Six Bulgarian wines win top awards at Vinaria 2017 in Plovdiv

Six Bulgarian wines won the prestigious Golden Rhython award at the 2017 Vinaria exhibition in Plovdiv, the National Vine and Wine Chamber said on February 23.

Vinaria, the largest-scale wine event in the Balkans annually, is on at the International Fair Plovdiv until February 26.

A 24- member jury of Bulgarian and foreign wine experts, including from France, the UK, the Czech Republic and Italy, tasted samples of 360 Bulgarian and foreign wines in the competition.

The international commission awarded medals to 83 wines, while 50 wines got gold medals. The largest number went to Villa Yambol, which won nine gold and four silver medals, as well as the chamber’s barrel of the year award.

Bulgaria’s Golden Rhython winners at Vinaria 2017 are Kabile Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, Thracian Valley 2016 (producer, Villa Yambol), Grand Prix Golden Rhythm Rose, Thracian Valley 2016 (producer, Black Gold), Villa Marvella Cabernet Franc, Thracian Valley 2016 (producer,Black Gold), Elenovo 2015 Chardonnay (producer, Edoardo Miroglio), Gaetan Rose 2015 (producer, Oryahovitsa) and Rubaiyat red blend 2012 (producer, Vinex Preslav).

This year, about 50 wine producers are represented at Vinaria, apart from those from Bulgaria, there are producers from Moldova, Macedonia, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey, among others.

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