Top Wine Tasting Destinations In Bulgaria

One of the top destinations for wine tasting in Bulgaria is the Starosel Villa famous for its sheer land of grape vines. It also holds the wine reserves for some of the most famous Bulgarian stars down below in cool atmosphere of its catacombs. It is also where the wine tasting happens. The whole tour starts from the distilation room where large canisters process the grapes and turn them into a fine liquid that is afterwards consumed in a cool environment. The tasting usually starts with a very pleasant white wine taste and moves to Rose and then a heavy Red wine that lets you indulge in the sweet taste of fine grapes processed for your pleasure. It is an extraordinary villa in itself. It has a cool outdoor pool with sunbeds and is a 4 star hotel that is almost always prebooked and full before the summer period. It is an all year-round destination but if you visit it during the summer it will be good to visit the Starosel monasteries that spread across the top hills of the plateau and reveal a marvelous view of the valley.

Another top destination for wine lovers in Bulgaria is Melnik. It is the smallest town in Bulgaria but it’s far from uninteresting. There are lots of monastery ruins nearby, as well as the famous Melnik Wine produce where you can enjoy beautiful wines for a small fee. The range again is similar to Starosel, it starts from an easy white wine it goes to rose and then finishes off with a heavy red wine that leaves a lasting taste in your mouth. The Melnik wines are specific due to the fact that most of them are hand made, at least the ones I tried where terrific and you can feel the personal touch in each one of them. Based on a timeless tradition of wine making that has been passed down to families who live in the village, it has created an authentic taste and has definitely entered my top 2 list of best wines I have ever tasted, probably only latter to a winery I visited in Tuscany, Italy in the small village of San Gimigniano. Boy, was that godlike… Anyway, best way to get to Melnik is rent-a-car but there are regular buses serving the village as well.


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