Wine cellar Vinifera is a family winery nestled in the Rhodopean village of Brestovitsa.
Brestovitsa is a well known wine village with a high concentration of wine cellars. The two local varieties – Rubin and Mavrud – have found fertile ground here. The village is nestled in the northern foothills of the Western Rhodopes at an altitude of 297 m. The climate is transitionally continental. The most common soils are cinnamon – forest, light brown forest and mountain – meadow.
The wine cellar was created in 1963 by the wine trader Metodi Hadzhiyankov and has been operating since. The new owners take over in 1999 and try to keep the traditions in winemaking but also introduce new and contemporary technologies.
The plantations of the winery spread over 500 decares and grow Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat, Chardonnay and Traminer.
The range of wines is big with the technologist’s experimental approach has led to the existence of snowy wine, Mavrud rose, orange wine with the aroma of roses and wine with organic raspberries added during the fermentation process.
Mavrud is highly honoured at Villa Vinifera and the varietal wines you can try are “green” wine, Mavrud white, Mavrud with roses and other styles of dry wines, with or without oak aging.
The large 25 t lins, also called almonds, are still used for some wines and are replaced every 5 years with new ones.
The winery is involved with wine tourism and offers a classic wine tour with focus on the technological process and tasting in their new wine tasting room.
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