Wine cellar „Gabrovski“ was reestablished in 1998, when 32 acres of vineyards in the vicinity of Svishtov were legally returned to the owner Ilian Gabrovski, who comes from an old wine-growing family, famous in the region of Svishtov for producing vine planting material and for its own winery.
In 1947 the cellar was nationalized by the state and its foundations were demolished. Wine cellar “Gabrovski” was rebuilt in 1999 on an area of 200 sq. mts. and in the underground the barrels were stored 3-4 tons of wine. Every year it goes on expanding little by little.
Currently, 150 acres of vineyards are cultivated, planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon & Mavrud, and the white varieties Muscat, Rkatsiteli and Kailyshki Muscat. Wine cellar „Gabrovski“ annually produces between 50 and 60 tons of white and red wines. It specializes in the production of high quality red and white wines following a classical technology. In the underground cellar every year from each vintage wine bottles are selected for maturing and aging.
Wine cellar „Gabrovski“ is situted on the Southernmost point along the river Danube. The cellar is located on the Northern slopes of the Danube valley and the vineyards are located on the Southern side.
Moderate continental with an even distribution of rainfall during the growth season, with many sunny days during the year, contributing to the high quality of the ripen grapes. Soil is predominantly carbonate chernozem. The agricultural processing of that soil yields an excellent quality and rich harvest.
The tasting hall of the wine cellar „Gabrovski“ is the only one in the area and there wine is stored according to the requirements and tastings are made on the spot. The hall has 35 seats and offers tasting of seven types of wines – white, red and dessert, own produce as well as gourmet tasting of seven types of wine with seven kinds of special bits for each wine. The tasting hall of wine cellar „Gabrovski“ offers general tasting of white and red wines selected by the owner or requested by guests.
Horizontal Tasting – one type of wine from one harvest of different wine profucers and vertical tasting – one type of wine from different vintages of a single producer. Along with the tastings, the company manager Ilian Gabrovski introduces his guests to the intricacies and secrets of wine making, wine aging, the qualities of different types of wines, as well as the principles of wine tasting, the different stages of tasting and defining characteristics of wine.
Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo, 5250, Bulgaria.