We organise every year several wine seminars and courses with a wine expert in Bulgaria.
We also offer all levels of courses and seminars to deepen your knowledge, including wine tastings, culture programme and culinary highlights.
The courses can also be tailored according to your wishes – invite your relatives, group, club or association for a unique experience!
In the south, Bulgaria borders Turkey and Greece. These three countries meet at the lower Maritsa River. Here passed the trade routes to Constantinople – Istanbul – and here it is said that Orpheus wandered in the forests and Dionysus arranged his wine celebrations.
Along this mostly calm river several cities have been built during the past millennia, including one of the most ancient inhabited settlements, Philippopolis (today Plovdiv), and wine has been grown since the beginnings of history. There are several Thracian sites and a Roman villa as well as a medieval fortress in the area.
The climate is hot and suitable for red grapes, Merlot, Cabenet Sauvignon and the special Bulgarian sort of Mavrud. Many wine growers prefer this area to any other in Bulgaria due to the climate and the fertile soil. Also in the nearby lowly Sakar Mountains, where the micro-climate is very special with winds from the Mediterranean, heavy red wines are produced.
The Struma Valley, nestled between lofty green mountains, possesses a unique climate for vine cultivation, spa and recreation. This area receives a lot of sun and the warm climate creates perfect conditions for growing wine and fruit trees, which usually thrive further south around the Mediterranean.
The wineries in the valley of the Struma River produces strong-tasting, sun-filled wines with dark ruby colour and warm, southern aroma. Melnik is a small town boasting pyramidal rock formations and an old monastery.
Lecti Adventure organises tours starting in Sofia to this very special place with visits to different wineries, including Melnik, sightseeing and for those who wish, spa and mineral water treatments.