Wine production in the territory of modern Bulgaria predates the Ancient Thracians. The climate and soil create the perfect conditions for the cultivation of wine grape vines, and there are whole regions in the country covered in vineyards that stretch as far as the eyes can see. 

Since the time of the cult to the god of wine and festivities Dionysus, to this very day, wine has retained its cultural significance and the methods used for its production have been honed to perfection. Bulgaria is the birthplace of a number of wine grape varieties that are specific to this country, the most famous of which is Mavrud – native to the Thracian Plain.

Dive into the rich world of Bulgarian wine at top-of-the-line wineries known for their exquisite range of red and white wines, gourmet cuisine, flawless service and immersive atmosphere

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Wine production in the territory of modern Bulgaria predates the Ancient Thracians. The climate and soil create the perfect conditions for the cultivation of wine grape vines, and there are whole regions in the country covered in vineyards that stretch as far as the eyes can see. 

Since the time of the cult to the god of wine and festivities Dionysus, to this very day, wine has retained its cultural significance and the methods used for its production have been honed to perfection. Bulgaria is the birthplace of a number of wine grape varieties that are specific to this country, the most famous of which is Mavrud – native to the Thracian Plain.

Dive into the rich world of Bulgarian wine at top-of-the-line wineries known for their exquisite range of red and white wines, gourmet cuisine, flawless service and immersive atmosphere

 

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Trip summary

  • Departure Plovdiv
  • End Plovdiv
  • Countries
    • Bulgaria
  • City
    • Svilengrad
    • Mogilovo
    • Moskovetz
    • Plovdiv
  • Theme Meeting local people
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Plovdiv - Mezek - Svilengrad
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    The starting point of our tour is Plovdiv
    We’ll first head south for the village of Mezek – home to not one, but two premium wine cellars
    On the way there, we’ll stop by Villa Armira – an ancient Roman vacation estate. It is the most richly ornamented Roman private home discovered on the territory of Bulgaria. 

    From there continue towards the village of Mezek.

    On our way in, we’ll visit the Fortress of Mezek – a Medieval Byzantine stronghold built in the 11th century to be used as a border defense fort. Today it is the best-preserved fortress in Southern Bulgaria. 
    Next we’ll have time to see the Mezek Tomb. With a corridor over 20 meters in length, it is the longest Thracian tomb in Bulgaria and one of the most interesting tombs built in the Mycenaean style.
    Mezek is a historical and cultural center and a prolific wine-production area. After that, we’ll get to taste the famed wines produced in the area at the Mezek Winery, followed by another degustation at the Katarzyna Estate.

    Mezek Winery is a strong believer that the best wine is produced by small, family-owned wineries. Their delicious array of red and white wines is made from ecologically clean grapes grown in the area, and all production processes are done manually. They conduct degustations in their wine cellar, which includes a short presentation about the history of the area and its chief attractions.

    Our next degustation is at Katarzyna Estate – winner of over 300 national and international awards over the 12 years since its founding. Katarzyna has over 55 varieties of wine, each unique in taste. The winery’s impressive selection includes award-winning, limited reserves such as the Encore Syrah. All wine tastings are tailored to the degustators’ preferences. 

    Overnight in Svilengrad.

     

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  • 2
    Svilengrad - Mogilovo
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    The next day after breakfast, we’ll be heading towards the Edoardo Mirolio Wine Cellar.

    Located near Nova Zagora, the Mirolio Wine Cellar is like an oasis in the spacious landscape. The red and white wines produced in the winery have won numerous international and national awards. Special mention goes out to Mirolio’s sparkling wines, produced using a classical method.

    From there, we’ll head towards Midalidare Estate.

    Away from the bustling city, hidden in the mountains, Midalidare Estate exists in a realm of its own, where you can focus entirely on relaxing and enjoying your stay surrounded nature. With its authentic Bulgarian wine, produced in its very own wine cellar, Midalidare Complex is one of the best places in Bulgaria for wine tasting.

    Overnight at Midalidare Estate.

     

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  • 3
    Mogilovo - Moskovetz
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    On the third day, we’ll travel to Chateau Copsa – a gorgeous winery in the style of a Medieval castle. This area prides itself on its exquisite white wines.

    Each wine degustation option is carefully selected by one of Chateau Copsa’s experienced ennologists and represents the full range of traits that the wine grapes grown in the area possess. Visitors to this winery have the chance to try wine reserves that have long since run out on the market. 

    Chateau Copsa offers the chance to engage in a variety of outdoor activities nearby, such as riding on a retro phaeton and horse-riding. Fans of the extreme can ride up the 5-km-long Sky Lift or visit the Shamballa Adventure Park – the largest extreme park in Bulgaria.

    We’ll be spending the night in the complex. The rooms in Chateau Copsa are gorgeously designed and furnished. Each one is named after and inspired by a wine sort, and you’ll feel the spirit of these wines in every corner of the room.

     

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  • 4
    Plovdiv - end of tour
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Transfer to Plovdiv after breakfast. This concludes our wine tour.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • 1 overnight at a luxurious hotel in Svilengrad
    • 1 overnight at Midalidare Estate
    • 1 Overnight at Chateau Copsa
    • All breakfasts and dinners
    • The services of an experienced sommelier
    • Transfers along the route​
    Price does not include
    • Lunch
    • Single room: +15 €
    • Optional transfer from and to Sofia on request
    • Entrance fees
    • The wine tastings – each one is a tailor-made experience that will be put together based on your preferences
    • Anything not explicitly stated