We have been lucky enough to get a mention in National Geographic Traveller: The Luxury Collection – an annually published bookazine.

Here is the excerpt about Bulgaria from the feature on Wine Travel. The excerpt is entitled Best For: Wine & Beach Black Sea Coast Bulgaria. Click on the picture below to download the article.

This Balkan nation is one of the world’s oldest winemaking countries, with five wine regions dating back to the Iron Age. Today, the Bulgarian Riviera draws party revellers, who let loose on the golden sands of Sunny Beach, and nudists set on liberating their bodies at Irakli. But less-explored are the region’s vineyards. Long hot summers and mild autumns provide the ideal conditions for white grapes to fl ourish into award-winning local wines like Varnenski Misket.

Book a private, bespoke tour setting from Golden Sands, near Varna (known as Odessus in Roman times) and explore the wineries inland at Varna Winery, Salla Estate and the Queen’s Wine House in Balchik.

Then retire to the Black Sea beaches. With 250 miles of coast to choose from, you’re sure to find a stretch of sand that caters to your needs — and a drop of white to keep you from getting parched. 

TRY: Watch the late summer sun melt into the Black Sea, reclining on stilted decks a few metres from the shore on the secluded Bendida Beach at the Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort.

DETAILS: Private tours for couples from €700 (£587), including airport transfers, stays in four-and five-star hotels, winery visits and tastings, selected meals and a private tour leader. www.bulgariawinetours.com

National Geographic Traveler