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Wine Tasting Events in Bulgaria for Tourists to Look Forward in 2020

Bulgaria cannot be defeated when it comes to a veritable vino. Thus, for a moment, forget Spain, Italy, and France. This Balkan nation is among the countries with the oldest wine making history in the world,  dating back to the Thracian times.

The country takes pride in its five official wine regions, each region with its very own grape varieties and microclimates. Moreover, although the wine culture of Bulgaria is unfamiliar to many, this country undoubtedly deserves your attention.

Wine lovers and enthusiasts will surely love Bulgaria at first sight, especially its many wine tasting events. If you’re planning on visiting this country and experience different wine festivals, then lucky you!

Below are some of the exciting wine tasting events in Bulgaria that you can’t miss.

International Exhibition of Vine-Growing and Vine-Producing

This event, also known as Vinaria, is an international trade fair for making wine and will take place in Plovdiv this February 19 to 23, 2020. Vinaria brings all the representatives from the wine making and wine-growing sector.

It is a platform to launch brand new technologies and innovations and a center for information sharing. Aside from the exhibition, there are many business meetings, presentations, seminars, and conferences, as well.

The International Exhibition of Vine-growing and Vine-producing is a great opportunity to gain insight into the market and to deepen direct contact with customers and business partners.

Vinaria is considered the most distinguished and esteemed exhibition of the wine industry in Eastern Europe. The event is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, and the National Vine and Wine Chamber.

There will be approximately 133 exhibitors from 11 countries and about 45,000 visitors from Europe and Bulgaria.

Wine And Food Festival Varna

In the wine and food festival, food producers, wine importers, and wine cellars will showcase their offerings for the best pleasure of the visitors who want to discover their products. The aim of the exhibition is to attract locals and present the best wines in Bulgaria to the international market, not only the expensive wine, but also their baked goods, sausages, cheeses, and meats.

You will need to pay an entrance fee of $2.79 or 5 BGN to taste at least 300 wines. For the street food zone, you also need to pay the same price. The festival will be held in Varna from April 10 to 12, 2020.

Wine And Gourmet Festival Plovdiv

This festival aims to promote the wine and culinary scene in Bulgaria, which brings together about 20 wine producers to present their wines to the public. The event will run from May 9 and 10, 2020. Moreover, food stands feature appetizers and dishes from Bulgarian chefs. Here, you can enjoy all the wine with tasty foods that are affordable . In the two days of the event, visitors will be educated with the wine and food culture of Bulgaria, as well as the history of Plovdiv.

Wine Fest Burgas

Burgas will host the wine fest for the seventh time. In the heat of the summer, you’ll be able to refresh yourself during the wine fest . The festival features 30 wineries that will introduce at least 350 wines for the visitors to taste.

Wine Fest Burgas 2020 will take place from July 24 to 26, and will bring the wine lovers, connoisseurs, and professionals together.  Another thing, the locals will have the chance to taste many different products from abroad.


The list of wine tasting events in Bulgaria doesn’t end here. In fact, for the whole year of 2020, there are about 21 events that visitors can enjoy. During the events, different wineries offer wine tastings to the public, local or international wines.

Take note that for some events, you may need to book ahead. It is essential, particularly if the event is very popular and well-known. Aside from these wine festivals, perhaps you can head to the wine museums to learn more about Bulgarian wine history.

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Scarlett Wells is a content writer and copywriter who focuses on sales pages, ghost blogging, and social media campaigns. She is helping companies build a strategy and marketing message that creates sales. When not working,  Scarlett goes sailing with her husband.