Price per person: 95 € / 186 BGN (valid for a group of 4 people)
Duration: 1 day
Best period: Any time of the year
Trip style: Wine tastings & culture
Guided: by a local professional guide and wine expert
Transport: Transfers by private car
Meals: Feeding, specific to the given itinerary
Pick up at 8:30 a.m. from your hotel, and we start our wine trip. Destination: South-East!
Within 1h30 drive we will reach the second largest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv, one of the oldest centers of European civilization – a contemporary of Troy and Mycenae. Thracians established the settlement around 1200 B.C. In 342 B.C., Philip of Macedonia conquered Thrace and Evmolpia was renamed Philippopolis in his honor. At present Plovdiv is a major cultural center, with a number of sites from the Roman Antiquity and the Ottoman empire, lots of orthodox churches, museums, galleries, boutique shops, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Plovdiv has been ranked 6th in the “Lonely Planet” list of the hottest destinations in the world to visit in 2015!
Winery Villa Yustina is located at the edge of the Rodopi Mountains, in the small village of Ustina. This is a distinguished and fast-growing winery, that cultivates vines since 2008 (with emphasis on traditional white varieties, but also untypical for Bulgaria selections, such as Aligoté, Semillon and Colombard). Villa Yustina became popular with its red masterpiece “Monogram” Mavrud & Rubin, an elegant cuvee of these two indigenous vines. The energy and enthusiasm of the people working at Villa Yustina provide stimulating and memorable experience.
Our hosts will present the technological stages of wine making and together we will walk through the park-vineyard with stunning views of the Rodopi Mts. Then it’s time for the deserved cherry on the cake: exclusive wine savoring, accompanied by gourmet food! Guests are more than welcome to participate during the harvest; another unique opportunity is the celebration of Trifon Zarezan – the modern translation of a tradition as old as the legend about Dionysus.
We expect to bring you back at the hotel by 6:00 p.m.
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