The creation of Dragomir Wine Estate was dictated by the dream of two Bulgarian oenologists – Nataliya Gadjeva and Konstantin Stoev – to change the perception of Bulgarian wine – attractive, interesting, with constant quality over the years, variety in the tastes of individual brands.
At the heart of the creation of the wines is their experience as specialists driven by a continuous interest in experimenting.
The wines produced by the young team of the winery are mainly blends obtained from the grapes of well-selected rows of certain vineyards controlled by them all year round.
The total amount of wine produced in a given year is about 60,000 bottles.
The batches of individual wine brands are of limited quantities and bottled once and some of them are exclusively available for restaurants and connoisseurs. Before being offered on the market the wines have mandatory bottle aging with the most elite batches maturing in bottle for a minimum of 12 months.
The new home of Dragomir Wine Estate opened its doors in 2020. The impressive architecture, the attention to every detail and the accessibility of tourists to every stage of the production ranks the estate among the most interesting wineries to visit in Bulgaria.
The centuries-old symbol of Asenovgrad dates back to the 5th-14th centuries BC. Construction was first established by the Thracians, who chose the crime-free area as their refuge. Later in the 13th century, Tsar Ivan Asen II turned the fortress into a real palace with its own army and even administration. In the past, the fortress was known as the fortified settlement of Petrich (stone fortress). Later, it received its new name as a sign of gratitude to Tsar Ivan Asen II, who completed its construction. It was he who built the two-story church “St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka”, which today stands in an authentic form among the remains of the fortress. It is an active temple and welcomes thousands of domestic and international tourists every year.
The monastery is located on the picturesque bank of the Chepelare River (Chaya) in the Western Rhodopes, near the village of Bachkovo, 9 km from Asenovgrad. It is one of the oldest monasteries on the Balkan Peninsula and the second largest in Bulgaria after the Rila Monastery. Founded in 1083 by the Georgian brothers Grigoriy and Abbasiy Bakuriani, it combines a unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture.
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is over 8,000 years old and its past can be traced from prehistory to the present day. Life in the city has not been interrupted, which ranks it among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Ancient monuments have been preserved and conserved, and many cultural events are held in the city.