The heavy wines in Bulgaria are numerous – the ruby-coloured Mavrud and Melnik are among the most famous sorts. Travelling through the southern part of Bulgaria, where these rich, red and strong wines are produced, you will find a wide range of other interesting wines.

The “Death Road” is a challenging trip and only for experienced wine tasters – we try the Bulgarian wines from the heavy end. We visit wine producers, vineyards, talk to experts and enjoy local food and cultural sights connected with wine production and the ancient history of the area, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.

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