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MINKOV BROTHERS

Minkov Brothers

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Website: http://www.minkovbrothers.bg
Phone: +359 882 15 15 00



Overview


Activity: Winery
Description: We took on traditional winemaking practices and complemented them with new ideas and technologies.
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Location


Country: Bulgaria
Town: Karnobat
ZIP/PostCode: 8473
Boulevard/Street: Venec
Street #: 8473
Building: Building
Entrance: Entrance
Office: Office

About


Winemaking in Karnobat area has been practiced since 5th to 4th century B.C. as has been proven by many historians. So it is not a surprise that Karnobat area is one the best region to create and store wine.

Karnobat has won Bulgaria its first gold medal from a world wine fair. In 1894 it was given to Ivan, Vasil and Nikifor Minkov, known as the Minkov Brothers. Since then Minkov Brothers wine cellar’s oenologists uses ancient methodologies combined with the most advanced winemaking technology to make and store the best wines

The Wine cellar

Wine Cellar is present west of Karnobat at 10 to 15 kilometres near the Burgas-Sofia road. Place also has two museum areas – one showcasing the authentic possessions of the Minkov brothers authentic possessions, and the other the millenary history of winemaking in this region.

Visitors to this facility have the ability to see and to trace the whole winemaking cycle i.e. from harvesting to ageing in oak barrels in the underground tunnels. Also guests can taste wines at locations such as a fireplace, among the barrels, or on the tower where a splendid view opens up.

With our combination of 135-year, this experience is sure to provide every visitor with memorable experience. This experience it contains high-quality wines, picturesque scenery, comfort and selected dishes matching the characteristics of the different wines which makes the visitors’ stay memorable and inspire a feeling of elegance and style. The varieties we grow are of high quality and has its own uniqueness due to its rich culture since 1875

Our Vineyards

Our Philosophy is “winemaking starts at the vineyard”. Owing to this philosophy we have chosen three plots that are the best in the region to grow wines Terziysko, Ognen and Devetak. Each of these vineyards have their own characteristic and provide its own distinctiveness to its wines

Ognen

Located on the eastern slopes of the Terziyski Hill at an altitude of 184 to 225 metres the soil in this vineyard is leached, maroon forest soil. Region sees a mild winter and spring rains but mostly has warm sunshine till late autumn days. Under these conditions growing grapes for red wine grape is the best and we have chosen Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

Devetak

This vineyard is situated on southwest of the Hisar Hill with small hills and hollows. The vineyard is at an altitude of 180 to 205 metres and has soil composition that has volcanic and sedimentary rocks which is mixed with sand-and-clay soil which enables us to grow both red and white wine grape varieties. We have selected a palette of traditional and modern varieties, including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Viognier, Muscat Petits Grains, and Muscat Ottonel.

Terziysko

Terziysko vineyard is located on the eastern slopes of the Terziyski Hill at an average altitude of 350 metres. The soil here is maroon forest soil, and has diverse and rich structure. Rainfall in this region is good for ripening of the grapes. Also, the cooler climate provides suitable condition for growing white wine grape varieties. We have selected Rhine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel and Black Muscat.






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