Wine of Bulgaria abd Bulgarian wine-growing regions I

Danube Valley or Northern wine

According to online catalogue Wine of Bulgaria, the Danube Valley or Northern wine region is the first wine-growing region in Bugaria. This North region can be characterized by temperate continental climate with hot summers and a large number of sunny days. It covers the central and western part of the Danube Valley, the southern bank of the Danube river and its adjacent areas. Common grape and wine varieties here are Muscat Ottonel, Gamza, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pamid and others. This region of Bulgaria produces quality dry white wines, naturally sparkling wines of classic technology and quality red wines with rich fruit flavor and fresh taste.

Thracian Valley or Southern wine

As reported by online catalogue Wine of Bulgaria, the Thracian Valley or Southern wine region is the second wine-growing region in Bugaria. In the Southern region of Bulgaria the climate is temperate continental with a good distribution of rainfall throughout the growing season. The region includes central parts of the Thracian lowland and parts of Sakar Mountain. In this region are concentrated mostly red grapes such as Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Muscadine, Pamid and others. The climatic conditions in the area which is protected from severe northerly winds facilitate the production of gorgeous rich, deep, memorable quality red wines from Cabernet Sauvignon and Mavrud. Wines from the typical local variety Mavrud are very much appreciated because they combine the aroma and flavor of red berries, spices and herbs.

The Black Sea region or Eastern wine

The Black Sea region or Eastern wine region is the third wine-growing region in Bulgaria and includes three sub-regions. It has a warm and long autumn, which is very favorable for the accumulation of enough grape sugar in order to obtain a fine, white dry wine. Here are grown grape varieties such as Muscat Ottonel, Dimyat, Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc (which gives excellent quality grapes here) and others. This region produces some of the best dry and semi-dry wines in Bulgaria that combine a pleasant fruity aroma, full bodied taste and elegant freshness at the end.

Struma Valley or West wine

Online catalogue Wine of Bulgaria informs you that the Struma Valley or West wine region is the fourth wine-growing region in Bulgaria. This area includes mainly the southwestern parts of the country. The region is not large by size but has specific climatic conditions similar to Mediterranean regions. In the valley of the Struma River Bulgarians grow typical regional grape varieties such as Broad Leaved Vine of Melnik, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The produced wines are characterized by warm southern tones in their aroma, a fullness of flavor and richness of general impressions. Wines from the variety Broad Leaved Vine of Melnik are of a particular interest; they are particularly rich and while aging acquire exotic and very pleasant nuances in flavor. Learn more about the wine of Bulgaria.