Wine tasting

Wine Tasting in Melnik will take you to Bulgaria’s smallest town of Melnik – a unique combination of almost sub-tropical landscape and 18th-century architecture nestled in the very southwest of Bulgaria.

With only 230 inhabitants, Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria, located near Bansko, and a must do destination for all wine lovers.

Melnik and the region are famous for the sort of vine “Melnishka loza” that can grow only here which gives the local wine a unique taste. The city is hidden in a small valley surrounded by stunning sand towers also known as pyramids. You’ll be fascinated by the unique Revival architecture of the town. The old Melnik houses are impressive with their construction. The most popular of them is Kordopоulovs’ House – the most prominent residential building on the Balkan Peninsula during the Revival Period, housing extraordinary mural paintings and an enormous wine cellar.

The town is one of the most famous regions producing red wine.  Winston Churchill valued Melnik wines and insisted on having them in his wine collection.

Enjoy a wine tasting and visit the old Brestovitsa winery situated in the Wine Capital of Bulgaria, south-west of Plovdiv, 17 km away from the city. The winery was built in the late 30`s of the last century designed by French engineers. It is a classic example of a French above-ground cellar with a total capacity of 4,000,000 litres. You can choose among red, white and rose wines to go with any food or appetiser.

A pleasant 3-hour walk will take you to the cellars and the houses to discover Bulgaria from the inside and taste local products.

If you come to Macedonia with us, you can visit the temple of the Macedonian wine Popova Kula Winery. A full taste spectrum of high-quality wines gives the opportunity to have a different wine tasting every time you are here. With the help of professionals, you can choose wines for your wine tasting session.

Typical wine tasting includes five different types of wine with the adequate cheese, prosciutto and sweets, while gastronomic wine tasting contains five different types of wine with the proper meal.

Here you have the unique possibility to taste wine produced from typical Macedonian varieties of grape, such as Stanushina, Temjanika, Zilavka, Prokupec and Vranec.


This and many more you can experience if you join one of our tailor-made tours!