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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...

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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...

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. ...

Rumyana Stoilova Wins Naked Wines Winemakers Fantasy Contest

Dear friends, we are delighted to announce that Villa Melnik’s Winemaker, Rumyana Stoilova, is a winner in Naked Wines’ Winemakers Fantasy Contest 2016! In order to enter the contest, Rumi and Militza prepared a video entry, describing the dream that Rumi and Villa Melnik share – to create a wonderful wine from the local Melnik grapes that will will bring back the glory of Melnik wines and will make people around the world fall in love with Bulgarian wines. In the first round of the contest, a panel of experts from Naked Wines selected Rumi’s video among videos by winemakers from all...

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