Wine cellar Castra Rubra is located in the village of Kolarovo in Southern Sakar and is a true architectural jewel equipped with state-of-the-art wine making technologies. This is the only Bulgarian wine cellar which has been consulted by the famous winemaker Michel Rolland, who also chose the location of the vineyard.
Today on the site of a deserted almond grove there are 1,500 decares of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Alicante Boucher, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.
Castra Rubra’s team of young oenologists, led by Michel Rolland, manage to surprise wine lovers with exceptional and consistent quality of each vintage, and the best way to make sure of this is to visit the winery and taste the wines. The cellar’s series include Motley Cock, Castra Rubra Classic, Via Diagonalis, Zahir, Dominant, Nimbus, Wine book and Butterfly’s Rock.
Stylishly dressed in white and illuminated by natural light the tasting room has a capacity of 16 people and offers opportunities for wine and gourmet experiences.
Equally impressive in regards to architecture is the guest house of Castra Rubra which is located on a hill near the cellar.
The guest house accommodates 16 people in 8 rooms spread over 3 levels and also offers catering options for the perfect wine and culinary party in nature.
Great venue for teambuilding, celebrating events with friends and family.
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You can read more about the wineries in Sakar in our blog HERE
Perperikon is the largest ancient and sacred city in the Balkans. It is carved from stone, hence its name, which is associated with the Thracian stone god Per. It is located on the Perperikon hill of the same name in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of Kardzhali. In the eternal city are the remains of the sanctuary of the god Dionysius with the famous altar of predictions. It has often been compared to the magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi. In the past, the area was a rich source of gold, from which the Perpera gold coins were minted.
The stone mushrooms are rock formations located right by the village of Beli Plast on the side of the road connecting Kardzhali with Haskovo. The protected area is around 3 hectares. They have been declared a natural landmark since 1974. The rock formations have the shape of natural mushrooms – their stumps are pink and their caps are greenish.
The museum centre “Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes” is located in the immediate vicinity of the Alexandrov Tomb. A highlight of the exhibition hall of the museum centre is the exact copy of the original tomb of Alexander. Through the replica, visitors are given the opportunity to get acquainted with a truly unique monument of ancient art in Thrace. The rich exposition also shows numerous artefacts from the Thracian period in the region of the city of Haskovo, a large part of which can be seen in the frescoes of the Alexander Tomb – weapons, jewellery, dishes, etc.