Zlaten Rozhen Winery was born in 2009 when owners Teodor and Marusya Osikov bought several small vineyards in the Struma Valley. They then opened a small hotel in Rozhen Village, bought some more vineyards and started building a winery. In 2014, the first wines were bottled in their own base, in Kapatovo Village. In 2018, a degustation hall was opened.
Slowly, but carefully and sustainably, just like in winemaking, the Osikovs have created a modern production facility, excellent vineyards, a trusted team.
Vineyards and wines
The Osikovs vineyards spread on 80 hectares and are cultivated with respect to the land, knowledge of local terroir and search for its distinctive character. They are located close to the winery, at Kapatovo and Levunovo villages. International stars Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc, Sangiovese, Muscat, Viognier and Marselan are cultivated together with Bulgarian varieties Melnik Rubin, Melnik 55, Wide Melnik Vine and Sandanski misket.
Zlaten Rozhen offers excellent conditions to those who want to immerse in the wine magic of the Melnik region. The cosy 3-star boutique hotel in Rozhen Village offers traditional atmosphere and cosiness, spa procedures, delicious food after home recipes of selected ingredients by small local producers, and opportunities for individual or corporate thematic wine events.
The modern degustation hall in the winery at Kapatovo Village is an opportunity to discover local varieties and terroir, see how wine is made and immerse in the sacrament of tasting.
Zlaten Rozhen is in an area rich in places to visit: Pirin National Park, Melnik and its sandstone pyramids, Rozhen Monastery, Rupite locality with St Petka the Bulgarian church, Samuilova Fortress.