Wine cellar Chateau Sungurlare is situated in the town of Sungurlare and is the youngest cellar in the region. Establishd in 2012 the cellar is oriented toward the production of short series quality wines.
The Sungurlare valley is a little peace of heaven nestled in the southern foothills of Stara Planina. The traditions in growing grapes intented for winemaking are quite old and the crossroads of a location of the valley has always given the locals an advantage in their livelihood. A traditional variety for this region is the Sungurlarski misket which has recently resurfaced.
Chateau Sungurlare owns 400 decares of vineyards where they grow varieties such as Sungurlarski Misket, Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Muscat and Merlot.
They process about 150 tons of grapes which they turn into white rose and red wines in 2 series – Chateau Sungurlare and Winefields.
The cellar’s building is in traditional renaissance style and it is worth taking a look inside of it. They offer wine tasting on site and you can purchase wine from their shop.
Before visiting we recommend calling them and making a reservation in advance.
The house is located in the “Klutsohor” district of Sliven. Dimitar Nikolov Assenov, known mostly as Hadji Dimitar, was born there on May 10, 1840. The house is small, one-story, with a wooden porch – the characteristic architectural features of the early Bulgarian revival, as well as a beautifully landscaped yard. The exhibition includes photographs, household items, weapons, an exact reproduction of a Chetnik uniform and a copy of the flag of Stefan Karadzha’s troop. The house offers a guided tour and talk and a kiosk at the entrance sells informational materials and souvenirs. Audio guides in English are also available.
Zheravna is a small village located in eastern Stara Planina. The village of Zheravna has been declared a national architectural reserve since 1964. Its impressive 172 cultural monuments, built during the Renaissance, attract tourists from all over Bulgaria. In the 16th century, Zheravna was a large craft and cultural centre, as a crossing point on the important road to Tarnovgrad. Today some of the houses are museums that anyone can visit, including the houses of Sava Filaretov and Rusi Chorbadji, as well as the beloved Bulgarian author Yordan Yovkov.
Located a mere 7 km from Yambol lies the only large Thracian ancient city preserved in Bulgaria – Ancient Kabile. Kabile arose at the end of the 2nd millennium BC. near a large cult centre on the “Zaichi Vrah” hill. In antiquity, the city was an important economic and cultural centre in Southeast Thrace and Lower Tundzha. The architectural remains of “Kabile” are impressive, with a large part of them preserved and restored. The city is almost completely explored and is easily accessible to tourists.