Augeo Family Estate will participate for the first time at Balkans International Wine Challenge in June. You will have the opportunity to visit our stall in the second weekend of June, on the 7th, 8th and 9th. The eighth edition will take place outside for the first time in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The participants and the jury will be from Balkan countries. Follow the details on our website and in Augeo’s Facebook page to find out which wines you will be able to taste!
You are welcome to the premier wine tasting of Augeo’s wines in Varna on April 11th at 19h in Casavino Neptun. Save your spot by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 052 953 533 and try Augeo Exquisite Rose 2017, Augeo Chardonnay Barrel 2016, Augeo Melnik 55 2017, Augeo Ruen 2017, Augeo Red Blend Reserve 2015 and Augeo Syrah and Merlot 2016. The price of the tasting is 20 BGN.
A special guest will be Gergana Manolova, from the family of the producers. In addition to her knowledge in practice from the summers, spent in Vranya village, her theoretical base on the world of wine was obtained during the completion of her diploma Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits from WSET in parallel with her studies in Strategic Marketing in Imperial College London. With enthusiasm she will answer all of the wuestions about the wines of Augeo Family Estate and will taste six wines, four of which are medalists from Vienna, Quebec, Hong Kong and London.
Augeo Family Estate Merlot Reserve 2016 is among the top 50 best Bulgarian wines for 2018 according to DiVino. With 88 points it took 44th place in the ranking with over 700 competing wines from local and international varieties.
In the tasting notes of Augeo Merlot the jury wrote: “the wine has deep crimson color. It has a complicated nose with notes of spices, earthly accents of warm soil, black olives, black cassis in licour and resin. Medium to full body, tight, fresh and harmonic with a smoky finish. Wine with aging potential to remain in the bottle for 2-3 years (2019-2022)”.DiVino’s team makes its selection for the 8th year in a row. Augeo Merlot won gold at the German competition Mundus Vini recently.
Augeo Family Estate will have a stall at the Festival of Wine from Local Bulgarian Varieties “The Wine of the Thracians”. The festival will take place in Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Visit us on April 19th between 10 and 18 o’clock and April 20th between 12 and 18 o’clock in International Fair Plovdiv Pavillion 2. You could try and buy at special prices Augeo’s wines from local and international varieties. We look forward to see you there!
For the first time Augeo Family Estate will participate in the three-day Wine and Food Festival, which will take place in the seaside capital between April 12th and 14th 2019 in Varna Mall at Vladislav Varnenchik Boulevard 186. The festival is organized for the seventh consecutive year and the organizers are promising the participating wineries, wine importers and food producers will present a rich and diverse product lines.
The official opening in on Friday, April 12th at 16h. The entrance will cost 10 BGN per day. On Friday you will find us at our stall until 20h, on Saturday between 11 and 19h and on Sunday between 11 and 17h.
You will have the opportunity to taste the award-winning wines of Augeo, including the recently awarded at European challenges Augeo Ruen, Augeo Melnik 55, Augeo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Augeo Merlot Reserve 2016, as well as the whites and gold-medalist rosés in our portfolio. You could purchase our wines at special prices during the expo.
You are welcome, we look forward to seeing you!
The night before the first day of Spring there is an interesting event with Augeo Family Estate’s wines coming up. On March 21st at 19h at Rosso Paint Wine Bar, the guests who signed up have the opportunity to taste three of Augeo’s wines and to paint a gorgeous painting with a Spring theme with the help of a professional artist.
All materials needed for creating the painting, as well as the wine tasting of Augeo Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Exquisite Rosé, all with medals from wine competitions in China and Canada, are included in the price of 39 leva.
The event is for people who love art, Spring and exquisite wines! We will be expecting you!
Augeo Family Estate Merlot Reserve 2016 is a golden medalist at the prestigious competition in Germany Mundus Vini. Because of the high quality of the wine, the award is well-deserved. Over 7200 wines participated in the Spring Tasting of Mundus Vini.
The wine challenge took place in Neustadt for the 24th time and this year it happened between February 19th and 24th. The international jury of 260 wine experts, including 7 Bulgarians specialists, ranked the wines from a total of 156 wine regions.
“The quality of the wines up for assessment at this year’s Spring Tasting impressed our jury of experts,” according to Christian Wolf, Director Degustation of Mundus Vini. “Particularly pleasing were the variety of countries of origin – in addition to wines from Europe we tasted ones from Australia, Chile, South Africa and China”.
The awarded at Mundus Vini Augeo Family Estate Merlot Reserve 2016 has the opportunity to be presented to trade visitors at the world’s largest trade fair for wines and spirits, ProWein in Düsseldorf, from 17 to 19 March 2019.
