Magura Winery, Established in 1967 in the District of Vidin
Magura Winery was established in 1967 in the village of Rabisha, in northwestern Bulgaria. The location is known as one of Bulgaria’s mysterious and most picturesque areas situated between the Danube and the red sand cliffs of the town of Belogradchick. The idea behind the winery setting came about to meet the increasing demand of the domestic and international markets for high-quality wines and sparkling wine.
The “bat gallery” in the caves of Magura Winery has been utilized for decades for the wines to mature in natural conditions
Terroir Similar to the Champagne Region of France
The region’s terroir has the perfect growing conditions for grapes similar to those of the Champagne Region in France. Therefore, it is no wonder that the best natural sparkling wine in Bulgaria is produced here following classical technology. The wine is stored and gradually matures deep underground in the Magura Cave. The constant temperature of 12-C, the darkness, and air humidity in the Bat Gallery’s depths create the best conditions for the natural fermentation and sparkling of the sparkling wine. The traditional bottling technology and the three year maturation period allow the grape juice to ferment and turn into a fine sparkling wine with a unique flavor. In addition to the natural sparkling wine, the Magura Winery produces high quality red and white wines, and grape brandies (rakias).
In 2008 the winery started growing its vineyards near the villages of Rayanovtsi and Rabisha, including those of Pinot Gris, Vratchanski Miskette, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gamza. For its wine production, the winery also buys grapes from the reserved region in the town of Harmanli.
The Winery Uses French, Bulgarian, and American Oak Barrels
Magura Winery wines are produced with the least technological intervention and bear the region’s distinct flavor and aroma. The winery is equipped with cutting-edge equipment in compliance with all European standards. The wine matures in high-quality French, Bulgarian, and American oak barrels, which are essential in wine production.
The numerous prizes received at national and international wine fairs and competitions bear witness to the exquisite taste of the wines we produce.