Melink is the smallest town of Bulgaria.
The town is an architectural reserve and has a population of less than 400.
The wines of Melnik were proudly presented at the tables of the European royal families in the 17-18th hundreds of years and, what's more, the nearby assortment Shiroka Melnishka Loza (Broadleaf Melnik) was among Winston Churchill's top choices. In Melnik there are a lot of wine assortments and this is the perfect place to make a wine tour! You will have the opportunity to taste 100% natural and bio-ensured wines.
The most famous spots for wine tasting in Melnik are Kordopulova house and "Shestaka`s" house.
Kordopulova house has its own basement and a 150-meter underground passage for wine storage which is cut in the stone and can oblige up to 300 tons of wine. The passage has extraordinary channels and ventilation system for legitimate wine storage. Sightseers can slide to the underground and to witness firsthand the greatest barrel that can hold 12.5 tons of wine. There you can likewise taste and purchase the renowned Melnik wine.
Manolevi (Shestatsite) family have their own history of winemaking. They are called "Shestatsite" because of the fact that their granddad Iliya had six fingers on his right hand and now Mitko Shestaka likewise has six fingers on his left hand. (Interpreter's comment: "shest" signifies "six" in Bulgarian language). In the basement they offer dry and semi-dry red wine from Shiroka Melnishka and dry white wine from 6-7 assortments of white Bulgarian grapes. The wine is totally natural (no additives) and is created by formulas of their family.
The Vila Melnik Winery is another place for wine tasting. It's new, cutting edge winery that opened entryways in the spring of 2013. The winery's ability is 250 tons of grapes for each year. The winery is furnished with best in class vessels from leading Bulgarian and universal makers. The aging of the wines happens in root basement tunnels, which dive deep into the sandy hill behind the winery. These passages keep up consistent temperature and mugginess consistently.
Other than these three striking wineries you can discover wine sampling or bars that offers conventional local dishes and Melnik wine wherever in Melnik. So the town is definetely one of the obligatory spots to visit for genuine wine lovers.
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