By Paul Caputo

The Thracian Valley boasts tremendous wine making potential because of the rich diversity of microclimates that the region offers. It’s a big region with a long history of wine production.

Most of the wines from this region are labeled as Thracian Valley PGI, although there are quite a few wineries releasing good quality wines as table wine. Although the Thracian Valley has a number of official appellations there are very few producers who are interested in using them.

The romantic old town of Plovdiv acts as the centre of the region. In the surrounding countryside there are a number of appellations to explore but few producers

Appellations of Thracian Lowlands

Nova Zagora

The Nova Zagora wine region is located in southeastern Bulgaria and is known for its high-quality wine production. The region has a long history of wine-making, dating back to the ancient Thracians, and today, the vineyards of Nova Zagora produce a variety of wine styles, including red, white, and rosé wines. Although international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted here, local grapes such as Mavrud and Rubin can also be found.

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