Bulgaria
Destination
1/2 day
Duration
Wine tasting
Tour type
Sofia
Starting point

Sofia wine tour offers you a chance to experience Sofia wine culture as only a local can. Book our Sofia wine tasting tour and taste 5 Bulgarian wines in 3 different local wine places. Every time we choose different wines, so you can book the Sofia wine tour more than once.

Wine tourism 

Let us show you the history of wine production in Bulgaria. In the past we had one big wine producer in Bulgaria. And today there are a lot of private small wineries, which offer Bulgarian wine of good quality. You will taste traditional Bulgarian wine varieties from different regions. We have years of experience in organizing wine tours in Bulgaria and Macedonia. This is the first wine tour of Sofia for all guests who don’t have time to travel in Bulgaria.

Sofia wine tour: explore the wine tradition in Bulgaria

The wine tradition in Bulgaria dates back to the Thracian times. The Thracians belived that by drinking wine they get spiritual. Today the wine culture in Bulgaria connects more and more wine lovers. And in 2017 Bulgaria found a place in the top 10 wine destinations, which you can visit. Our Sofia wine tour is a combination of wine and dine. You will have a chance to taste local specialties and to finish the tour with a light dinner.

Bulgarian wine varieties

According to your taste we will offer you traditional Bulgarian wine varieties like Gamza. This is a local red wine grape variety, mainly grown in Northwestern Bulgaria. Also, Melnik 55, Mavrud (a traditional Bulgarian red wine grape variety considered one of the oldest local varieties). As well as Muskat OttonelPamid (the most common grape variety in Bulgaria in the past, good both as table grape as well as for wine production). Not to forget Rubin (a hybrid red wine grape variety selected in the end of the 1940s in the Wine and Viticulture Institute in Pleven through crossing of Nebbiolo and Syrah). Of course you can taste the well known Cabernet SauvignonMerlotChardonnaySauvignon blancTraminer and more. Have you ever tried a organic raspberry wine or Bulgarian Ice wine? So during the Sofia wine tour you can taste. During Sofia wine tour you will taste good Bulgarian wines, which you cannot find easy in the restaurants.

Finally, Sofia wine tour is a nice summary of the local wine production. We will give you information about different wineries in Bulgaria and after the end of the tour you will recommend our wines back home. Cheers! Наздраве!

Duration: 3-4 hours
Destination: Sofia, Bulgaria
Departure location Meeting in front of Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria
Tour begins 16:30
Tour ends around 20:00
Included
English or German speaking tour guide
Wine tasting of 5 Bulgarian wines
Walking city tour
Not included
Optional dinner
Transportation costs
When to visit: all year long
Group size: from 1 up to 10 people
Extra information  If you have more time, we can go on one day tour to some of the wineries.

 

1

16.30 PM

Meeting in front of Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia city centre.
2

16.45 PM

 Visit to the first wine place in Sofia.
3

17.00 PM

Wine tasting.
4

18.00 PM

Visit to the second wine place in Sofia.
5

19.00 PM

Third wine tasting and optional dinner.

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
May 16, 2017

Amazing experience in Bulgaria. Taken to the best wine bars in the City and Betty is a great host who chose the best Bulgarian wines to taste as well as explaining some history and details about the wines. She made the experience very enjoyable and there was no rush at any of the bars. I would definitely recommend this tour and so would any of the 8 in our group!

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