Wine cellar ZELANOS is a small boutique winery situated in the village of Slaviantsi in the wine region of Rose Valley. Apart from being famous all over the world for its quality rose oil this region is the kingdom of Misket: a delicate, aromatic, typical Bulgarian variety, with taste notes reminiscent of white flowers, green apple and citrus.
The winery has its own vineyards spreading over 700 decares. Apart from the unique local Misket variety they also grow the classic Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Fran.
The soil in Slaviantsi where the vineyards are is draining and sandy which are the perfect conditions to give elegance to the wines. Underneath the thin top layer there is a thick drainable sand sub-layer that allows water to drain quickly and at the same time ensures sufficient water storage.
Why Zelanos? ZELANOS, also know as Vianis is the patron of the first month in autumn – September, as well as the patron of fun and love. Its meaning in the Thracian language is quite eloquent – ‘desired’. The word “zelas” which the Thracians words used for “wine” is derived from the name of this god .
The wines from the cellar are presented in 2 series – Series Z and Series Zelanos. If you want to really get to know them it’s best to visit the cellar. The view from their balcony is inspiring.
Winery Zelas welcomes tourist but only those with a booking made in advance.
Read more about the region of Sungurlare in our blog: The valley of the wine – Sungurlare