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Various Wine Adventures

We are looking forward to offering you a memorable and outstanding wine experience in Bulgaria! If you couldn’t choose the right one for you among our proposals, then just contact us. We would be glad to respond to your wishes and tailor a wine holiday, especailly for YOU!  The personal approach is part…

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Melnik Wine Weekend

Are you looking for a memorable wine weekend in the home of the indigenous grape variety Melnik (Shiroka Melnishka Loza) which has been named after the smallest town in Bulgaria? If so then join our wine tour in the picturesque Struma Valley!  This romantic wine experience will bring you to scenic views at mountains, unique…

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Thracian Wine Tour and Plovdiv - Gourmet

THRACIAN WINE TOUR AND PLOVDIV Gourmet   Enlightening journey to the cultural and historical city of Plovdiv; 3-course exquisite lunch in a gourmet restaurant/wine bar; Wine Tasting  and a tour to the vineyards of Villa Yustina; Read more…

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The Monastery Wine Tasting Tour-History&Scenery

  THE MONASTERY WINE TASTING TOUR History & Scenery   Wine tasting in a distinguished wine cellar – Medi Valley; Picturesque trip alongside the impressive Rila Mts with lunch; Visit of the Great Rila Monastery (UNESCO site), and the masterpieces of medieval Bulgarian architecture (Boboshevo); Read more…

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Off the Beaten Track Wine Tour - Nature&Traditions

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK WINE TOUR Nature & Traditions A getaway to the mild landscapes of Sredna Gora mountain; Visit to the charming town and architectural reserve Koprivshtica; Tasting of Rumelia wines in an old authentic house in Panagyurishte and a tour to the Thracian Gold Treasure; Read more…

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Via Vino Collection-North Bulgaria: A whiff of sea, river and mountain

Birthplace of the oldest European civilization and the wine culture – this is Bulgaria, the hidden treasure in South-Eastern Europe. Even experienced travelers will be impressed by the obvious influence of the terroir on well-established and remarkable wine varieties. They truly capture the character of this picturesque region, “locked” between…

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13.09.2017 "4 x 4" wine tour in South Sakar

Some wine professionals are passionately asserting that the best place for cultivating of vines in Bulgaria is the Eastern part of the Thracian Lowland and more precisely the South Sakar sub-region. Certainly, I could argue with these guys but I have much fewer arguments after visiting 4 wineries from the…

Kompetente und sympathische Begleitung der Gruppe!

Herzlichen Dank an Ivo! Er hat die Gruppe kompetent und sympathisch begleitet. Wir haben viel erfahren und erlebten gute Tage in Sofia. Die Stadtführung war auch interessant. Andreas, Gerda, Hansjörg, Beat, Graziella, Vreni und Klaus, Switzerland (visited May 2017)

One more winery

We really enjoyed Via Vino day tour to Plovdiv and Villa Yustina with Ivaylo. If we had an opportunity to go again, we would like to visit one more winery. Agneska & Matt, Poland (visited April 2017)

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VIA VINO & Odysseia-in tour to Priorat: 29 June - 04 July 2017

Dear wine lovers, I could undoubtedly say that Priorat is one of the most exciting and distinctive wine areas I have ever been! And that I am extremely happy to announce a Via Vino & Odysseia-in tour to Priorat which will take place between 29 June and 04 July 2017.…

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Thanks a lot again, Ivaylo! Silvia, Gabriel and Daniel R., Switzerland (visited April 2017)

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04.04.2017 The mighty Etna and the "volcano wines" - IWINETC 2017, Italy

Via Vino & Odysseia-In participated again in the leading global event for the wine and culinary tourism industry. The 9th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference, Exhibition & Workshop (IWINETC) was held in the region of Catania, Sicily, Italy 28 & 29 March 2017. The 3 day event (2 day conference…

One of the best experiences I've had in a long time

I wanted to travel somewhere different to everything I’ve ever seen before and to try new experiences such as my first wine tour! Via Vino provided the perfect opportunity The tour was very well organized, very relaxing and one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time! Combininga…

I cannot recommend it enough to others

I was not sure what to expect but based on the tour, itself and the reviews, I cannot recommend it enough to others. The information was great and I learned so much more of the Bulgarian history. It was very customisable and always had the customer in mind. Lovely experience,…

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06.02.2017 VIA VINO & Odysseia-In at FESPO fair, Switzerland

        Grüezi mitenand! That is the Swiss expression for “Hello everybody”. I am very happy to announce that VIA VINO & Odysseia-In have participated at FESPO 2017 – Switzerland’s biggest travel and holiday fair! It took place in Messe Zürich between 26 and 29 January 2017. We have presented there…

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13.01.2017 17 as a start of 2017

In the very beginning of The New Year I decided to summarize some interesting articles, blog posts and other online reading materials. Though the topics are various, I am sticking to the Via Vino main point – Wine Tourism in Bulgaria. Actually I am happy to share with you that…

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Rock 'n' Wine!

