For wine lovers, nothing beats a stay at a winery.

An escape to a winery offers an idyllic setting to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for wine. There’s just something about being in the place of production and learning the story behind the wine that makes the wine taste better.

A visit to Bulgaria’s wine regions is a great opportunity to discover indigenous grape varieties, experience warm hospitality and get a taste of local cuisine.

There are some true hidden winery gems located in the rolling hills of Bulgaria’s wine country that all offer warm hospitality, a mountainous backdrop and exceptional wine.

Here are 3 beautiful wine estates featuring accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to boutique style guesthouses located close to vineyards.

1. Chateau Copsa

Chateau Copsa

Exquisite wine and gastronomy is the strength of Chateau Copsa. This boutique hotel lies just outside the Thracian Valley in a small region famous for its rose valleys and Thracian tombs. The wines are prime examples of wine from the Valley of Roses. The area surrounding the winery offers plenty of activities. Take advantage of the proximity to Bulgaria’s Valley of Roses and visit the rose plantations. Or go hiking in the majestic Balkan mountain range nearby. Horse riding and even ATV riding can be arranged by the hotel. With only four boutique rooms and one suite, the hotel is small and intimate. The restaurant is nothing less than superb with a menu that appeals to wine and food lovers.

General Kartsov St., 34, Karlovo 

+359 882 645 452

www.copsa.bg

Vineyards at Chateau Copsa
Chateau Copsa Restaurant
Wine Rack

2. Villa Yustina

Villa Yustina

Tucked away in a scenic part of Bulgaria, the modern guesthouse of Villa Yustina Winery is a rare find. A charming guesthouse located in the village of Ustina not far from the Villa Yustina winery and the gorgeous vineyard park. Enjoy the quiet village life and drink wines from the wine cellar in the winery tasting room or in the comfort of the guesthouse. Take a leisurely stroll in the village and surrounding nature. Villa Yustina even has a goat farm. The guesthouse has three bedrooms, an equipped kitchen and a lovely garden perfect for BBQ evenings.

4228 Village of Ustina

+359 882 62 66 68

www.villayustina.com 

3. Kiossev Boutique Wine Cellar

Kiossev House

Enjoy the relaxing and warm ambiance in a family boutique wine cellar & guesthouse. This family winery is located in the quaint village of Ilindenci at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. The Kiossev family specializes in high-grade wines in boutique series of limited quantity. Each boutique series consists of between 300-3000 bottles. The wine cellar has a focus on the indigenous grape variety “Broad-Leaved Melnik”. Spend the night in the new guesthouse located on the family estate next to the wine cellar and the family home. Dine with the family in the charming dining room, and listen to the stories of their love for the land, the wines and the traditions in this wine region.

3, Aprilsko vastanie Str., 2833, Ilindentsi Village, Strumyani Municipality

+359 888 596 544

www.kiossev.com

Homemade Brandy
Kiossev Senior and Junior
Guesthouse Garden

Visit a rural winery for a long weekend, a short stay or even just for the day. You could even combine a few of these wine cellars in a tailored winery tour. Fancy staying at one the above wine cellars? Let us know which one, and we will tailor a tour for you, or choose one of our 3-day Grape Escapes here, and ask to stay at a vineyard.

Get in touch with us for more information on tailored tours and wine cellar visits.

Discover Bulgaria in the best way possible – through wine and food.