Burgozone is a boutique family winery in Northwest Bulgaria situated near the town of Oryahovo on the banks of the river Danube overlooking Esperanto island. The winery takes its name after the Roman fortress Burgozone built on the ancient Roman road Via Istrum. Through the centuries the region has been celebrated as one of the main wine regions of Bulgaria.
All of Burgozone’s wines are produced from their own 100 hectares of grapes with proven potential to grow grapes of the highest quality. The vineyards are located in a zone with moderate continental climate influenced by the rivern Danube with warm days and cool nights.
On the loess hills above the river they grow the following varieties: Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet Franc, Marcellin, Syrah, Egiodola, Merlot as well as 2 local varieties – Gamza (red) and Tamyanka (white). The wines’ style is characterised by the 3Fs- Fresh, Fruity and Fine.
All the wines are made from handpicked and sorted grapes and are bottled on site to highlight the unique terroir. They carefully apply “canopy management” and “green pruning” techniques to limit yields. They practise “sustainable viticulture”, which together with environmental responsibility are one of their priorities.
Chateau Burgozone has wine tasting rooms with a capacity of 50 people. Located among the vineyards is the beautiful Belle Vue Pavilion which offers an amazing view of the Danube River and the island of Esperanto. The Enoteca and Belle Vue Pavilion are open to groups by prior request.
They are open to tourists during works hours on weekdays (10 AM – 4 PM) and on the weekend (11 AM – 3 PM) with a prior booking .
Get in touch with us if you would like some assistance in organising an individual tour in the region.
Read more about Chateau Burgozone in the article in our BLOG which we wrote after our visit.
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.
In Oryahovo you can visit the church “St. George”, built in 1837 by masters of the famous “Debar” woodcarving school. You can also visit the Historical Museum of the city and the Ethnographic House. In the vicinity of the city are the remains of the medieval fortress Kamaka which testifies to the northern defence system of the first Bulgarian state.
At a similar distance is the picturesque town of Vratsa, where you can enjoy mountain hiking and visit the Ledenika cave. In the historical museum of the city, you can also find the Rogozen treasure, which depicts the way in which the local Thracian population worshiped the God of wine – Dionysus.
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Wine tasting "Discovery"
tasting for two
Tasting of 3 wine
Delicious snacks and mineral water
Tour of the vineyards and the cellar with a short presentation