On Trifon Zarezan, the celebration of Vine-growers and Winemakers, Augeo Family Estate will participate for the second time at Melnik Wineries Open Doors Day and will present the pride of Bulgaria on the palm of the hand. The folklore program will be performed by a group from the Danube city of Ruse and the wines will come from our vines near Melnik.
On February 15th, Saturday, visit our vineyards in the beautiful Vranya village, where you could see Rupite, Melnik Pyramids, South Pirin, Slavyanka, Orgajden and Belasitsa Mountains, Tepeto in Vranya and the Holy Spirit church, as well as Promachon and Agkistro in Greece.
You could participate in the pruning of the vines of the typical Bulgarian varieties Ruen, Melnik 55 and Shiroka Melnishka with the help of our vine-growers and to actively help the preparation of the new vintage of Augeo!
In 2019, over 220 people visited Augeo Family Estate’s vineyards. Lots of music and good mood followed the wine tasting of all wines in Augeo’s portfolio. The event’s guests joined a traditional horo dance, including some of our international guests.
Here is the program for the day this year:
10:00 Three generations of the family of the producers will greet you
11:00 Ritual to bless the vineyards with priest Angel from Vranya Village
10:30 – 15:30 Folklore program with Folkole Dance Theater “Nayden Kirov” from Ruse
11:30 – 15:00 Lunch with dishes over the grill
14:30-15:00 Parallel tasting of three vintages Augeo Melnik 55 and two vintages Augeo Ruen
10:00 – 16:00 Ability to participate in the pruning of Augeo’s vines, to taste and buy at special prices all wines of the brand
Be with us to feel the atmosphere of the celebration and to try our award-winning wines from competitions on three continents, at the place where our high-quality grapes grows under the warm sunlight.
Melnik Wineries Open Doors Days give you the chance to see the only place in the world where the Bulgarian grape varieties Shiroka Melnishka, Melnik 55 and Ruen grow. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, don’t forget your cameras and join us at our vineyards on February 15th! The entry is free. All wine lovers are welcome, we will be expecting you!
GPS coordinates 41.4396156, 23.4006878 – Vranya village, same as last year. Follow the signs!