Vasilis the co-founder of Bulgaria Wine Tours and he often lead the wine tours. His background is actually in renewable energy, energy management, and consumption, and other environmental issues but he fell in love with Bulgarian wines and wine regions in 2013 during a research trip where Zina and he traveled around Bulgaria visiting wineries, talking to winemakers and listening to great stories. He loves history so he knows many stories and local legends about Bulgarian
Zina is the co-founder and managing director of Bulgaria Wine Tours. She has an undergraduate degree BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (Dubai) and École Hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland). She also has a Master’s degree (MSc) in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University (Sweden). She is a wine and tourism enthusiast. Her passion for wine naturally complements her background in tourism and sustainability, and she loves what she does.
A visit to Starosel. It was a great experience to discover the methods of wine making from its infancy to the present methods. Tasting 5 different kinds of wine was great.
a traveler United Kingdom
What an utterly memorable and magnificent wine tour at Starosel winery. Vasil, our tour guide, was warm, enthusiastic and hugely knowledgeable, which made the day even better. The tour itself was exceptionally organised and the wine was excellent!
Zina and Vasil have created a wonderful tour experience, one that I highly recommend to anyone visiting Plovdiv.
We had such a fantastic day, one that we will always remember.
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I would not have thought that a wine tour could be so pleasurable! I went as part of a group of friends for a 5-day tour with an extension visit to the Black Sea. Every moment was perfect, owing to the incredible care and organisation shown by our host Vasil. I can't recommend this company enough!
We spent a marvelous day visiting three vineyards south of Plovdiv. The three were all different from each other, but in each we toured the facility and tasted the wines the vineyard produced. Vasil was an excellent guide and was able to arrange a wide variety of tours in the region. In each case, he added something of interest: he took us to the Red Church, an exquisite ruin of a church well off the main road. We never would have found it on our own.
a traveler Bulgaria
We had a very enjoyable day with Bulgaria Wine Tours. Zina and Vasil were extremely flexible in organizing something which catered to our needs and the day itself ran like clockwork. Vasil was an informative and interesting guide, happy to take questions and focused on making the day enjoyable for us and delivered more than we expected from the tour. The vinyard we were taken to - Villa Terres - is set in a lovely location and they looked after us well - great wines to taste and good food to follow the tasting.
All in all we can highly recommend Bulgarian Wine Tours - a wonderful way to learn more about Bulgarian wines, history and to see some of the countryside outside the city!
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