Chateau Avli is located in the village of Glushnik, Sliven region and their debut series is named after the village of that name Glushnik. Years later the brand Chateau Avli is created, named after the medieval town Avli well known for its agriculture and winemaking. “Avli” directly translates to “backyard”. They own 330 decares of vineyards and which they started planting in 2006 at the foot of the mountain by Sliven on terrains with fertile clay-stone soils with south exposure and excellent air drainage. In addition to its favourable terroir, climatic features and terrain, the land is rich in several types of stones which also contribute to the taste qualities and specific recognizable character of the wines. The varieties grown are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Caladoc, Syrah, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Viognier. In 2021 Plamena Abadjieva joined the team over at Chateau Avli. As well as creator of wines she welcomes guests and tourists, sharing with them the ideology and history of the chateau, the technology of the wine and also leads the tasting sessions. Chateau Avli continues to evolve and is becoming even more welcoming to wine tourists. Their 30-person tasting room is expected to open soon as well as outdoor tasting options in the cellar’s courtyard.
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The park is full of streams, waterfalls, caves, whimsical rocks and spacious meadows with beautiful flowers and forest animals. Its name comes from the large area of gray-blue to violet-colored rocks which are the largest deposit of this kind on the Balkan Peninsula. Dozens of protected plant and animal species live in the nature park. If you want to enjoy real ecotourism, this is the place!
The “Karandila” area is part of the “Blue Stones” Nature Park. It is located above the city of Sliven and is accessible by cable car or by ordinary car (33 km), there are also hiking trails (the most popular is the “Haidushka trail” – time to climb – about an hour).