Wine cellar “Manastira” is specialized in producing high-quality wines. It is located in southern Bulgaria, 25 km. away Pazardzhik city, in a deep valley surrounded by the slopes of Sredna Gora, near Topolnitsa River, in the village of Lesichovo. The region is known for its rich culture and historical heritage. The love for Bulgarian history, rich nature, and good wine help them turn this place into paradise.
Wine cellar “Manastira” has 300 decares high standard vineyards from the following varieties: red grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Mavrud, Merlot, Syrah, Ancelotta and white grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Muscat..The winery and its vineyards are located in a region in Bulgaria, which is most suitable for grape growing – Thracian Valley. It is famous for its millennial wine traditions. The climate conditions of the region provide a good opportunity for getting rich and deep wines of “Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Mavrud”. The unique combination of climate and soil characteristics favours for the excellent quality of the wines produced in this area. White and red grapes are cultivated in the district, but the red ones dominate in quantity.
The amount of care taken in the vineyards can affect the quality of the grapes and how fully they ripen. That`s why a group of professionals look after the vineyards during the whole year. The harvest begins usually in the mid September – October, when the grapes are fully ripe. Grape clusters are hand – picked. Then grapes are transported to the winery in small plastic boxes where all of the damaged grapes are manually removed.