Varna winery is a joint project of Grigor Grigorov – a viticulturist and investor and technologist and Tsanko Stanchev – oenologist with many years of experience. The two friends fulfill their dream to create beautiful and valuable things in life through wine. The cellar is located 2 km from the seaside in close proximity to the resort complexes Albena, Balchik, Golden Sands.
The technology is in line with the latest world trends, as a large part of the operations is carried out manually and the grapes and wine are processed carefully and sparingly. Izba Varna is the first winery in Bulgaria that implements the transfer of grape pulp and wine by gravity, without the use of pumps, which complements the gentle manual operations for obtaining unique wines. Up to 300 tons of grapes are processed from our own vineyards with a controlled yield and about 190,000 litres of wine are produced annually in the cellar.
The region is suitable for growing white grape varieties as well as some red grape varieties which also feel good here. White grape varieties find the conditions in this region good and so they are more widely represented in the Varna cellar – Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Traminer, Varna Misquet, Viognier and Grüner Veltliner. The two rosé wines are produced from red varieties suitable for this region – Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. The region also creates conditions for growing Cabernet Franc. Two assortments of red wine are also produced from grapes from controlled vineyards in southern Bulgaria.
“To us wine is a passion. It is family and friends. It is the warmth of the heart and the generosity of the spirit.”
In the cellar you can enjoy a tasting of 3 wines (10 BGN), 5 wines (13 BGN) and/or lunch accompanied by 5 wines (25 BGN).
The Ovech Fortress is a stone fortress that is located east of the city of Provadia, 53 km west of the city of Varna. Archaeological studies have established that the fortification was used from the 3rd century to the first decades of the 7th century and then from the 10th to the 11th to the end of the 17th century. When visiting the fortress in the stone fortification, you can also see the talking well, 79m deep, the metropolitan church, the knight’s prison, the tower with the devil’s path and the Kalugera holes. The fortress works all year round. There is a guided tour of the fortress provided by the Historical Museum in Provadia.
“The Palace” is the former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria de Edinburgh (1875–1938). It is located about 2 km southwest of the city of Balchik, in a beautiful area between the Balchik rocks and the sea. The University Botanical Gardens in Balchik are on the territory of the park part of the former summer residence. The botanical gardens are divided into different parts – greenhouses, park part, terrace-gardens.
The sea capital of Bulgaria offers tourists countless interesting locations to visit – the Dolphinarium, the Sea Garden, the Retro Museum and the Wax Museum, the Sea Casino Cultural Center, The Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral and much more. Galata Panoramic Square is located about 2 kilometres from the city centre and is one of the few places where you can enjoy the beauty of the city from above.