Wine Cellar Villa Melnik invites you to the annual celebration of Lazarovden on 16 April 2022 (Saturday) from 10:00 am at the winery near Harsovo Village, Melnik Region.

Lazarovden celebrates the coming of spring, rejuvenation, the hope for good health, fertility, well-being, and peace! Villa Melnik’s guests can take a guided tour through the vineyards, the gravity-flow production winery, and the underground cellar-tunnels, dug into the sandy hill, where the barrels and bottles age. We will be tasting the new vintages of whites and roses, as well as some of the top aged red wines. According to Lazarovden tradition, visitors will weave flower crowns for good health and good luck. We will be holding arts and crafts workshops and will paint with wine and other natural dyes. The enthusiasts will take part in planting new flowers and fruit trees in our gardens. There will be music, dancing, local food, and lots of wine! For more information: tel. 0898 578 153, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wine Cellar Villa Melnik is a family-owned winery near Harsovo Village, Melnik Region with 30 hectares of own vineyards and a modern winemaking facility. The mission of the owners, the Zikatanov family is to preserve and revive the indigenous Melnik grapes – Broad-leaved Melnik, Melnik 55, Ruen, Melnik 1300 Jubilee, Sandanski misket, Keratsuda. From them, Villa Melnik produces world-class wines that carry numerous awards from international wine contests.

In 2020, Villa Melnik was ranked #39 in Top 50 "World’s Best Vineyards" after secret visits and an anonymous vote by over 500 wine experts from around the globe. This prestigious recognition is an equivalent of a Michelin star and ranks the winery among the best in the world. It reflects Villa Melnik’s continuous efforts to popularize Melnik wine and the traditions of the region.

You can find Villa Melnik’s wines under the brand names Aplauz, Bergule, Rare Verities, Orange Wine, Hailstorm, Family Tradition. The winery is open for visitors every single day. It is also popular for its rich events calendar – including Trifon Zarezan, Lazarovden, July Morning camping festival, weddings, events and more.

For more information, visit:

The material was provided by the Wine Cellar Villa Melnik.