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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.  ...

Villa Melnik in WINE BEHIND THE LABEL, World’s Best Wine Guidebook

  Villa Melnik Winery is now featured in the 10th edition of Wine Behind the Label, the award-winning guide to the world’s leading wine producers and their wines! We are incredibly honored and proud to be part of this publication! It is a testimony of our team’s hard and consistent work through the years. We would like to express our gratitude to the authors Neville Blech and David Moore, who have independently and honestly assessed our wines. You can order the printed copy of the book or get the digital version via the official website  www.winebehindthelabel.org . Enjoy your reading journey through the...

Villa Melnik Orange Wine Ranked TOP 20 Bulgarian wine

Villa Melnik Orange Wine 2016 was ranked one of Bulgaria’s TOP 20 wines for 2016 according to the prestigious specialized wine and gourmet magazine DiVino. See the ranking here.  [caption id="attachment_19929" align="alignleft" width="414"] Villa Melnik Orange Wine 2016 from Sauvignon Blanc ranks in Top 20 Bulgarian Wines according to DiVino[/caption] ORANGE WINE is a white wine, made by the technology for red wines. We used 100% Sauvignon Banc, grown with great care in our own vineyards near Harsovo Village, Melnik Region. The wine fermented in contact with the grape skin and stayed on the fine lees for several weeks.   From the skin contact,...

Trifon Zarezan at Villa Melnik

Wine Cellar Villa Melnik invites you to join us for the celebration of St. Trifon Zarezan – guardian of vine growers and winemakers on 11.02.2017 (Saturday)! The celebration includes: • Pruning of the vines ritual – starts at 10:30 • Everybody is welcome to try their hand at pruning – our experienced vine growers will teach you how (we provide the shears) • Tours of the winery - learn more about the winemaking process and the history of wine in the Melnik region • Taste our newest wines and get special promotions on the day • Farmer’s market with local produce • Traditional folklore dancing and singing...

Sofia breathes… with Villa Melnik!

Villa Melnik is taking part in the Sofia Breathes festival for the first time. “Sofia Breathes” is a festival of city culture in Sofia that is taking place during the 4 Sundays of August. Each Sunday the event takes place on a different street and is divided in the following zones: art zone, kids’ zone, sports zone, bazaar and relax zone. We are welcoming you on the 21st and 28th of August in the relax zone. Enjoy a glass of refreshing sangria or take a bottle of our delicious wine. Take part in our photo challenge for the chance to win a...

July Morning – Vineyards Edition

Villa Melnik invites you to celebrate together the rising of the summer sun above the vineyards on July 1st! Where: the hill above the winery with gorgeous 360-degree panoramic view of the sunrise and the vineyards. Start: June 30th, whenever you arrive.. We will provide: • The Wine! • Space to put up your tents • Place to light a campfire • Bathroom and showers You must bring: • Your good mood! If you wish, also bring: • Your tents and/or sleeping bags • Warm clothes (might get chilly at night), summer clothes (will get hot in the day) • Guitars, accordions, harmonicas, bagpipes, drums - whatever your talents • Food provisions • Flashlight for...

Balkan International Wine Competition 2016

This year we participated in the competition with three wines and two of them won silver medals. These are BERGULE MELNIK & PINOT NOIR and APLAUZ MERLOT RESERVE 2013. The festival took place in Grand Hotel Sofia on May 28-29. Villa Melnik is proud to have participated in the event, which with its massive attendance was a total success. The 14 judges this year came from 11 countries and 4 of them were Masters of Wine. 8 Balkan countries took part in the competition. We want to thank the organizing committee for a job well done and to say congratulations to...

VILLA MELNIK earns 2016 Certificate of Excellence

Wine Cellar VILLA MELNIK has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.  The award is based on the visitor reviews and scores we’ve received on the Tripadvisor website. It is a testament to our consistent efforts to offer the best hospitality service to wine lovers and travellers from all over the world, every day! Visit our winery to find out for yourselves! The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is reserved for hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions from all over the world that have continually delivered...

Gold from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Aplauz Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Reserve 2013 has come back triumphantly from the competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles with a gold medal. This year the prestigious international competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Our wine was awarded with the honorary prize by a panel of 244 experts, winemakers and journalists from 44 countries. Along with the gold medal from the German Mundus Vini this year, Aplauz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is now our most highly recognized wine. This makes it undisputedly one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Bulgaria!...

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