Wine is a journey for the man. Once it returns him back into the past, telling him its time of creation- from the moment of vineyards birth, its slow and quiet maturation process, of the people’s cares, which grow and pick them. Sometimes even very close to us, the wine brings and reveals us, on the other hand, unknown places.
Since hoary antiquity, wine was sacred drink, only available for a limited circle of people. We often hear the claim today that the wine takes on the mentality of the person, who produced it. Wine is not just consumption and enjoyment of it, it came with friends-old and new, and also the atmosphere of the place, where it is created. It “consumes” the emotion of everyone present, traditions, history, nature, and spirit of the place, where it is produced. Opening a bottle of wine awakens our senses- touching the bottle, the sound of the cork, the look to the filed glass of wine, bouquet of aromas, and the aftertaste. ..
On glass of wine we became friends. It brings us closer.
Thracians, known as one of the best winemakers and growers in antiquity, started the art’s beginning of making wine. The wine was for them not just a sacred drink, but also a way to be closer to the gods. One of the most revered gods of them was exactly the god of wine, whose Thracian name is Zagreus, Roman’s name- Bacchus, and Hellenistic- Dionysus. It is believed that many of the Bulgarian wine sorts like Gamza, Mavrud and Melnishka loza, probably come from Thracian times. During the reign of Khan Krum, was ordered to be eradicated all the vineyards, and was forbidden the wine consumption. With the adoption of Christianity in the IX century, wine-producing continues to evolve under the care of the monks, who even introduced new standards for it quality. During the Crusades, soldiers were enchanted with our wine. We cannot miss the facts, related to the popularity of our Melnik wine, wine- bags, sold in Europe be Greek traders. The memory of the manual supply of 500 liters of the same wine, commissioned personally by Sir Winston Churchill, is still alive. And we come to the present day, when drinking wine is health and that’s way is increasingly being talked about it; it becomes more modern, prestigious, and even a lifestyle. That’s way we invite you to our wine tours and tastings to delight together the superior quality, taste, and aroma of the Bulgarian red and white wines. We will show you specific Bulgarian grape sorts as: Mavrud, Gamza, Red muscadine, Pamid, Shiroka melnishka loza.
We will take you to tastings at some of the best wineries, where professional tasters will tell you about the sommelier’s secrets. They will show you what means standards such as: balance, length, depth, complexity, wine typicality, and why not how to keep bottle of wine at home, in restaurants, or in the cellar, how to serve wine or how to combine it with appropriate food, or conversely- how to combine food with appropriate wine. We will care for all that.