Located on Simeonova Mogila near the Black Sea coast winery DiVes combines history and winemaking. The hill Simeonova Mogila is linked to one of the greatest battles in Bulgarian history – the battle of Achelous. Here Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria defeated the byzantine army in a grand battle in 917 and by doing so he affirms the strength and position of Bulgaria.
The vineyards of the winery are located on the south-eastern slopes of the small hills between the towns of Pomorie and Aheloy. From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the sea coast.
The winery owns vineyards stretching over 166 acres of Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pamid grape varieties. The grapes in them ripen superbly thanks to the moderately hot summer and the long autumn. The warm sun, the salty sea and the constant sea breeze are an integral part of the terroir.
The Salt Museum is located on the shores of Lake Pomorie and is the only one of its kind in Eastern Europe that produces salt by solar evaporation of seawater. In the exhibition hall you will see an intriguing collection of photographs of authentic solar equipment and instruments as well as old topographical maps. Еvery visitor to the museum can get to know more about the intricacies of the craft and participate in the production of salt themselves.
The Old Town has been declared an architectural-historical reserve of national importance. Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe, founded 3200 years ago. In antiquity, the city was called Mesambria, in the Middle Ages Mesemvria, and later – Nessebar. A large part of the archaeological finds can be viewed in the Archaeological Museum of Nessebar, which is located at the beginning of the peninsula. On the northern coast of the peninsula are the remains of the basilica “Virgin of Eleusis” built in the 6th century and according to historical records it was also part of a monastery complex. In the middle of the isthmus is the emblematic old mill of the town.
Ancient and medieval city “Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis” arose around the warm mineral springs all the way back in Thracian times in the 1st millennium BC. At the beginning of the 2nd century, the Roman emperor Trajan built a large Thermae and a station called Aquae Calidae (hot water). They became very popular throughout the empire and in the 6th century the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great built a large fortress to protect them from invaders.
Wine tour and lavender aroma sampling in DiVes Estate