If you want to celebrate the traditional in Bulgaria holiday of St. Lazarus, and at the same time to indulge your senses with unique local wine, visit for the holiday, Villa Melnik. On April 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winery, you will be able to together with the гдяшя garlands of spring flowers and taste new vintages of white and rosé wines. Everyone who has a traditional Bulgarian costume can wear it and so the guests themselves will make the holiday even more special.
Lazarus is always celebrated on the 8th day before Easter. On it, all the girls in the village used to dress in their festive costumes and to knit wreaths of wild flowers for the next day – Palm Sunday. They went from house to house, singing ritual songs and bless the homes. The hosts, in turn, give them eggs, fruit, small gifts, and money. According to the tradition, a girl who did not participate in the custom could not marry. It was on Lazarus lads asked for the hand of their beloved ones.
If you choose to celebrate the holiday in Villa Melnik the hosts will treat you to fine wines. Although relatively new, opened in 2013 the winery has already proven to its customers and to sommeliers for its quality wines. It is located in the village Harsovo, 7 km from the town of Melnik. If you’re a fan of white wine we recommend you to try the aromatic Viognier. Because of the specificities of the region famous for its sort, Shiroka melnishka Loza / Wide Melnik Vine/ do not miss the red wines.
You must try also the orange wine of Villa Melnik, which won the prestigious award for best special wine in Bulgaria. As understood from its name, it has a brilliant orange color and is cooked in technology opposite to that of Rose. While rosé is made from red grapes with technology for white wines, the orange wine of Villa Melnik is from white grapes, but the material stays longer, which is typical for the making of red wine. The effect, the aroma, and taste are truly divine. In the winery will offer you to try a bunch of other amazing drinks and to buy bottles to take home at very reasonable price.