Wine tour along the Struma Valley
4 days/3 nights
We travel along the Struma Valley to the region of Melnik. During this wine tour we will learn more about the local wine production from indigenous grape varieties, we will visit several local wineries and walk around the smallest town in Bulgaria, nestled among unique sand pyramids.
We will visit the Rozhen Monastery, Rupite and the archaeological site and ancient city of Heraclea Sintica.
We have selected the perfect accommodation for you – the family-run Zornitsa Family Estate. It is located in the Struma Valley, 15 km southeast of Sandanski and 5 km from Melnik, among vineyards and mountain peaks. Here you will find beauty, space, nature, luxury, comfort, ecological food and an enviable wine collection. The estate features six elegant cottages, a year-round warm outdoor eco-pool, terroir signature cuisine and an extensive wine selection. Restaurant aEstivum focuses on local and organic products from the estate’s eco-friendly farm and gardens, and our wine cellar features both the best of the region and world-renowned wines.
The local varieties Shiroka Melnik, Melnik 55, Melnik Rubin and Sandasnki Misket, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and others are grown in the valley of the river Struma. .
During the tour we will visit the following wineries: