Rumelia wine cellar
Rumelia wine cellar was established in 2006 in the town of Panaguriste, on the Thracian plains.
The Thracians were known as famous and crafty wine makers, a witness of which was Omir. We do appreciate the proven traditions of the past in the art and secrecy of wine making and combine it with modern equipment and technology in order to propose our own style and distinguished character of our wines.
The cellar has a production area, underground barrel cellar, bottling line, laboratory, cozy testing area and unique atmosphere, where our guests can feel that wine manufacturing is an art. Enjoy the magic and wines of Rumelia cellar – truly delightful.
Rumelia wine cellar processes grapes with high quality that have gathered the sun’s rays of Golden Thracia – prerequisite and guarantee for producing a high level of quality wines. The cellar is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for elite red wine production, for which the style and fine taste are result of the strict control of every grape batch. The wine cellar can process 500-600 tons of grapes per year, which is enough for the production of 400-500 thousand bottles of wine per year. The underground cellar has barrels, made from French, American and Bulgarian oak, with capacity of 1000 barriques.
The establishment of the vineyards started in 2005 after numerous studies and tests of the region, in terms of soil, climate and air currents. The place is located in the village of Smilec – in terms of geography in Pazardjik field, and in terms of wine region – in Thracian plain.
The total area of the vineyards is 54 hectares, located in two allotments– “Bakadjik” and “Peso pole”. The grape varieties structure is as follows – Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah for the red and Muscat ottonel and Chardonnay for the white wine varieties.
The location of each of the grape variety is chosen according to the soil properties of the allotments and the peculiarities of the vineyards. The saplings are with Bulgarian origin. The construction for the vines is with wooden posts and the number of vines per hectare is according to the requirements for high quality wines.
After couple of vintages we can say that the raw material is with extremely high quality, which can be guaranteed through time. The good raw materials are the main prerequisite for perfect wine.
Rumelia wine cellar has cozy testing room, where our guests can feel the atmosphere of the wine manufacturing and to taste some selected wines. The room is for 40 people and is open during the entire year for all wine lovers. We welcome, on a daily basis, organized groups and individual guests. After a short tour of the entire manufacturing process, every guest has the opportunity to test the Devine elixir in front the fire place during the winter or in the cool natural cellar during the summer.
For those looking for excitement during weekends or for the business travellers during the week, we offer accommodation in three studios at the winery. Perfectly furnished to relax and chill out with a glass of wine in hand.
4, Bratya Denkovi St, Panagyurishte, Pazardzhik, 4500, Bulgaria.