Bulgaria’s Wine Center

MELNlK is an old wine center Melnik wine was highly appreciated at the market of Thessalonica. The town has been popular as a wine-growing region since l346. The famous Melnik vine had been brought here from Syria in ancient times. Winston Churchill, a longtime fan of this wine, for years on end used to order from this robust, deep-flavoured ‘southern’ wine, produced from a unique local brand of vine.

The climate of Melnik is favourable for medical treatment of chronic pulmonary, kidney and rheumatic disorders.

Melnik is situated at a distance of 20 km from the town of Sandanski and is linked through an asphalt road (12 km) to Sofia-Athens international road. There are regular bus connections with Petrich, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad and Sofia. The nearest railway station, Damyanitsa, on the Sofia – Koulata (Athens) railway line is at a distance of 12 km and there is a regular bus line to it.