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 sand rocks, Orthodox monasteries, authentic Bulgarian rock houses, accompanied by the warm sea breeze of the Aegean Sea…

During our wine tasting weekend we will visit some distinguished wine cellars like Orbelia Winery (a family-owned company with focus on local varieties), Zlaten Rozhen (another young and promising winery) and Orbelus Winery (the first Bulgarian completely certified cellar for organic grapes/wines). These producers are quite ambitious and already experienced in offering excellent wines. They will welcome us for a wine savouring, accompanied by a folklore program (on request). In addition, Orbelia and Zlaten Rozhen offer accommodation in their own small hotels in the village of Rozhen. The tour will take us also to Rila Monastery (UNESCO Hertiage) and the architectural reserve Kovachevitsa (Day 1). “This is the most picturesque place we have ever been,” said two guests from France, with whom we have visited Kovachevitsa! And we will have dinner in the village pub with its hundreds of years old history…

On the next day it’s time for the town with approx. 240 inhabitants – Melnik – a famous trading center in the past and now a charming tiny town, famous for its sand pyramids (a real natural phenomenon) and… of course the wine which has been produced in the area for ages. The legend is telling us that the Melnik wine in the past was so thick that one could carry it in a handkerchief. Let’s check by ourselves!

*According to the client’s wishes we may add an extra day for spa & wellness procedures and pure relaxation in an exquisite hotel in the popular spa destination – the beautiful town of Sandanski.

**It is a wine weekend getaway but on request the tour could be organized in a different time frame!


Prices p.p. in DBL room (for a group of 6 people): 

EUR 249,- or EUR 349,- (with an extra day in Sandanski)

No minimum of guests required!


Price includes:

  • 2 or 3 overnights in hotels on HB;
  • 4 or 5 wine tastings;
  • Transfers and drives;
  • Entrance fees according the program;
  • English/German speaking local guide and wine expert;

Price excludes:

  • personal expenses
  • tips


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