What to expect
Bulgaria has a strong and millennia-long wine tradition. At the same time, Bulgaria is still an emerging wine region and you won’t find many Bulgarian wines outside of its borders. A wine tasting in an urban wine tasting room is a great way to discover Bulgarian wines and buy a bottle of two of wine to bring back home. Enjoy a selection of five (5) Bulgarian wines over the course of two (2) hours accompanied by appetizes, water and fun conversation. What’s interesting about this tasting is the special emphasis on indigenous varieties from Bulgaria such as Ruen, Broad-leaved Melnik and Sandanski Misket as well as the special attention to showcasing wines from boutique wineries. The tasting is accompanied by appetizers and water. The tasting is led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine bar owner and wine specialist. At the end of your tasting, you should have more knowledge about the history of Bulgarian, the major regions, the most promising trends and the important local varieties. More importantly, you should leave with a belly full of good wine and a mind full of fun memories.
- Tasting of 5 boutique wines at centrally-located wine tasting room/shop
- Tasting is led by knowledgeable owner of tasting room/wine shop
- Appetizers and Mineral Water
- VAT & Local Taxes
- Mandatory Insolvency Insurance from Armeec Insurance
- Meals & Beverages not mentioned in the tour description
- Alcoholic beverages not mentioned in the tour description
- Travel and medical insurance
- Wine purchases & Extras
Where to meet
- At centrally-located wine tasting room/shop. Location will be shared with you after booking.
- Bring your camera along to capture special moments
- Bring some local currency (BGN) for purchases just in case the venue does not accept card payment
- The minimum number of people per tour is 2. The maximum number of people per tour is 8.
- Food allergies or dietary requirements can be accommodated if advised before the tasting. Please advise at time of booking.
Bulgaria grows both international and native grapes. Interestingly, there are more international grapes planted in Bulgaria than local grapes for historical reasons. The ratio of international to local is roughly 70% to 30% with the plantations of local grapes increasing in recent years.
The most popular and widely planted international grapes are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat Ottonel.
The most significant local grapes are Dimyat, Red Misket, Broad-Leaved Melnik Vine, Early Melnik Grape (Melnik 55), Mavrud, Rubin, Ruen, Bouquet, Pamid, Tamianka and Gamza,
- Up to 30 days before the tasting = 70% refund
- Up to 14 days before the tasting = 50% refund
- Less than 14 days before the tasting= no refund
- Changing the tasting date is possible (according to availability)
- No shows are fully chargeable with no refund
- In the unlikely event that Bulgaria Wine Tours is forced to cancel a tasting, you will receive a full refund.
- Please see our general booking terms and conditions for more information