Mihovi is a family winery located in the birthplace of the Mihovi family and the legendary variety Keratsuda – Ilindentsi village. In the beginning of the 1990s the Mihovi family began to farm 6 acres of vineyards which during the year expanded to 30 acres fruit-bearing and another 12 acres of newly planted vineyards. Petar Mihov is the chief technologist of the winery and a third generation farmer. He grew up on the vines and his love for family and vines is his most cherished childhood memory.
Peter is strongly inspired by two local varieties, which are very rare in the region. Keratsuda is the most famous variety in the region around the village but its glory has long been forgotten and Peter strives to be the owner of the largest Keratsuda vineyard of 8 acres and to show what he considers the true face of the variety.
The second inspiration is the Melnik 82 variety which Peter defines as the most mystical variety that embodies the strict and professional path of the Mihovi family. The rich soils in the vineyards above the village are located at 640 m above sea level and this determines the character that the winery is looking for in the local variety. For Mihovi Estate Melnik 82 is the variety that most clearly expresses the philosophy of the winery and the 30-year work of all family members involved. It is about time that it is all showcased to more people.
One of the most popular routes will take you to Rupite, where one of the most famous Bulgarian personalities – grandmother Vanga, spent her last days. The complex around the house, the church “St. Petka Bulgarska” and the well-maintained park attract Bulgarian and foreign tourists.
The Kresna gorge is located in the district of Blagoevgrad and stretches south from the town of Kresna. It was formed by the cutting of the Struma River between Pirin and the Malashev Mountains where the river carved a beautiful canyon, 16 km long. In the spring and early summer when the Struma River is at its fullest the Kresna Gorge is a favourite place for rafting and canyoning.
Ancient city “Heraclea Sintica” is located 10 km from the town of Petrich and 1 km from the sacred area “Rupite”.
The city is located on the southern slope of the Kozhuh hill, a remnant of the only extinct volcano in the Balkans.
For over 1,000 years Heraclea Sintica has been the most important city along the middle course of the Struma. Homer is the first to mention the synths and their association with Hephaestus, the god of metallurgy.
The city known as one of the best natural spas in Europe has been attracting guests for centuries. It is the warmest Bulgarian city in all seasons.
The favourable climate of the region combined with the clean mountain air and healing mineral springs make Sandanski a resort that meets the high standards of the European SPA Association.
The city has over 3200 years of history and is a crossroads of ancient civilizations and rich cultures from the time of the Thracians, the Romans and various tribes that inhabited the lands of the Middle Struma.
The main street offers many tempting restaurants, cafes and bars. At its end you will find the beginning of the only park in Bulgaria with sandy alleys.