Vitis Tour is definitely the wine tour to not miss if you pass in Brestovitsa, at only 17 km from Plovdiv, considered as the « capital of wine in Bulgaria ». Its creator, a dynamic Frenchman, Guy Labeyrie, has only one ambition : to make you live an unforgettable moment, in the heart of the Bulgarian vineyards.
For Guy, former merchant of Bordeaux now living in Brestovitsa, Bulgaria, and his very friendly team, a wine tour is much more than wine tastings. They mean landscapes, meetings, history, anecdotes, architecture, good food… We discovered the tour during a short weekend in Plovdiv, on the occasion of the Saint Trifon Zarezan. Guy, whom we had met in Sofia a few months earlier, is a memorable guy, totally passionate about wine. He had invited us to join him in Brestovitsa on the occasion of this memorable wine festival in Bulgaria. Also nice occasion to discover his amazing Vitis Tour, an unique wine tour in Bulgaria.
The Meeting takes place at Vitis Tour Information Center at the entrance of the village (But can also take place at the tourist information center in the pedestrian street of Plovdiv), a small Bulgarian house that Guy has partially renovated to install his office, nicely decorated. The smell of wine perfumes the whole room because of the hole that Guy made in the wooden floor in order to let the smell on the wine cave bellow to dissipate in the office. Immersion is immediate and instantaneous. After a presentation of Bulgarian wine, equipped with our tasting glass and our plan of the village follow the barrels itinerary that guided our wine tour in the « Wine Capital of Bulgaria ». In the program : Visit of 4 private cellars, which open their doors for wine tastings of the main local grape varieties and the discovery of the intimacy of the winegrowers of this village and the « home made » wine.
Walk on the streets of the village of Brestovitsa living peacefully in the middle of the vineyards. Very typical, the local people invited us to taste their home products. Where else is it possible to live that ? The visit continues with the one of the cooperative cellar whose members are 500 winegrowers of the village and the Wine House Museum Vlahov.
The discovery of the Panoramic view of the Thracian valley from the cross which dominates the village is definitely a Must of the Vitis Tour. There, the tasting of magnificent Bulgarian wines continues under the unparalleled enthusiasm of Guy in a unique setting in the heart of the vineyards.
Then welcome to the Cultural Association “Saznanie” to taste local products and learn home recipes by the women of the village. 3 hours of meetings and unforgettable gustative pleasures. Private Tour from Sofia : With Vitis Tour, Guy organizes also private « Thracian Valley » tour from Sofia, the Capital. Participate in an Assembly workshop in Brestovitsa, taste the two red grape King varieties of the Thracian valley, Mavrud and Rubin to create your own cuvée ! Enjoy a luxurious winegrower’s picnic in the vineyards facing the Rodope Mountains. Guy will guide you during the Old Plovdiv tour, European Capital of Culture. During these visits, you will discover the best part of Bulgaria : the history, the traditions, the nature, the food, the know-how. If you are looking for a unique tour through the vineyards or an Œnology week-end in Plovdiv, you are in the right place !
More : VITIS TOUR, 19 Str Vassil Levski, 4224 Brestovitsa, Plovdiv –Bulgaria / Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / +359 52 800 256 / Facebook / Time : Half-day tours, day tours, teambuildings, etc. Vitis Tour offers you propositions to fit your needs / Languages : Bulgarian, French, English / The Must : Highly friendly