Bulgarian Wine

 

The history of wine-making in the country of Bulgaria began at least 3000 years ago with the ancient Thracians. They traded what was then a dense, sweet wine from native grapes to the Greeks. During the Roman era, techniques improved and this was likely when white wines were introduced. In the 9th century, Bulgaria embraced the Christian religion as it spread through Europe. It is said that certain villages, such as Asenovgrad, were spared during the Crusades because of appreciation for the local wine. Wine trade spread throughout Europe during the 14th and 15th centuries. When the Ottomans occupied Europe, wine production in Bulgaria could mostly continue because of a loophole in Muslim law allowing sacramental wines. Wine continued to thrive until the end of the 19th century when the worldwide Phylloxera blight hit the country.
 
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My specialty is Eastern European wines, specifically Bulgarian wine.Send me and email if you've got something fun to tell me, know someone in the wine industry that I ought to meet, or have any questions about wine from Eastern Europe.

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Varietals Produced in Bulgaria View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Kadarka

    History of the grape: Kadarka is a dark-skinned, red grape that is best known as the main varietal in that Hungarian ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Bulgaria

Popular Wineries in Bulgaria View all

  • Damianitza

    The Winery Damianitza was founded in 1940, just before the Second World War and for over half a ...

  • Lopoushna

    "Winery Lopushna" is located in the beautiful and enchanting nature of the village ...

  • Terra Tangra Ltd

    Family owned winery

  • Château Todoroff

    We create unique products, meeting the specific requirements of each individual client. We don't ...

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Bulgaria on Snooth

  • Arouza Ultimate ‘Masks King' is a contest between eight celebrities ... ... THE Arouza Ultimate - Bulgaria In a spectacular sequence, sixteen Bulgarian celebrities had hid their identification with masks and costumes, specially prepared by knowledgeable group of gifted designers. The Arouza Ultimate relies on the South Korean present King of ... Read More

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  • All Nutrition Hub A singing competitors guessing game based mostly on Korean ... of the All Nutrition Hub in Bulgaria, known as Maskiraniyat Pevets or ??????????? ????? there. It is originated of South Korean program of the identical name, developed by Munhwa Broadcasting Company. Episode fifty three was broadcast on April 3, 2016. All Nutriti... Read More

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  • Veni Vidi Vici Vini Pinot Noir Danube River Plains Bulgaria 2015

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    Chunky cherry aromas with notes of plum. Nice tannin and tart cherry notes on the palate, a bit dry and dusty with a soft floral and clay character and a finish of cranberry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Edoardo Miroglio Winery Elelenovo Pinot Noir Rouge 2004

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    Light and fruit forward. Good value. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • So much good wine... so little time.  Our Spanish tasting elsewhere (away ... into the nearby countries of Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Turkey (yes, Turkey does make decent wines - if you look and can find a Turkish friend to help you).Anyway, I will look for this wine as well.  Thanks for the tip @R Read More

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  • Bio Mavrud & Rubin 2014

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    Binny's 11/17. Purchased this on a whim, and I am going back for more. Why? Because others I trust raved about it, but I have a summer cold that has attacked my olfactory senses, and I could not taste or smell a thing. Can not wait for a second chance. I might change the above temporary rating once I get a good taste and sniff. Hope I can purcha... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bessa Valley Enira Red 2010

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    Binny's 11/17. Superbly balanced red blend. I really liked it, it mellowed in ... in a hurry. Likely my first Bulgarian wine, yay me for experimentin Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • RC - I will also have an open mind with regard to the Thracian Valley in Bulgaria.  That one we tried at the party was drinking well above what I think they paid for it. Read More

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  • Our Balkan wine tasting party was a success tonight.  One wine was ... ... these wines and the red from Bulgaria was determined to be the best of the batch.  One wine was a mistake - a wine from Lebanon.  Oh well, you live and learn.Oh, Sandra knitted the 'pussy hats'.  We use these during our protests in Washington D Read More

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  • Well that's a bullshit map, in historical, cultural, ethnic, geopolitical ... ... The former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania, basically. Problem states, all split up and 'balkanized', and which used to be included within the earlier Austro-Hungarian Empire.Wine grapes and culture differ drastically across them, and they have virtually no rel... Read More

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  • I am looking for cheap but quality wine to market in West Africa. Any one interested.It is cash and carry but cheap with good quality in other to compete favourably with chinese wine. labim03@yahoo.com

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