Wine cellar Tsarev Brod is located near the village of the same name, 10 km from the town of Shumen. The project for the cellar began in 2001 when a family of agronomists (Ivan Ivanov and his wife) planted the first acres of the vineyard which are nowadays reach about 420 acres.
Mainly white varieties, including the unique Bulgarian variety Gergana which you will only find here, stored and vinified in an extremely professional manner.
The wine cellar has its own unique signature combining century old winemaking traditions with passion for innovation. This results in impressive wines with character – Pet-Nat Riesling – natural sparkling wine, Gergana, Ice Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.
From the red varieties you will find the early ripening Pinot Noir and Evmolpia – a local variety gaining popularity, combining Merlot and the authentic Bulgarian Mavrud with exceptional potential and qualities.
All these masterpieces are the creation of the winery’s oenologist Nikolay Krastev who will tell you all about the wine’s path from the vineyard to the glass and bottle beyond the standard stereotypes. You will take a walk in the vineyards and learn the secrets of good wine. You will get closer to the Bulgarian folklore traditions, taste culinary delights and above all you will get to taste a variety of wines that you will remember for a long time.
All this perfectly intertwines with the spirit of traditions and rich history of the area. At 250m above sea level this was the flat part before the Kings’ ascend to their fortresses. Bulgaria‘s first ever capital Pliska is only 10 km away and the second one, Preslav, is located 20 km away.
As an addition you will be able to visit the majestic Madar horseman which is the only rock relief in Europe from the Early Middle Ages, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The cellar offers a walk in the vineyards, a professional talk about the production, a cozy and well-equipped tasting room, outdoor tasting, the possibility of overnight stay in Complex St. Archangel Michael in Madara village, Villa Bulgara Eco in Kulevcha, guest house Ralitsa in Kulevcha village (partners of the wine cellar).
Spread over an area of 23 square km the medieval town of Pliska is one of the largest medieval towns in Europe. It was created by the first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparukh. It was the capital of the Bulgarian state for more than two centuries (681–893). The names of 18 Bulgarian rulers are connected with Pliska, among them Tervel (700-721), Krum (802-814), Omurtag (814-831), Boris I Michael (852-889).
Historical-archaeological reserve “Shumenska Fortress”, also known as “Old Town”, rises 3 km west of Shumen.
During 5 -2 B. C. the Thracians built the first fortified settlements. In the 2nd to 4th centuries period it functioned as a dominant fortress guarding important Roman roads. In the 5th–6th centuries it was a Byzantine stronghold guarding the approaches to Stara Planina. In the late Middle Ages (12th–14th centuries), the Shumen fortress became one of the most important urban centers of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.
Special wine tasting of 6 wines and local farm products
for two people
Tasting of 6 wines from 3 series including Reserve