Wine cellar Kolarovo is established in 2009 in the village of the same name which also gives its name to the famous Kolarovski vineyard massif where in the 1970s a several thousand acres of merlot were planted. More than 13 years now since its beginning the wines are created by the technologist Iliana Koeva who, with her many years of experience in the country and abroad, creates the overall image of the cellar. In 2021 she became the proud owner of Chateau Kolarovo, changed the name to Wine Cellar Kolarovo and decided to modernize it. Keeping her wine signature and knowing the potential of the grapes in the region Iliana created the new face of the winery with more modern visions, fruitier and fresher wines and the first series is going to be Metamorphosis. For now the winery doesn’t have its own vineyards but the trust that she’s built with the local vine-grower allows her to annually choose quality grapes from the varieties Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdo.
The small boutique wine cellar with a capacity of 100 000 bottles annually welcomes tourists yearly. The owner and technologist personally takes the tourists on a tour of the production facilities and introduces tourists to her wines. In addition to tastings for individual tourists or larger groups, the cellar can also organize outdoor thematic events, wine-themed seminars and lectures, wine festivals and other private and corporate events. The good collaboration with Enoteca Sakar allows the organizing of wine dinners on site and in the enoteca to emphasize local products, regional recipes and highlight the local taste. The winery can welcome tourists at any time but bookings in advance are required.
The winery is part of the region’s iconic 4 x 4 wine tour.
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.