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Militza on Business Daily Show – TV Evropa

The young owner of Villa Melnik, Militza Zikatanova, live on Business Daily with Dimitar Vutchev, aired on TV Evropa. An interview about wine, wine tourism, the Melnik Wine Routes Map, and becoming #39 in the Top 50 World's Best Vineyards. ...

Mamá Española en Bulgaria at Villa Melnik for Harvest

We are sharing a blog post by Marta from Mamá española en Bulgaria. Marta is a Spanish expat lady with two lovely children and a Bulgarian husband who is living in Sofia and writes about all things Bulgarian: traditions, places, cuisine, and much more. If you are Spanish, if you feel a connection to Spain, or if you simply want to practice your language skills, follow Marta on social media. Her article is about her weekend in the Melnik Region and the visit to Villa Melnik during the harvest season.   ...

Double Gold for Melnik 1300 at Balkans Wine Competition

Double Gold and Best Of Show Award for Rare Varieties Melnik Jubilee 1300 at Balkans International Wine Competition. Rare Varieties Melnik Jubilee 1300 2017 received a Double Gold Medal and the Best Of Show: Bulgaria Award as the highest ranked Bulgarian wine at the Balkans International Wine Competition 2020. The 9th annual edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival took place between Belgrade, Serbia (the contest part – 9-11.09.2020) and the plaza in front of the National Palace of Culture Sofia (the festival part – 17-19.09.2020). 230 wineries from 10 different countries competed for medals this year. The jury was comprised of 15 judges from 11 countries and...

Winery Wedding among the Vineyards at Villa Melnik

We are sharing with a few photos from Iva and Georgi's winery wedding on the hill above the Villa Melnik vineyards. We wish the newlyweds eternal love and happiness, a large an healthy family, and may they journey through life always side by side and hand in hand. Cheers! If you also dream of a wedding among the vineyards, get in touch with us! Decorations: Manghee Weddings ...

Villa Melnik In Top 50 World’s Best Vineyards 2020

It is a great honor and privilege for Wine Cellar Villa Melnik to be listed as one of the World's Best Vineyards.  At #39 in the 2020 Top 50, Villa Melnik represents Bulgaria in this prestigious ranking. The award was announced with an online ceremony on 13.07.2020, streamed directly from Sonoma Valley, California. Places on the list are awarded to wineries across the globe that showcase excellence in the field of wine tourism and that provide truly amazing vineyard experiences. The Top 50 vineyards are voted by 500 wine and wine tourism experts from five continents. The nominations and the...

July Morning Above the Vineyards 2020

For the fourth year in a row, we celebrated July Morning together on the hill behind Villa Melnik Winery, overlooking the vineyards and the four mountains surrounding the estate. July Morning is the traditional celebration in Bulgaria when we welcome the rising sun on July 1st. The event traditionally takes place by the seaside, but Villa Melnik offers the alternative - above a sea of vineyards. A record number of people joined us for the celebration this year - about 200, including 30 children from the Young Mountaineer Club in Petrich - Kлуб „Млад планинар“, гр. Петрич. The...

Caroline Gilby MW with positive reviews of Villa Melnik Wines

We feel honored and happy that two of our wines received excellent reviews by Caroline Gilby MW, one of the most acclaimed British wine writers and experts on Central and Eastern European wine, and author of the book “The Wines of Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldova.” If you still haven't got a copy of the book, order it now. It is an in-depth review of the wine industry in the three countries over the past 30 years. It features profiles of the key wineries and the region and reviews of their top wines. Of course, you can read more about Villa...

Episode 4 of Wine Odyssey, TV Bulgare

Villa Melnik became the main character of Episode 4 of the specialized wine-themed show, Wine Odyssey on TV Bulgare with main host Alexandra Atmadzhova. You can watch the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOu92Y3YrIg&t=312s ...

Two Gold Medals from Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

We are proud to announce the results of the prestigious international wine contest Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles 2019: Gold medal for Hailstorm 2016 and Gold medal for Aplauz Reserve Merlot 2016! The Hailstorm struck on July 1st 2016. It devastated 75% of the yield. The grapes that survived took in all the strength of the vine. The result is a wine with incredible concentration and power, a blend of Melnik 55, Mavrud, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Challenges create opportunities! Aplauz Reserve Merlot 2016 - Single varietal Merlot, hand-selected from our own vineyards near Harsovo, Bulgaria, and aged 18...

За Young&Crazy Melnik в английския вестник The Guardian

Статия на David Williams публикувана на 10.02.2019 в неделното издание The Observer на англисйкият ежедневник The Guardian отбелязва Young & Crazy Melnik на Винарска изба Вила Мелник като едно от няколко вина, които доказват възхода на източноевропейските вина от "добра сделка" до вина, които демонстрират стил и амбиция и заинтригуват винолюбителите. Young & Crazy Melnik е свежо, плодово и експресивно сухо червено вино от местния сорт Широка Мелнишка Лоза. Виното е с леко тяло, сочно и игриво. Чудесна комбинация е с пиза, паста, леки гриловани меса, както и самостоятелно. Вила Мелник прозивежда Young & Crazy...

Villa Melnik is a must-visit winery according to Chris Losh’s new guidebook

Villa Melnik is one of 8 wineries from Eastern Europe, featured in Chris Losh’s book, Where to Drink Wine: An essential guide to the world's must-visit wineries! The guidebook includes over 400 selected wineries from 30 countries, including 8 from Eastern Europe and 2 from Bulgaria. The book is a practical aid for all wineloving travelers. It is available to order from Amazon. ...

Trifon Zarezan at Villa Melnik 2019

The month of February is dedicated to love and wine in Bulgaria! This is the month of two of Bulgaria’s most favorite holidays – the day of St. Valentine’s and the day of St. Trifon Zarezan – guardian of vinegrowers and winemakers! Whether you are in love with wine or tipsy on love, grab you sweetheardt and share this holiday with us!   Wine Cellar Villa Melnik invites you to our annual Celebration of Vinegrowes and Winemakers, St. Trifon Zarezan on 16.02.2019, Saturday, at our winery near Harsovo. The celebration is part of the Melnik Wineries Open Doors, 14-17.02.2019! This year, 10 wineries in the region...