Wines of Thrace

Wine regions

Struma River Valley

This region includes the valley of the River Struma and is part of the historical Region of Macedonia. The climate typical of this region is Mediterranean with mild, rainy winter and hot summer. Typical grape varieties which are commonly cultivated in this region include Melnik, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Black Sea Region

Surrounded by the Black Sea, this region is characterized by mild autumn which makes it suitable for the cultivation of white wines with strong concentration of sugar. Dimyat, Muscat Ottoneli and Sauvignon Blanc are among the most commonly cultivated vines in this region.

Danubian Plain

This region encompasses the south banks of the Danube river and is characterized by temperate continental climate, hot summer and sunny days. Typically cultivated vines in this region are Merlot, Pamid, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamza, as well as Muscat Ottonel.

Rose Valley (Valley of roses)

This region is located south of the Balkan Mountains and produces dry wines (predominantly white ones). Among the most famous wines are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, as well as Red Misket.

Thracian Lowland (Thracian Valley)

This region includes the central part of the lowland, as well as parts of the Sakar Mountain. The area is characterized by a temperate continental climate and a favorable distribution of precipitation. Some of the most typical wines of this region include Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pamid.