We started in a turbulent and controversial time for Bulgaria, and it turned out that the root is deeper than we thought. That is why when we look back we see that the philosophy of our work is still being created.The most important thing in it is connecting the age-old tradition with creation, learning from our own mistakes and being proud of what we have achieved.
These principles guide us every day, define our behaviour and mark our development. This is how the unthinkable and provocative vineyards of Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Traminer, Viognier, Alicante Bouchet and Muscat Bianco appeared in Ivaylovgrad. With the traditional Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the palette is complete and captivating even for the most discerning connoisseurs.
We rely on the excellent natural features of the area, preserved from industrial and ecological pollution, on the warm and mild climate at the latitude of 41 parallels, on the semi-arid relief and the fertile mineral soils, on the crystal clear waters and constant winds carrying moist Mediterranean air.
We make use of the wonderful grapes that bring together the caressing sun of the south, the life-giving breeze of the mountains and give the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines their characteristic aromas, high fruitiness and density.
She is the one who puts her talent, love and spirit into the wine. She "raises" these wines. And yes, that's exactly the correct word to use. She conducts and controls the "new birth", helping through every stage of its development. After birth, she fixes its wild temper. She helps and nurtures the young wine, leading it to its own purpose and destination. And at the end, she gives it a drop of her immense love for the world around. The drop that sustains it, shining in your glasses on a day and a feast. With Mrs. Ivana Yamanatieva's wines you will feel warm and loved in each moment, regardless if it's a happy, solemn or sad one.
Vineyard care is one of Yuliyan Yamantiev's priorities. The young vine plantations were established due to the need for adjustment in vine varieties, change in terroir and in order to be able to keep up with the global trends in viticulture and wine-making. “We raised the young vines, or as I call them, “the young soldiers,” to an altitude of over 400m and placed them on the firm foundation of the marble earth,” Yuliyan Yamantiev tells us. He believes that each vine should receive the necessary “upbringing” and “training” to do its best. Caring for vines is like caring for people. and the family is convinced that through wine, they realize a part of the universal plan of the Supreme Creator.