LOVICO SUHINDOL Winery is a direct successor to the oldest vine-growing and winemaking cooperative on the Balkans. As early as 1909 the founder Marko Vachkov brought together the local vine-growers, winemakers, and their families. The objective was to build a wine cellar and commence commercial production of wine, applying the most advanced winemaking techniques of that time. By its partnership nature, professionally run cellars and experimental viticulture, the winery was the oldest of this kind in Bulgaria and on the Balkans and remained unique in our country until the end of the 1920s. Marko Vachkov himself had knowledge and expertise in viticulture and oenology, as well as some engineering skills, acquired in Bulgaria and France. Under his management, the cooperative grew up to become the leading wine producer in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1952 the company’s assets, wine cellars, and vineyards were nationalized.
Since its very foundation back in the distant year 1909, LOVICO SUHINDOL Winery became one of the main driving forces of Bulgarian winemaking industry and has stayed at its forefront to-date. Due to our winery's efforts and quality, the breakthrough was made for Bulgarian high-quality wines to the international markets worldwide. Being one of Bulgaria's leading wine exporters, with history of exports since 1914 and export destinations to more than 40 countries on 5 continents, our winery exports over 4 million bottles of white and red wines per year. The winery has specialized in wines, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Mavrud, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc among others, as well as of Gamza - an emblematic indigenous grape variety in the region.
Today the winery is a leading name in Bulgaria's wine producing industry. The implementation of modern vinification methods, combined with the tradition and experience of over a 100 years of business practice, guarantee the creation of wines with a true Bulgarian character and quality