The Balkan region is proud of the most ancient wine history.
Ever since the ancient Thracians, who inhabited these lands, wine has been respected.
Chateau Copsa, Karlovo, Bulgaria
They used it not only as a drink on the table, but also for many of their religious rituals.
They believed that with wine they could reach their gods.
The ancient Greek god Dionysus and his Thracian analogue Zagreus were worshipped by the Thracians as gods of wine and merriment.
Bessa Valley Winery, Ognianovo village, Bulgaria
Evidence for the ancient Thracian traditions in wine production and consumption are the magnificent Thracian treasures, which are mostly wine sets.
Even Homer often mentioned the superior qualities of the Thracian wines in his works.
Balkan wine has undeniable taste qualities.
It is worldwide famous and it has won many international awards.
Rumelia Wine Cellar, Panaguriste, Bulgaria
Merit for the great taste of the Balkan wines is the specific climatic and geographic characteristics, and the ancient tradition in the area of viticulture and winemaking.
With at least 1.8 million tons of wine produced every year, the Balkan region ranks the 5th in the world, right after the largest wine producing countries such as Italy, France, Spain and the USA.
Angelus Estate Vineyard, Bania village, Bulgaria
There are now more than 1.000 wineries producing wine in the Balkans!