In mid-May Augeo Family Estate 2018 will have its premiere. It is the first wine from the 2018 vintage in Augeo’s portfolio. It is a blend between the typical Bulgarian variety Shiroka Melnishka Loza 80% and Syrah 20%. It has a clear light pink color and balanced floral and fruity aromas of blossoming flowers, raspberries, strawberries and red fruits. The wine has a medium body, high acidity and succulence. The taste is dominated by red fruits like strawberries and raspberries. White cherries, ripe apples, pears and peach notes could be discovered as well. It has a fresh and long finish. This wine was produced in a limited series of 2565 bottles. You will find it in specialized shops and wine bars after May 20th. Augeo Rose 2018 is a great choice for the summer. Taste it!
Augeo Family Estate Red Blend Reserve 2015 received a silver medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019. In the 26th edition of this prestigious competition participated 9 150 wines from 46 countries. They were judged by 340 international jury members. The competition, often called the Mondial of Wine, is travelling and takes place in a different country each year. The host-city in 2019 was Aigle in Switzerland.
This year the Bulgarian wines again brought reasons of pride as our country is among producing counties like Spain, France in Italy in the Top 10 countries by number of medals.
The silver medalist Augeo Family Estate Red Blend Reserve 2015 is a blend between 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 15% Melnik 55. The grapes were grown biologically in the Struma Valley.
Augeo Family Estate will participate for the first time at Balkans International Wine Challenge and Festival in June. You will have the opportunity to visit our stall in the second weekend of June. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7th, at 17:30, and on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, we will be there between 12 pm and 10pm.
The eighth edition will take place outside for the first time in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. Over 100 wineries from the Balkan wine-producing countries are expected to participate.
The competition part will be on June 5th and 6th and the jury members will be experts from the 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 email@example.com 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!