In the spirng of 2014 the new winery in the region of Vidin was established – Dos Alamos. It is located where the old cooperative cellar used to be with wine traditions and documented history of over two centuries. Thus, the owners of the wine cellar started the modern wine legend in the village of Negovantsi (municipality of Novo selo, Vidin region).
The varieties which was cultivated in the region of Vidin are Rubin, Gamza, Pamid, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Traminer, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.
Dos Alamos is a boutique winery and it is architecturally suited to the proximity of the Danube River and the Babini Vidini Towers.
The actual cellars are built deep underground which in turn creates unique conditions for maintaining a constant temperature and humidity where the best quality wines mature.
The process of vinification is organised so that the wine flow is moving through the two levels of the of the cellar using the force of gravity. This method is also incredibly gentle on the grapes and the wine – it does not stress it and preserves its natural structure.
The winery’s guests are greeted like old friends and they have a chance to take a peak into the history of the wine, the wine making process and of course take a sip from the noble drink under the sounds of classical symphonic music in the wine aging rooms deep underground.
Dos Alamos also has a professional wine tastin room fit for groups of up to 20 people.
For bigger groups the winery can organise wine tasting in the Fortress Baba Vida (upon request made in advance) and the opportunity for short performances of the Vidin Symphonies as well as yacht trips on the river Danube for smaller groups of up to 5 people with on-board wine tasting from Dos Alamos.
Medieval fortress also called “Babini Vidini towers” in the town of Vidin. It is considered to be the only one completely preserved in Bulgaria.
Situated in Vidin. Built in the second half of the 18th century. It was used by the Turks as a police station and after the liberation the Bulgarian church community used it as headquarters. Nowadays it is a museum with an exposition covering the period around 1878.
It was built by the local ruler Osman Pazvantoglu for the needs of the Turkish army in the city of Vidin. After the liberation it served as a court and barracks of the Bulgarian army. In modern days it is a museum.
A Muslim temple also serving as a museum. Theres a library included in the architectural ensemble.
The largest basilica on the Balkans. Situated in Vidin. It was built with donations from the local Jews who represented a large part of the population of the old Kaleto district as well as donations from Jews from all over the Principality of Bulgaria.
Built during 17th century it was part of part of the fortification of the town of Vidin – Kaleto. It is known for having the road to Constantinople (Istanbul) passing through it in the past.
Back in the day it was used as a warehouse and also as a gunpowder factory in the beginning of the 19th century. Now it is a museum for exhibiting epigraphic monuments.
It is located 160 km from Sofia and 56 km from Vidin. A protected natural territory stretching across the land of the village of Chuprene located in a small valley around the river Chuprenska with an area of 1450 hectares. It offers eco-trails for hiking and pleasant picnic spots.
The closest recreation area to Vidin. It is located next to the village of Sinagovtsi, 20 km south of Vidin. This beautiful place is the home of the only high-stemmed forest in North-West Bulgaria. The area owes its name and charm to the red field peonies. It is suitable for eco bike rides, outings and picnics. There are also possibilites of hunting tourism.
Located 27 km from Vidin. The remains of the late Roman and early Byzantine city of Raciaria are located near the village of Archar. Археолозите откриват съкровище от златни накити – четири пръстена, игла за коса, чифт обеци с тюркоази и перли, гривна, две огърлици. Four spoons belong to the treasure one of which is broken into several pieces.
Events which can be enjoyed by the guests of that Vidin annually:
Traditional holiday of the village – a ritual with pruning, Negovanovtsi village, Novo Selo municipality, region Vidin.
„The most delicious by grandma“ in Negovanovtsi village, Novo Selo municipality, region Vidin
“Singing off the rings” – Reach in bride, give a ring…, Vinarovo village, Novo Selo municipality, region Vidin.