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Wine Cellar Villa Melnik

Melnik Region, Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s smallest town is nestled into the slopes of the Pirin Mountains, and brimming with cultural sites including a medieval fortress, churches, waterfalls, natural hot springs and the Rozhen Monastery from the Middle Ages. The country’s winemaking heritage can be traced back thousands of years, to the Thracians, and a key part of its more recent vinous renaissance is Villa Melnik, a 30-hectare estate where a centuries-old history has been revived, its new gravity-based winery opening in 2013. Dug into the hillside, tastings here offer views out across valleys ripe for hiking and biking, or even paragliding, and two-hour tours are led by the family, who will happily personalize your experience.

Key Information

  • Opening times

    Mon – Sun: 09:00 – 18:00

  • Signature wine

    Aplauz Melnik 55 Reserve, Bergule Melnik

  • Wines produced

    Orange, Red, Rosé, White

  • Grape varieties

    Broad-leaved Melnik, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Keratsuda, Mavrud, Melnik 55, Melnik 1300 Jubilee, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Ruen, Sandanski misket, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier

  • Tasting options
  • Accommodation
  • Hidden gems

    Demonstrations of bush vine training and pruning and late harvest for naturally sweet wines, Music concert with camping, Traditional folklore celebrations

  • Time from airport

    1 hour 30 mins from Thessaloniki Airport (Greece), 2 hours from Sofia International Airport (Bulgaria)


Region Villa Melnik, Harsovo Village, Sandanski Municipality, 2819


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