Wines of Thrace

Grape varieties

Merlot

A dark blue-colored wine grape variety, Merlot is the most planted red wine variety all over the world.  It matures early and ripes fully even in cooler regions. The vines of Merlot, planted along the Thracian valley and bordered by the Strandzha Mountains, tend to produce wines with explicitly rich taste and color.

Taste them and you will be amazed!

Cabernet Sauvignon

A red grape varietal known for its thick, durable skin, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most famous and highly coveted wines. The wine made of Cabernet Sauvignon grape is high in color, tannin and extract.  It pairs with a variety of meats as well as with full-flavored cheeses.

Pinot Noir

The grapes of Pino Noir аre considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world. The color of the wine is usually lighter than most of the red wines and the flavor is very subtle. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous mouth feel with deep fruit flavors. Enjoying a glass of Pino Noir wine requires suitable food, which may include a variety of meats, cheese, chocolate, as well as creamy sauces.

Pamid

According to the legends, ancient Thracians have been very keen consumers of Pamid wines, characterized with pleasant light and fruit taste. While it has been widely cultivated by Thracians over a number of centuries, nowadays it continues to be grown specifically in the region of the Thracian valley.

Dimyat

Known for its aromatic grapes, Dimyat has been grown for centuries in the Black Sea region. Dimyat wines have a sweet taste, strong aroma and light color. The grapes of  Dimyat ripe in late September. This grape variety is the most popular one in the Black Sea Region.

Gamza

Cultivated since ancient times, the grape variety of Gamza, also known as “Kadarka”in many Balkan countries, is best grown in the Danube region. It produces vivid red wines with pleasant fruit taste and distinct freshness. This variety requires very specific climate conditions, which is why it is predominantly cultivated in the region of the Danube valley.

Melnik vine

The Melnik vine is a red grape variety, grown in the region of the Struma valley, which is characterized with Mediterranean climate. According to a legend, the wine made of Melnik vine was among the favourite wines of Winston Churchill. This variety can produce increasingly powerful wines with rich texture, exotic perfume and ample tannin.

Mavrud

Considered to date back to Ancient Thrace times, Mavrud is a red wine grape which for centuries has been exclusively grown in the region of the ancient Filippopolis, north of the Rhodoppe Mountains. This variety is normally used for making dark wines with deep color and soft taste.  Its cultivation is difficult and requires special dedication. However, the unique quality of the wine made of Mavrud is worth the effort!