Bulgarian wines

Bulgaria, although far behind in the ranking of the most famous or prestigious wine producers, certainly ranks among the most prolific and has one of the longest histories of viticulture and winemaking - 

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Epic 2015
Black Sea region, Bulgaria
Traminer
BGN 17.90
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Рубин Гран Резерва 2012
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Rubin
BGN 115.00
BGN 92.00
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Сингъл Барел Гран Резерва 2013
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Rubin
BGN 99.00
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Колорито Совиньон Блан и Шардоне, 0.375 мл 2018
Black Sea region, Bulgaria
Sauvignon Blanc
BGN 6.90
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Колорито Виноние Марсан Русан 2018
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Viognier
BGN 20.10
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AplauZ Вионие Сюр Ли 2018
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Viognier
BGN 17.90
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Aplauz Сандански Мискет 2019
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Sandanski Misket
BGN 17.90
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Драгомир Розе Сарва 2019
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 17.90
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Видинска Гъмза Бял Етикет 2018
Danubian Plain, Bulgaria
Gamza
BGN 19.90
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Керацуда Orange 2019
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Керацуда
BGN 15.90
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Шардоне No Oak 2019
Black Sea region, Bulgaria
Chardonnay
BGN 23.90
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5VE Cира, Каберне Фран, Каберне Совиньон, Шато К ... 2016
Rose Valley, Bulgaria
Syrah
BGN 34.00
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Драгомир Бял Бленд Сарва 2019
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 17.90
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Орбелия Виа Аристотелис Розе 2019
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 14.00
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Загрей Хенд Мейд Розе Акация 2018
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Mavrud
BGN 17.60
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Загрей Хенд Мейд Памид 2018 2018
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Pamid
BGN 17.60
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Мидалидаре Каберне Совиньон & Мерло & Малбек & П ... 2016
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Malbec
BGN 73.00
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Вила Юстина Специална Резерва 2016
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 38.50
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Ямантиеви Совиньон блан 2020
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Sauvignon Blanc
BGN 12.50
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Ямантиеви Пино Ноар 2018
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Pinot Noir
BGN 12.50
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Aлегрия Мерло, Шато Копса 2018
Rose Valley, Bulgaria
Merlot
BGN 21.90
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Syrah and Mavrud Private Collection Zagreus 2016
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Syrah
BGN 18.90
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Рубин Мавруд 9 месеца дъб Бендида 2018
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Rubin
BGN 26.90
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Братанов Мерло Прайвит Ризърв 2015
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Merlot
BGN 42.00
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Incanto Black в луксозна кутия 2017
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 36.90
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Нерагора Дафне Брут 2015
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 42.00
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Нерагора Каберне Совиньон и Мавруд 2013
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Blend
BGN 29.00
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Братанов Тамянка Шишманово Винярдс 2019
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Tamianka
BGN 21.00
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Pet Nat Skin Contact Red Misket Georgiev/Milkov
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Red Miscet
BGN 20.90
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Red Misket Why not Georgiev/Milkov 2020
Thracian valley, Bulgaria
Red Miscet
BGN 19.90
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Kera Tamara Chardonnay 2017
Bulgaria
Chardonnay Бавна равномерна алкохолна ферментация при температурана фер...
BGN 17.90
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Santa Sarah Syrah Bin 40 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Black Sea region, Bulgaria
Syrah
BGN 29.90
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Santa Sarah Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Black Sea region, Bulgaria
Sauvignon Blanc
BGN 23.90
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Vermentino Rusalii 2020
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Vermentino
BGN 13.90
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Розе от Евмолпия Царев Брод 2019
Danubian Plain, Bulgaria
Евмолпия
BGN 15.90
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Розе Ексцентрик Меди Вали 2020
Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Merlot
BGN 12.90

over 4000 years, proven by the found ancient wine vessels  (the rythons) and historical information from the time of the Thracians. During the communist regime, the state became the world's third largest wine producer, exporting mainly to Russia and Western European countries, particularly Britain. This is also the time of active planting of the French varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and abandonment of endemic species. After the fall of the regime, the deteriorating quality and the reduction of production gradually led to the loss of these positions and markets. Today, however, there is a growing interest in this industry and an increasing number of promising young pioneers in winemaking, seeking to return to quality and looking to local varieties. Wine is invariably present in the life of the Bulgarian and is strongly woven into folk art and traditions. This is probably not accidental, given that these are the lands, the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine among the Thracians and Greeks, and later the Romans under the name Bacchus. Until recently, mainly known as a cheap supplier of low-quality wine of international varieties, today Bulgaria is gradually finding its identity as a modern nation for wine production, discovering new terroirs, grape varieties and styles.

What are the varieties and regions in Bulgaria?

The main vineyards are with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Muscat, and recently Sauvignon Blanc. These French varieties were brought to Bulgaria in the 60s of the last century in the midst of communist rule, due to their high productivity when there was a need to meet the quantitative demand of the markets. Nowadays, however, more and more attention is turned to traditional varieties such as Kadarka (Gamza), Mavrud and those of the Melnik family - Melnik 55, Shiroka Melnishka vine. 

There are two officially recognized sub-regions with PGI level (Protected Geographical Indication, equivalent to French IGP or Italian IGT) - the Danube Plain, including the Northeast Black Sea Region and the Thracian Lowland, including the Struma River Valley and the southern Black Sea region. In addition, there are 52 designations at the PDO level (AOP / DO / DOC), but only a small part of them are used in practice. These small regions usually protect endemic varieties, have a strong terroir expression and are yet to gain popularity and importance. Beside Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon there has been a significant increase in the plantings of Syrah vineyards in recent years, and some producers are even experimenting with the difficult variety of Pinot Noir. Indigenous varieties still represent an insignificant part of wine production, but within the past 5 to 10 years there has been a tendency to change. More and more young oenologists are working successfully with the red varieties Mavrud, Melnik, Gamza, Rubin (local cross between Nebbiolo and Syrah), and the whites - Dimyat and the local varieties of Muscat family, such as Tamyanka and others. 

How to choose a good Bulgarian wine?

Judging by the folklore that “the good wine is bitter”, it means that the traditional understanding of the Bulgarians for good wine is that with a thick ruby ​​red color, saturated tannins and high alcohol content. Taking into account the climatic characteristics of the country, it is clear that the main preferences would be given to wines produced in the Upper Thracian lowlands. Following the desire to satisfy this customer taste, most of the established wineries are positioned there and their vineyards are dominated by international varieties. However, there are also the suitable conditions for Mavrud and Rubin - varieties that deservedly receive more and more attention, both from foreign markets and locally. As a rule, small wineries with a focus have better terroir expression and come more and more into focus in front of wine connoisseurs. As for white wines, if we rely on folk art again, we will come to the only song about white wine - "oh you white wine, why are you not red." Leaving aside the joke, Bulgaria is actually traditionally a good winemaker of white wines, along with red ones, and here, of course, attention is focused on the Danube plain due to the cooler climate there. At Seewines, the main goal of our wine specialists is to find small, hidden gems, so you can confidently trust the selection and find both traditional quality wines and interesting representatives of the new times and trends towards more fruity and light terroir driven wines.