AHINORA is a family wine cellar, which began operating in 2008 by planting its own vineyards in the area near Leskovski peak, near the village of Selanovtsi. Three years later the family built a production base near the vineyards. In 2020 Anotanetta Genova, a graduate in Oenology in Bordeaux, France joined the business. Today she is not only the technologist but also the soul of AHINORA.
The vineyards take up an area of 100 decares and are planted with Misket Vrachanski, Misket Kailashki and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery aims to create fresh, elegant, close to nature, varietal products. Its aspiration is to show the wealth and potential of the region expressed in white and rosé wines. Varieties are boldly experimented with every year and so different interpretations of each can be tried.
Tastings and visits for up to 8 people is available – a walk among the vineyards, familiarization with the technological process of wine, tasting of 5 wines and various delicacies from a local farmer. This requires a booking made in advance.
The cave is located 2 km from the village of Karlukovo and is a natural rock bridge with a length of 262 m. The passageway is naturally lit by the huge entrances and by the natural openings in the ceiling or “windows”. It is no coincidence that the local population calls them the “Eyes of God” and sometimes the “Eyes of the Devil”.
Panorama “Pleven Epopee 1877” is the only monument of its kind on the Balkan Peninsula, built in 1977 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Pleven from Ottoman rule. The monument stands on the battlefield itself, in the Skobel Park-Museum on the southwestern outskirts of the city. The panorama consists of four halls: introductory, panoramic, diorama and closing.
The “Provartenika” rock formation is located west of the town of Lukovit and north of the village of Karlukovo. The rock takes the form of a majestic stone tower that rises above a dozen other smaller formations. The “Great Tower” has a hole at its top, through which the sun’s rays pass during the summer and winter solstice. It is believed that in ancient times the place served as an ancient observatory.