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Mitko Manolev Winery

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Hill Climb Between Bolyaskata Kashta Ruins And Kordopulov House, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
+359 88 754 5795
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Hong Kong, China
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636 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This little cave cellar is located up the hill behind the main street. The owner can be a little surly but once you sit down order some tasting and a cheese plate it all becomes fun. Some of the wines are ok, some are terrible but hey that is the fun! The owner relaxed once we just sat down and... More 

Thank teamflames
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Fair uphill hike to the cellar but worth the experience. We took the back road down for a different experience. The cave is unique complete with its own "bat" that provided some entertainment. The wines are made here using nature methods and will not be to the likeing of everyone. At 2 Lev a glass for 4 types of wine... More 

Thank Barry P
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This place was so authentic, we found the proprietor friendly and welcoming. We chatted to him when we were tasting our wine and he was enthusiastic about his products. We bought a bottle of the melnik red which my girlfriend said was the best red wine she has ever drunk. Definitely a highlight

Thank Dave N
London, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

There is seating inside the cool cellar, which is lined with wine barrels. Whilst the proprietor was a bit grumpy at first, he warmed up when my husband bought a bottle of red for 7 (!!!) lev. The tasting fee is 2 lev is waived with a bottle purchase. There is seating outside as well with some great views of... More 

Thank genibre69
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

In a ten day trip to Bulgaria the proprietor of this establishment is the only person that cheated us. After the tasting we wanted to order two bottles of the one wine that was not obviously contaminated but I can only presume that since we were foreign tourists the owner decided to send us away with two bottles of his... More 

Thank firefarmer74
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Going for a short visit and wine tasting turned into a half day visit and so much fun and great times with friends, other tourist and the owner. Great wine! Brought some home and now I feel the need to re visit to get more. Lovely place and people!

1 Thank Artsylena
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Unique place. Number One for sun downing, cellar visiting and a great look over Melnik and the higher hills and Pyramides

Thank sune78
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Climb up the cobbled steps towards the back of the village and you will find a cellar carved into the wall. The owner spoke good english and gave us a full talk on how he makes the wine, the history, and so on. We climbed up there at about 5 pm so it was baking but then we sat in... More 

Thank 31lana31
Bansko, Bulgaria
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

My husband and I live in Bansko and we had been told by locals and tourists alike that Mitko's winery was one of the wineries to be visited in Melnik. What a disappointment. We only spent 10 minutes there since the cellar is very small. When we started to ask questions about how the wine was made in this area... More 

2 Thank Anna27

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hill Climb Between Bolyaskata Kashta Ruins And Kordopulov House, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Blagoevgrad Province  >  Melnik
  • Phone Number: +359 88 754 5795

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?