Bulgaria is one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world.
Historical and archaeological research proves the belief that grape vines were first cultivated and produced in the territory of present-day Bulgaria. Evidence can be traced back to the Thracians 6000 years ago.
There are over 40 Bulgarian indigenous grape varieties (though not all of them are actively used in the wine production). Bulgarian wine has an immemorial history, ancient wine-making tradition, unique grape varieties as well as prestigious international recognition and an impressive amount of awards, especially in the recent years!
The most popular wines are Mavrud, Rubin, Pamid, Ruen, Red Misket (Misket Cherven), Melnik (Melnik 55 and Shiroka Melnishka Loza), Gamza, Gergana, Tamianka along with the most prominent grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Marselan, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.