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Melnik by Rumyana Produced by Villa Melnik now available at NakedWines.com
Melnik by Rumyana Red Wine Produced by Villa Melnik NOW AVAILABLE To Order From NakedWines.com

We are delighted to announce that our wine, Melnik by Rumyana produced by Villa Melnik, is now available to order online in the USA.   Last year, Rumyana and the team at Villa Melnik won NakedWines’s Winemakers Fantasy Contest with our dream to bring Melnik Wines to the rest of the world! We spent an entire year developing a unique blend especially for NakedWines.com. We shipped it to the USA, crossing fingers that you will love it as much as we do!   Our wine “Melnik by Rumyana” is now available to order online and ship to most US States! Just visit: https://us.nakedwines.com/products/rumi-melnik-melnik-2015 to...

The Book of Family Business in Bulgaria 2017

The Book of Family Business in Bulgaria 2017 We, the Zikatanov Family, are honored to be featured in the first edition of The Book of Family Business in Bulgaria 2017. The book is compiled by EY Bulgaria (Ernst & Young) in partnership with FBN Bulgaria – The Family Business Network. The book tells the stories of the families behind some of Bulgaria’s top family-owned companies. Guided by the power of family values, these firms have created excellent products and impeccable organization of people, resources, and processes. The book aims to share lessons and best practices from these successful family businesses, as family...

Bulgaria’s finest Red: AplauZ Mavrud by Bennett’s Bottle, CITYA.M.

We are thrilled to be featured on CityA.M (London) Bennett’s Bottle. Read the article where Neil Bennett names Villa Melnik AplauZ Mavrud Reserve 2013 “The finest red you can get from Bulgaria”. Villa Melnik Wines are currently available in the UK via www.theoldcellar.com AplauZ Mavrud Reserve is 100% Mavrud from Villa Melnik’s own vineyards near Vinogradi, Melnik Region. The wine is aged 18 months in new Bulgarian oak barrels. In the Melnik Region, Villa Melnik is the only producer of Mavrud, a grape typical of the Assenovgrad and Plovdiv Region.   [caption id="attachment_20183" align="alignright" width="300"] Villa Melnik Bergule Mavrud by Andrey Andreev Photography[/caption] We also...

Villa Melnik with Photo Exhibition “Melnik & Tuscany” During Sofia Breathes 2017

Villa Melnik will participate in the urban culture festival Sofia Breathes 2017 for the second year in a row. The two-day event will take place on August 26th-27th in front of the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. You will find our booth in the Relax Zone! During Sofia Breathes, you will have the chance to try Villa Melnik's Orange Wine, voted Bulgaria's Number 1 Special Wine according to DiVino.bg! Our wines from the series Aplauz, Bergule, and Family Tradition will also be available for sale. For those of you looking to escape the August heat, we will prepare our delicious and refreshing homemade...

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Join Harvest at Villa Melnik Winery

You want to join the harvest season at a Bulgarian winery? You want to get a taste of what it's like to pick the ripe grapes that go into making your favorite wine? You want to immerse yourself in the authentic Melnik winemaking and vinegrowing experience by participating in the most important stage of wine production together with your friends and family? Or you want to go grape picking as part of your corporate teambuilding event in the Struma River Valley? At Villa Melnik Winery,  we are happy to receive all harvest volunteers and grape picking enthusiasts! The harvest season for us...

Andrey Andreev’s Blog

Andrey, Maria, and little Anna Andreevi are a family of travel bloggers, photographers, and adventurers! They visited us in May and wrote this lovely article in English, illustrated by stunning photography! Read the full article here and don't forget to subscribe for their blog! [caption id="attachment_20071" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Maria and Anna Andreevi with the Zikatanovi Family. Photograph by Andrey Andreev[/caption]  ...

Bacchus Wine Day

In May, Bacchus Magazine and Wine Cellar Villa Melnik organized a special Wineday for the lovers of wine and gourmet culture! The Zikatanovi family personally welcomed the readers of the magazine and it's staff. Nikola and Luybka Zikatanovi took the guests for a walk through the vineyards and gave a lesson in vinegrowing. Then they talked about the winemaking traditions of the Melnik region and toured the modern gravity-flow winery. Militza held the wine tasting of wines from local grapes. She opened a very special wine: our Aplauz Melnik 55 2010 - the winery's first vintage!   The day ended with a delicious...

Hillary Zio about Villa Melnik

The popular US sommelier, blogger, and author of the bestseller "The Unfiltered Guide to Working in Wine", Hillary Zio,  visited Villa Melnik in April! In her words, Villa Melnik was up there among her favorite wineries and she still can't get the orange wine out of her mind. Read her blog post here. Hillary visited us as part of a ten-person delegation of wine industry professionals from the USA. The trip around the wineries of the Melnik Region was organized by Fine European Wines, a project to promote Bulgarian wines in the States. Read more about the tour and the project here....

Gold for Bergule, Silver for Orange Wine

Villa Melnik received two new medals from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 - the United Nations of Wine. GOLD MEDAL for Bergulé Cuvée 2012 and SILVER MEDAL for Orange Wine 2016! These prestigious international awards come only about a month after these wines have received great recognition on the Bulgarian market as well: Bergulé Cuvée won "Best Buy" for best price-to-quality ration, and Orange Wine became "Bulgaria's №1 Special Wine" according to DiVino.bg!   This is not our first medal from Concours Mondial Du Bruxelles. Last year AplauZ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 won GOLD as well. You will find Bergulé Cuvée and Orange Wine in the specialized stores and the good restaurants in...

A Wine Lover’s Guide To Bulgaria by Culture Trip

Culture Trip, a travel website dedicated to "local inspirations from around the world" has published their Wine Lover's Guide To Bulgaria. Villa Melnik and the Pocket Map of the Melnik Wine Routes are featured in the article, which you can read here! The Culrute Trip has chosen Villa Melnik Winery as a Local Favorite 2016! Thank you for this great recognition! [caption id="attachment_20016" align="alignnone" width="301"] Villa Melnik is a local favorite! Voted by The Culture Trip![/caption]  ...

AplauZ Merlot 2013 Wins Silver at MUNDUS VINI Spring 2017

Villa Melnik AplauZ Merlot 2013 won a SILVER MEDAL at MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2017. The wine is made from carefully double hand-selected grapes. Aged 18 months in Bulgarian oak barrels. The wine has a deep, ruby color. The nose is of dried red fruit, prunes, spices, chocolate. In previous vintages, Villa Melnik AplauZ Merlot 2012 became one of Bulgaria’s  TOP 15 wines for 2015 according to DiVino.bg and also won a Silver Medal at the Balkans International Wine Competition 2016. ...

Orange is #1 SPECIAL WINE, Bergule Cuvee gets BEST BUY

DiVino.bg announced its annual wine awards. Villa Melnik won three prestigious recognitions: Orange Wine 2016 is BULGARIA’s #1 SPECIAL WINE (ranked best among all orange, sparkling, dessert, and specialty wines) and one of Bulgaria’s TOP 20 wines (this highest ranked white whine in the ranking). Aplauz Shiroka Melnik Reserve 2013 is ranked #30 of Bulgaria’s TOP 50 wines for 2016. Bergulé Cuvee 2012 is BEST BUY, as one of the five wines with best price-to-quality ratio on the market. Read the entire ranking here.  ...

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