Thracian Treasures and Wine Tastings
A wine tasting tour led by our most renown wine experts and our most preferred one - Ivaylo Katersky from Via Vino.
Join this getaway to the mild landscapes of Sredna Gora mountain. Visit the charming town of Sofia and see the architectural reserve of Koprivshtica. Taste Rumelia's wines in an old authentic house in Panaguyrishte with a tour to the Thracian Gold Treasure.
Pick-up from the hotel is at 8:30am and we head eastward. We travel directly to Koprivshtitsa, a picturesque small town in the skirts of Sredna gora Mts. It looks calm and peaceful today, but 140 years ago it was not so.The town is an architectural reserve. Enjoy exploring the tiny cobble streets and house-museums. Your next destination less than 25 miles (40 km) away is another historical town called Panagyrishte, mostly known for the magnificent Thracian Gold Treasure.
It’s time for lunch (at own expense) and - beyond doubt - for an excellent wine. The local wine producer which we will become aware of is called Rumelia. Though not belonging to the most decorated cellars in Bulgaria, their wines are real gems. For example: two golden medals at Mundus Vini 2013 (Merul series, 2011); golden and silver medals at Mondiales Sélection des Vins (Canada), silver medal at Vinalies Paris International… Savor some of the best Rumelia wines accompanied by Bulgarian homemade food, in an authentic XIXth century house (Dzhudzheva Kashta, certified by The Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism as a Green Lodge®). At the end of the day we may hike in the gentle mountain hills or relax in the Kamengrad Spa centre.
Expect to be back at the hotel by 6:00pm.