The Bulgarian producers won a total of 23 wines in this edition of the competition, which brought a lot of pride for our country and solidified their place on the world wine map.
On Saturday, February 16th, as soon as the sun rose over Augeo’s vineyards, the preparation for Trifon Zarezan, the wine holiday began. Before 10 o’clock when the event was announced it would start, the first guests already started to arrive. They followed the special Augeo signs, placed especially for the event, and the GPS coordinates, and they discovered our meeting place. The guests were greeted by three generations from the family of the producers – Maria, her son Stoyan, and his daughter Gergana.
The celebration began with a ritual by priest Angel and the traditional pruning of the vines of the emblematic for the region and for Augeo grape variety Melnik 55. All 220 guests had the opportunity to try the pruning process, and most did.
Lots of music and good mood followed the wine tasting of all wines in Augeo’s portfolio. Throughout the day the music performances by the Folklore program with performance groups from the neighboring town Katuntsi were alternating with folk songs and national dances. The event’s guests joined a traditional horo dance, including some of our international guests from Austria, England, Greece, Australia and South Korea.
The wines that recently received medals from competitions in England and China sparked a large interest among the wine tasters. The wines from the traditional varieties Augeo Melnik 55 and Augeo Ruen were tasted right next to the vineyards were the grapes for these wines comes from. The new bio wine series, including Augeo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Augeo Red Blend Reserve 2015 received an ovation.
We look forward to the next Melnik Wineries Open Doors Days next year when we hope to see you again there!
On Trifon Zarezan, the celebration of Vine-growers and Winemakers, Augeo Family Estate will participate for the first time at Melnik Wineries Open Doors Day.
On February 16th, 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!
Here is the program for the day:
10:00 Three generations of the family of the producers will greet you
10:15 Ritual to bless the vineyards with priest Angel from Vranya Village
10:30 – 14:30 Folklore program with performance groups from the neighboring town Katuntsi
11:30 – 15:00 Lunch with dishes over the grill
10:30 – 16:00 Ability to participate in the pruning of Augeo’s vines and to taste 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 16th! The entry is free. All wine lovers are welcome, we will be expecting you!
GPS coordinates 41.4396156, 23.4006878 – Vranya village
Two of Augeo Family Estate’s wines won medals at China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2019 in China.
With its gold medal, Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is the only awarded Bulgarian bio wine in this edition of the completion, and with its bronze medal Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 is the only wine from a typical Bulgarian variety with an award.
The competition is the biggest and most influential in China – the country, on its way to become the biggest importer of wine and alcoholic beverages in the world and currently the fastest developing market for wine in the world.
“I am very excited about the successes of our wines,” shared Gergana Manolova, marketing director and a partner in the producing firm Exquisite Wines. “We are receiving our first medal for a wine in our new bio series Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and yet another award for Augeo Ruen 2017 and this makes me really proud,” she added.
In mid-January in Hong Kong 100 jury members gathered for a blind tasting to give their marks for thousands of wines produced all over the world. The key element in forming the final conclusion for the medals was the quality of the wines.
”The jury members are professionals in the industry, selected for their expertise in wine and their knowledge of the market. A medal from CWSA for a wine is proof for excellent quality,” said Yu Kong Chow, a representative of the wine challenge.
The gold medalist Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a bio wine with limited series of 1809 bottles. It has a garnet color with medium to deep intensity. In the aromas could be found dried fruits, spices, dried tomato and forest grass. The taste is concentrated with underlined harmony immediately after tasting and in the center. The velvety finish is complemented with a spicy notes that correspond with the aromas of dried plums and forest herbs. The wine is one of four bio wines in Augeo’s portfolio along with Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015, Red Blend Reserve 2015 and Augeo Syrah and Merlot 2016.
Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017, bronze medalist of the challenge, has deep purple color with a fresh fruity aroma. The intensity is pronounced, as aromas of red and black forest fruits, floral notes, raisins and other dried fruits, as well as forest herb aromas could be discovered. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 7 months, which gives light oak nuances of the taste. The body is full with medium tannins and a long nice finish. Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 won a medal as Commended Winner of International Wine Challenge 2019 England in November 2018
The wines of Augeo Family Estate are medal winners in wine challenges on three continents. All white and red wines, as well as the rosés, could be tasted at the vineyards of the brand, which are in Vranya village, 12 km away from Melnik, on February 16th within the open days of the wineries in Melnik region, organized in relation to the wine holiday Trifon Zarezan.