“Manastira” Winery
Lesichovo Village, Pazardzhik District
Contact: +359/887 065 635

Винарска изба "Манастира"

About us

History

The walls of Christian monastery shone
in a beautiful place, huddled in oak forests, clod with green grass.

It cherished a miraculous icon of the Holy Virgin, which healed the sick who believed in the heavenly power.

The monastery was destroyed by the Turks who conquered the lands along the middle reaches of Topolnitza River at the beginning of XV century. They set the monastery on fire and pulled down the high stone walls. Only the solid foundations remained to witness its existence. The Christian centre in the past gave the name of the area – “The Monastery”.

Winemaking

The cellar has 300 decares of high standard vineyards

Винарска изба "Манастира"

Wine cellar “Manastira” has 300 decares of high standard vineyards from the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mavrud, Merlot, Syrah, Ancelotta, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Muscat Ottonel.

The winery and the vineyards are located in a region in Bulgaria, which is most suitable for grape growing – Thracian Valley. It is famous for its millennial wine traditions. The climate conditions of the region provide a good opportunity for getting rich and deep wines of “Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Mavrud”. The unique combination of climate and soil characteristics favours for the excellent quality of the wines produced in this area. White and red grapes are cultivated in the district, but the red ones dominate in quantity.

The amount of care taken in the vineyards can affect the quality of the grapes and how fully they ripen. Therefore a group of professionals look after the vineyards during the whole year.

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The harvest begins usually in the mid September-October, when the grapes are fully ripe.

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Grape clusters are hand – picked. Grapes are transported to the winery in small plastic boxes. Then all of the damaged grapes are manually removed.

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Fermentation process takes place in stainless steel tanks.

awards

World Wine Awards and Competitions

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2017

Gold medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Gorna Trakia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016

Silver medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016

Ilaya Mavrud Reserve 2013

Rose Wine Expo Kazanlak

Gold medal

Rose Wine Expo 2016

Middle Forest Rose 2015

Rose Wine Expo Kazanlak

Bronze medal

Rose Wine Expo 2015

Kolibri Mavrud Rose 2014
Middle Forest Rose 2014

Decanter World Wine Awards

Commended

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Kolibri Mavrud Rose 2013

The Balkans International Wine Competition

Silver medal

The Balkans International Wine Competition 2014

Kolibri Mavrud Rose 2013

Vino Balkanika

Silver medal

VinoBalkanika 2014

Ilaya Mavrud Reserve 2012

Винария

Silver medal

Vinaria 2013

Kolibri Mavrud Rose 2012