• Launch of Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019

    In December 2020, just before the Holidays, we launched our newest red wine from the series Augeo Family Estate – Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019.

    Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019 includes 70% of the typical variety ‎from Struma Valley and 30% Merlot. The wine has medium intensity color with attractive crimson ‎notes. The aromas are the characteristic for Shiroka Melnishka Loza strawberries, white cherries ‎and red fruit. The distinctive aromas for Merlot blueberry, blackberry and chocolate could be felt as ‎well. The taste reconfirms the aromas with additional fruit notes that could be savored. The wine ‎has a long finish and potential for aging. The series is limited to 2679 bottles.‎

    The Shiroka Melnishka Loza grapes came from our own vineyards near Vranya village, planted in ‎‎1955. The grape variety Shiroka Melnishka Loza was named after the broad leaves of its vine and ‎after the region where the grapes grows – Melnik. The grape variety is unique and cannot be found ‎anywhere else around the world. Merlot is an international variety, originating from France. In our ‎country it grows well in the Thracian valley in the regions with stony soil and long hours of sunshine. ‎The ‎wines have a protected geographical indication Thracial Valley.‎

  • Successful end of the grapes-picking for Augeo

    The mirror date 10.10.2020 marked the end of the grapes-picking of the typical variety shiroka melnishka loza from Augeo Family Estate’s own vineyards in Vranya village, planted in 1955. Traditionally, three generations of the family of producers joined.

    The team picked for hours the large and thick grapes, which will turn into red wine from shiroka melnishka loza. The grape variety was named after the broad leaves of its vine and after ‎the region where the grapes grow – Melnik. The grape variety is unique and cannot be found anywhere else around the world.

    The year 2020 was difficult not only because of the pandemic situation, but due to the often rainfall during the summer season, which is not typical for the region. Despite all, the quality of the grapes is high and we expect the wine to become excellent, with potential to win medals at international competitions.

    The wine from last year’s vintage has been in months in oak barrels and will be bottled in October to be launched on the market later this year.

  • Augeo Family Estate with a gold medal at The Balkans International Wine Competition 2020

    Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2018 is a gold medalist at The Balkans International Wine Competition 2020 (BIWC). The ninth edition of BIWC 2020 took place in Belgrade, Serbia between September 9th and 11th 2020. The date had to be changed twice due to the pandemic situation. Wine experts from over 20 countries, along with the Chairman of the jury Mr Konstantinos Lazarakis MW tasted and graded the wines during the competition.

    “In regard to the dynamic situation this year, this is the only competition where an Augeo Family Estate wine is participating, which is why we are extremely proud of the result,” shared Gergana Manolova from the family of the producers.

    The third wine of Augeo Family Estate from the grape variety Melnik 55 confirmed the success of the already depleted earlier vintages. With the participation in the prestigious competition, Augeo Family Estate proved once again that the Bulgarian wine has excellent qualities.

    The gold medalist Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2018 has deep cherry color. The intensive aroma combines ripe forest fruits, strawberries, dried fruits and accents of forest herbs and vanilla cream. The taste is complex and rich, with sweet notes of ripe fruits, cinnamon and forest herbs. The wine was aged for 12 months in new 225L Bulgarian oak barrels, which give intensive notes of oak in the taste. It has the characteristic of the grape variety medium body and a spicy finish. The potential for aging in the bottle is long and probably the wine will develop well and will keep its strong points for 3 or more years after bottling.

  • Augeo Family Estate at DiVino Top 50 – Cancelled

    Which are the best Bulgarian wines of 2019? You could find that out and taste them on April 23rd 2020 at Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture. Among them will be one of Augeo Family Estate’s wines.

    Each year the degustation team of DiVino selects the DiVino Top 50 best Bulgarian wines based on regular tastings, which reflect the actual market reality at the wine sector in Bulgaria.

    The festive event will include a tasting of a wide selection of the highest ranked and awarded Bulgarian wines of 2019. The outstanding wines will be combined with suitable culinary offers.

    Date of the event: April 23rd 2020, 18:30, NDK hall 6

    The event will be cancelled due to the Ministry of Health’s instructions for prevention of Coronavirus.


    Tickets on www.vintageclub.bg, www.eventim.bg, www.bilet.bg, www.epaygo.bg


    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2594183144181386/?active_tab=about

  • Augeo at the Spring edition of the Wine Festival in Bulgaria Mall – DELAYED

    For the seventh year in a row, Bulgaria Mall hosts the Wine Festival, organized twice a year.  The wines of Augeo Family Estate will be part of the Wine Festival ‎‎for the third time.

    The Spring edition of the Wine Festival 2020 will take place on March 28th and 29th, between 13 and 19 o’clock at the ‎ground level of Bulgaria Mall. Over 30 winemakers and importers will participate, offering a wide selection of wines. Augeo Family Estate will participate with six of its award-winning wines.

    For more details of the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/130808781683888/?active_tab=about

    The event will be delayed due to the Ministry of Health’s instructions for prevention of Coronavirus.

  • Blind tasting of red local varieties – Postponed

    Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 will be part of a blind tasting of red local varieties. The event is organized by the Asociation of wine sales representatives in Bulgaria and will take place on March 18th at 19 o’clock at Café 1920, awarded Best New Place according to GoGuide.

    We will taste wines from the emblematic Bulgarian varieties – broad-leaved Melnik, rubin, mavrud, ruen, gumza, storgozia, as well as the rare Melnik 1300 Jubilee.

    Make a reservation by calling: 0897247565. The entrance fee is 15 BGN.

    More about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193327171924244/

    The event will be postponed until April. The new date will be announced soon.

  • Blind tasting of Melnik 55 at Vino Orenda

    Where does this typical Bulgarian variety come from, what does the name mean and why we call it endemite. The answers to those questions would be answered at Vino Orenda on March 12th. The blind tasting will include seven fantastic wines from the variety Melnik 55 from different wineries in Struma Valley from different vintages, using various methods of aging. One of them will be our newest Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2018.

    The entrance fee is 15 BGN per person /for two people 12 BGN per person/. The places are limited – please make your reservation via email or phone: asen.tsekov@vinoorenda.com ; 0889 623 606

    For more information – visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588621851301938/

  • Augeo tasting at SeeWines – DELAYED

    The first tasting of Augeo Family Estate is coming up on March 19th at SeeWines Gallery. During the event, the guests could hear the story of Augeo from the founders and could taste six wines from the portfolio, including the emblematic Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2016, double gold medalist in China.

    The entrance is free! Welcome to SeeWines Gallery on bul. Bulgaria 106 – Thursday, March 19th, 19:30. For more information visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082836708745711/

    The event will be delayed due to the Ministry of Health’s instructions for prevention of Coronavirus.

  • Princess Miriam de Ungria tasted Augeo Family Estate’s wines

    Princess Miriam de Ungria learned more about Bulgarian wines and tasted the rosé of Augeo Family Estate, blend between the local variety Shiroka Melnishka Loza, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. At the event, organized by the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria, she presented her collection of jewels, and Augeo supported the event.

    Exquisite Wines, the company behind the brand Augeo Family Estate, is a member of the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria and is represented by Gergana Manolova, from the founding family.