Meet our new team member, Krassi!

Krassimira Kodukova

We are happy to announce that Krassimira Kodukova has joined our small team as a Wine Tourism Specialist!

Krassimira is a trained winemaker with a Master’s degree in “Technology of fermenting products – wine and dairy products” from the University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv and a Master’s degree in “Vinegrowing and Winemaking” from the University of Agriculture. Krassimira is fluent in French, English and Bulgarian. After briefly working as a sales manager for enological products, Krassimira joined the then young team of Villa Yustina in 2010 and spent the next 9 years building wine tourism at Villa Yustina Winery and also in the region. Working as an oeno-guide, Krassimira was responsible for growing wine tourism. Today, Villa Yustina has become a thriving wine tourist destination, the must-visit winery in the region and a best-practice wine tourism example for other wineries to follow. Krassimira has been a true champion of wine tourism in the Plovdiv region and we are so lucky that Krassimira will now be working with us full-time as a wine tour specialist. Expect to see her leading wine tours and sharing her deep knowledge and passion for Bulgarian wines with our future guests.

Welcome Krassimira!