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. The harvest begins usually in the mid September-October, when the grapes are fully ripe. Grape clusters are hand – picked. Grapes are transported to the winery in small plastic boxes. Then all of the damaged grapes are manually removed. Fermentation process takes place in stainless steel tanks.