Dear friend, we know that you like wine and extremely beautiful nature. Just like us! Via Vino & Odysseia-In offer you a memorable trip to north-western Bulgaria – it is just what you are looking for… In the late afternoon on Friday** we depart to the north. Within 3 hours…

Day trip in Plovdiv and a winery tour with lunch and tasting

We signed for an immersive day trip which includes a tour of Plovdiv and the Old City before arrival in Sofia. The guide came to pick us up from the hotel at a preset time and we went to a wonderful day of visiting the Old City of Plovdiv and…

Wonderful trip

We had a wonderful trip, we enjoyed it very much, thank you! The wine tour has been realised with Ivaylo. We visited a winery where they grow grapes and produce excellent wine. The huge vineyards impressed us. The red wine was very original and the white was refined. We have…

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16.11.2016 Why is it worth visiting Bulgaria and tasting its wines?

This is a title, resp. topic which is expected to be a cliché (frankly said, I agree) and you will probably skip it (please don’t!!!) because you have read thousands of similar articles…. However I decided to write a few words!   It all started 5 000 years ago or…

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14.09.2016 The Wedding Tasting

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to moderate a wine tasting at the wedding of my good friends Evgenia and Lars who currently live in Copenhagen. But I was also challenged by their invitation because the wedding guests were an interesting mixture from all over the world –…

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19.08.2016 Two special wineries on the edge of the Thracian lowland

When Mr. Chris Drake, a wine blogger from Scotland but living currently in London let me know that he intends to visit Bulgaria in order to talk about our wine project VIA VINO and hopefully to write an article about Bulgaria as a (still hidden) wine tourism destination, I have…

EXCELLENT day out with Ivaylo and Via Vino

I fit in a long weekend trip to Sofia, Bulgaria while I had some downtime from work. I knew that there must be some great Bulgarian wine to be found and spent some time google’ing different options for wine tours. I found Ivaylo’s website and emailed him to see if…

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19.04.2016 International Wine Tourism Conference 2016

  Between 04 and 08 April I attended The 8th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) which was held in the province of Barcelona, Catalunya. This was our first participation in that major wine tourism event and surely not the last. I found it quite interesting and useful, also professionally…

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06.03.2016 The Struma valley wine region (Part 2)

  Orbelia   One of our highlights thanks mostly to the enthusiasm, wine passion and knowledge of Risto – the wine maker and wine guide of the cellar! I am talking about an almost brand new winery, located in the skirts of Slavyanka Mountain but already producing high quality wines…

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29.02.2016 The Struma valley wine region (Part 1)

As Peter (a business partner from Germany currently living in France) started the car’s engine the thermometer showed -11°C in the misty winter morning. And the degrees were even expected to drop to the freezing -17 (!)… Well, we were in Sofia, ready to head to the South for an…

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09.12.2105 Young wine and much more

  There is something in the young wine I do adore – probably its wildness, its freshness, the way it makes me confused and smiling at the same time or the numerous transitions in my mouth within seconds… The reason why I say all this is the Festival “Days of…

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25.11.2015 DiVino Taste - growing and growing...

  What started up in 2011 more as an exclusive and stylish meeting between Bulgarian wine producers and wine lovers in the classy Military Club in Sofia, has grown up only 5 (five!) years later… 2 (two!) times with regard to the participants but also the visitors! And it is indisputable –…

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06.10.2015 Wine tourism in the Balkans: mission possible!

Where are we? This is a question which we, Bulgarians ask often. It’s all about evaluating and comparing – to Romania with regard to the EU and our progress, to the colleague, to the neighbouring winery…  Well I had a brilliant opportunity to find out where the Balkan wine tourism is by means of visiting wine…