produces 85% of the world’s supply of rose oil. The valley is mostly...
Southern Black Sea Coast
Destination "Southern Black Sea Coast" for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the East Bulgarian Viticultural Region, South Black Sea Coast.One of the most favorable areas where juicy white and smooth red wines are produced.The autumn here is warm and long, which is very favorable to accumulating enough sugars to produce fine white semi-dry wines. The varieties of Muscat Ottonel, Dimiat, Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc are grown, which here produces excellent quality grapes. In this region are produced some...
Dobrudja and Northern Black Sea Coast
Destination „Dobrudja and Northern Black Sea Coast“ for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the East Bulgarian Viticultural Region, North Black Sea Coast.Dobrudja and the Northern Black Sea Coast is the kingdom of white wines. The region benefits from a mild climate influenced by the Black Sea. The climate is characterized by warm summers and mild winters, which is ideal for growing several varieties of white wine such as Chardonnay, Dimiat, Riesling, Muscat Ottonel, Traminer, Aligoté. The Dimiat grape, popular in this wine-growing region,...
Destination “Old Capitals” for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the North Bulgarian Viticultural Region, Dunabian Plain.This is a historical region home to Roman, and early Byzantine ruins, Pliska - the capital of the First Bugarian Empire, and Tarnovo Pliska - the capital of the Second Bugarian Empire. Here the traditions of viticulture and winemaking are highly respected and some of the best winemakers in the country produce in this region. The area around Shumen, Preslav, Targovishte and Madara is known...
Destination "Moesia” for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the North Bulgarian Viticultural Region, Dunabian Plain.A dry sunny region, it has a temperate continental climate. Annual rainfall is about 600mm. The area produces excellent dry white wines, naturally sparkling wines using traditional technology, high-quality red wines with rich, fruity flavors. The region’s signature variety is the spicy Gamza, although most red varieties do well. The Rubin variety originated here. Here the traditions...
Destination "Zlatia” for wine and culinary tourism is a part of the Northwest Bulgarian Viticultural Region.The Northwestern Bulgarian region spans the area between the Danube river and the Stara Planina (Balkan) mountain range from North to South. High quality and wide range of wines are produced here – sparkling wine, orange wine and of course, whites and reds. The reds are made from the local Gamza as well as from the noble Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. Chardonnay, Riesling,...
Sofia Wine Experiences
Bulgaria’s capital Sofia offers many wine related experiences: themed events, restaurants and bars, education.Bulgaria’s vibrant and magnificent capital Sofia will amaze every visitor with plenty of authentic and affordable experiences. Sofia offers an abundance of historical and cultural sights, various events - festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and many places to enjoy a glass of world-class wine and heartwarming food.