SHORT TOUR THRACIAN WINE PLOVDIV REGION
Brestovitsa – Ustina – Plovdiv
Departure at 11:00 a.m. for Brestovitsa village and visit Todoroff and Villa Vinifera wine cellars.
Brestovitsa village is located about 20 km South-west from Plovdiv and it is famous with its grapes and wine producing.
The Mavrud, Rubin and Pamid are local grape varieties that are indigenous to the Thracian Valley of Bulgaria. These are the grapes that makes the wine unique to the region.
Due to lack of exposure, many producers have actually started using the more common grape varieties because they sell better.
Viewing Winery Villa Vinifera – introduction to the different compartments of the winery, production methods and traditions in the wine industry. The wine tasting shall be kept by oenologist.
Getting to know the specifics of the different grape varieties, their characteristics and performance in wine tasting, a full description of the taste and flavor data.
In wine cellar Todoroff the wine tasting hall is for 65 guests and is located 8 meter below ground level. The hall has a unique interior design presenting artistic works by famous Bulgarian artists. TODOROFF wine cellar is the first boutique cellar in Bulgaria which paves the way for a new style in wine making. It features: production of small batches of high-quality red and white wines, strict technology control and preliminary quality analysis of the raw material. The cellar is specialized in production of high quality red wines of “Mavrud”, “Merlot” and “Cabernet Sauvignon” grape varieties in boutique series of limited quantity.
The wine cellar is the perfect place to spend unforgettable moments close to the nature in the company of the high class red wines.
In the unique atmosphere of the wine tasting hall and the cozy tavern you will discover:
Wine tasting with appropriate appetizers with Walk through the cellar and a lecture for the history of all types of wine, myths and legends, the technology of producing and storing wine.
The next stop of our tour is a relatively new winery Villa Yustina. The cellar was found in late 2006 with their own vineyard to make boutique wines. The village of Yustina was chosen for this project as wine making history dates back to ancient times here. They believe the foundation of making good wines is a good vineyard, which is continuously designed and expanded concurrently with their manufacturing area.
The terroir here is suitable for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Gris, Traminer, Aligote and Semillon grapes, while western edges of the vineyard are suitable for red varieties: Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Small quantities of very specialized wines are produced here. Stainless Steel tanks are used to ferment whole grapes, which are maintained around 12-15 degrees.
Wine highlight: Monogram. Matured in 100% Bulgarian oak barrels. here you find an interesting blend of local grapes Mavrud and Rubin, which has become synonymous to the brand. An award winning wine, the Monogram has a complex body with hints of Chocolate, berries and is generally very harmonious.
In the afternoon we will return back to Plovdiv. Relax at hotel. City tour of ancient town and central part of the town.
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, considered by many as the most beautiful Bulgarian town. Plovdiv is an eternal town. The foundations of the town on the 7 hills by the ancient Maritza River were laid some 8 000 years ago. Plovdiv is older than Rome, Athens and Constantinople and it is the sixth oldest and continuously inhabited city in the world. The culture in Bulgaria is influenced by the surrounding Eastern European nations with touches of Greek, Romania, Turkish.
Price from 40.00 EUR*
The price includes:
- transport with luxury car
- wine gustation (tasting of 3 types of wine)
The price doesn’t include:
- Lunch – extra charge 15.00 euro per person