Domaine Boyar was the first private wine company founded after the fall of the communist regime in Bulgaria. Established in Sofia and London in 1991, Domaine Boyar managed to navigate successfully through the period of economic transition and establish itself as one of the biggest and most trusted producers and exporters of Bulgarian wine to Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
Domaine Boyar is a company entirely dedicated to modern winemaking. Their mission is to develop wine culture by creating wines that truly inspire a more stylish and exciting life.
Their team consists of highly qualified oenologists and the most modern wine cellars in Central and Eastern Europe. They are extremely careful in their selection of only the best grapes of each and every harvest to reach wine of maximum quality. They aspire to produce exciting wines in a vibrant spectrum of styles and provide a sheer pleasure to those in the know.
Major markets of the company are the United Kingdom, Benelux, Russia, Canada, USA and the Scandinavian countries. Domaine Boyar and Blueridge are the only Bulgarian wine brands to enter the prestigious British wine rank list Top 50 of AС Nielsen in the mid-90s.
Shumen winery is located in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. The region is characterized by a moderate continental climate and a favorable influence of the Black Sea - conditions which make "Shumen" a key winery for the production of white wines. Temperature and humidity in the region, together with soil characteristics, are particularly suitable for the cultivation of noble white varieties such as Chardonnay, Traminer, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc and the indigenous variety Dimiat as well as red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The winery was founded in 1948. Its white wines are the first in Bulgaria’s exports to Western Europe. The winery became part of "Domaine Boyar" in 1996 and since then it has been subject to a number of investment projects for its modernization which main goals were to improve the quality of the wines produced in it. In 2010 a high-tech equipment for the production of sparkling wines was installed in the winery.