Located in Pleven, a city in north central Bulgaria, the Wine Museum of Pleven is a atypical museum occupying a natural cave in Kaylaka park. That makes this place unique and essential for both Bulgarian and foreign wine lovers.
If you are wine enthusiasts and on the lookout for an atypical place to taste equally exceptional Bulgarian wines, the wine museum of Pleven is a place that you absolutely must know.
We had the chance to discover this address thanks to our Bulgarian friends, Mariana and Mitko, while a weekend in Pleven.
A collaboration with French designers and wine experts
The result of a collaboration between Bulgarian and French architects, designers and oenologists, the Wine Museum of Pleven is the only museum of wine on the Balkan Peninsula. It is not a surprise when you know that Pleven is considered as one of the main wine industry centers in Bulgaria, enjoying long wine tradition.
A cave with 5 galleries
Established in 2008, in one of the caves of Kaylaka park, the place offers five galleries and a total area of 650 square meters. Once entered, the cave impresses by its authencity and volumes.
7,000 wines from 30 to 90 years in age
In total immersion, the visitor can learn a lot about the Bulgarian wines. Equally important, they can have a taste among over 6,000 bottles from all Bulgarian viticultural regions. In addition, the wine museum of Pleven has the Bulgarian’s largest collection of over 7,000 old wines, from 30 to 90 years in age. Fantastic, is not it?
As a result, as many attractions that make this wine museum of Pleven an exceptional place for wine lovers.
Then the city of Pleven deserves a stop on your journey. Especially his Regional Historical Museum which is one of the biggest museums in Bulgaria.
As well as the panorama of Pleven which depicts the five months of siege of Plevna during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.