Thousand of year ago the lands along the middle course of Struma river were inhabited by the Thracian tribe Medi. Besides the legendary Spartacus who led the biggest slave uprising against the ancient Rome, the Medi were known for their advanced viticulture and enology and the cult they had to the wine. In honor of the people who laid the foundation of wine-making in this part of the valley, the winery was named Medi Valley.
Medi Valley is classical winery complex established in 2007. It is located in the village of Smochevo at the southwest foot hills of Rila mountains at the altitude of 630 meters above the sea level at the most northern part of Struma River Valley, at the picturesque road to the Rila Monastery. It consists of a modern winery and 370 acres of vineyards, planted with varieties Chardonnay, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winery consists of an administrative building and a separate completely covered production area. The first floor of the administrative building has a big hall – wine bar and a wine shop which offers Medi’s wines. The panoramic terrace, with a view to the magnificent Rila mountain is a perfect place for outdoor wine tastings. The production area consists of a reception section for grape processing, a section for basic vinification and wine storage and as well as a bottling section. In the basement is the cellar where the wines age in bariques and the area where the bottled wines age under optimal conditions (temperature and humidity) before they are offered to the market.
In 2010 Medi Valley launched a new concept for the winery, with the objective of transforming it into the pearl in the crown of the Bulgarian South-west. The Winery started creating interesting, rich, specific terroir wines with individual style and unique character, made of grapes, specially selected at their optimal ripeness for each type of wine. Its located in a picturesque area on the way to the Rila Monastery. From here begins the southwest wine region known as the Struma Valley. The attractive geographic location of the winery, the excellent conditions it has, the exceptional wines it offers which have been honored with prestigious awards at national and international competitions, turn Medi Valley Winery into the most charming new destination for wine tourism.
Medi Valley Winery is open every day for visitors. Here the wine lovers can find their favorite wine and become friends with it forever.