WINE TOURISM

If you are looking for a trip out of the ordinary, try wine tourism in Medi Valley Winery. Guests of the winery have the opportunity to take “wine road” – from the vineyard to the bottle and especially to share their love for each drop of wine. A wine tour in Medi Valley Winery offer you the opportunity to meet the people who produce the wine, they enjoy sharing their passion and their wine stories.

In Medi Valley Winery, we offer you a wine tour with a long aftertaste.

TASTING PACKAGES
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WINE TOUR AND A BIT MORE

Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroad of a multi-directional touristic compass. Just an hour away from the capital and in immediate neighborhood of Rila Monastery, located at the border between Blagoevgrad and Kyustendil regions that offer numerous touristic sites, Medi Valley Winery is a wonderful start or a reason to visit these sites. Only 5 km off the E-79 main route the complex is easy to reach for everyone who decided to find some spare time to get acquainted with the features and the swirl of emotions, fragrance and feelings, embodied in Medi Valley wines.

This is where the southwestern wining region, known as Struma Valley, starts. This is a predisposition for the wine lovers to start their wine-tasting adventure to start their journey right at the northern part of Struma Valley, the Medi Valley Winery.

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Your visit to Medi Valley Winery will be an unforgettable experience that will leave memories for a long time.

Through the wine tourism people may experience not only the wines but a whole scope of other things – history, traditions, attractions, beautiful nature, rites and rituals, culinary and gastronomy, social contacts, and health. That’s why the wine tourism can be named “tourism for all senses”. The thrill to be in the vineyards, to go down in the cellar where the wine sleeps and to fill a glass right from the barrel, is exceptional.

No matter if you have an acquired wine culture and high expectations or you take the wine route for a first time – the most important is to discover something new, different, something to remember for a lifetime, and this is exactly what our young crew aims to – to create wines with style, wines that can be discovered and remembered. Other locations of interest that you may visit in the Medi Valley Winery neighborhood:
In close vicinity to Medi Valley Winery are Rila Monastery; the natural phenomenon Stob Pyramids; the town of Kyustendil, known with its rich history and interesting places to visit; Blagoevgrad, Dupnitsa and Bansko are just few of the interesting sites to be seen.

If you want to combine your visit of the winery with an accommodation, we recommend you to stay at our friends from Villa Aya.

TASTING PACKAGES

CLASSIC TASTING
Number of guests: 1 – 100
Duration: 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the group
Number of wines: 2
Price: BGN 5.00/person

Description of service package:
Welcoming the guests upon their arrival and taking them on a tour of the winery; Presentation and tasting of 2 wines from the Medi Valley portfolio accompanied by breadsticks and mineral water; Narration of the story of the winery and presentation of the current range of products; Brief discussion; Taking in the breathtaking views of the Rila Mountain from the panoramic terrace of the Medi Valley Winery Complex; Time for the guests to browse and purchase wine and accessories from the winery shop at preferential prices; Bidding farewell to the guests

FOLLOWING THE STEPS OF THE WINE
Number of guests: 4 – 40
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the group
Number of wines: 3
Price: BGN 15.00/person

Description of service package:
Welcoming the guests in the vineyards of Medi Valley right next to the winery; Introducing the guests to the different varieties grown in the region of the village of Smochevo and the unique characteristics of the terroir in the northernmost part of the Struma Valley; Welcoming the guests to the winery and taking them on a tour following the steps of the wine – the grapes reception room, the sorting tables, the fermentation containers, the bottling hall, and the wine aging room; Presentation and tasting of 3 wines from the portfolio of the winery, elegantly paired with cocktail bites, mineral water, and breadsticks; Introduction to the technology of high quality winemaking and holding an informative discussion on The Essentials of Wine Tasting; Time for questions from the audience; Time for the guests to browse and purchase wine and accessories from the winery shop at preferential prices; Bidding farewell to the guests.

PREMIUM TASTING
Number of guests: 4 – 22
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the group
Number of wines: 5
Price: BGN 25.00/person

Description of service package:
Welcoming the guests upon their arrival and taking them on a tour of the winery – the grapes reception room, the fermentation containers, the wine aging room; Presentation and tasting of 5 wines from the complete portfolio of Medi Valley, including wines from the Incanto premium brand. Introduction to the technology of high quality winemaking at Medi Valley; The wine tasting is accompanied by a selection of fine cheeses, cold cuts, bread, and mineral water; Narration of the story of the winery and presentation of the current product structure; Brief discussion and time for questions from the audience; Visit to the Medi Valley Enoteca – a place that we hold dear, and where we store limited wines from years that are sold out. These wines are part of the history of Medi Valley. Everyone buying the Premium Tasting package gets the very special opportunity to buy or taste wines from the Enoteca.
Taking in the breath-taking views of the Rila Mountain from the panoramic terrace of the Medi Valley Winery Complex; Time for the guests to browse and purchase wine and accessories from the winery shop at preferential prices; Bidding farewell to the guests.

Apart from the service packages described above, we offer services for larger groups of tourists and we can meet other personal preferences and requirements of our guests. There is also a service package offering vertical wine tasting of the winery premium wines from different years, which is available upon advance request and reservation.

TASTING ROOM

Medi Valley Winery consists a tasting room, situated on the first floor of the administrative building houses a large hall – wine bar and shop, offering the winery production. The tasting room has 50 seats.

The panoramic terrace overlooking the magnificent Rila Mountain is a great place for outdoor wine tasting. The terracе is a compliment to our guests – the place we created especially for you, our customers. Only here you can find the atmosphere of a lounge in the heart of Rila Mountain that combines the ethereal feeling of spaciousness via the amazing panoramic view.

The basement of the production area houses the aging cellar for barrels, and aging bay for bottles under optimum conditions (temperature and humidity) before delivery to the markets. The basement consists as well a wine bar among the barrels.

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