Prisoe Winery, Run by Two Generations Near Varna
Prisoe Winery is a family wine cellar with vineyards near the Stone Forest’s natural phenomenon, not far from Varna. The wines at Prisoe Winery are produced by father and son Rumen and Stefan Baltadzhiev, who have a deep passion and care for their wines and their vineyards. Both are also actively involved in the entire winemaking process.
Prisoe is an old Bulgarian word used to describe an open, sunny, and warm place. The land around the winery reflects this exact image, surrounded by acacia forest, permanent sunshine, and close enough to the sea so you could feel the sea breeze during the summer. The soil is a mix between the fine white sand of the former seabed of the “Fossil forest” and the Danube plain’s rugged black earth soil. On this golden land during the hot summer of 2005, the family began with the Prisoe Winery construction.
In 2007 the first vines at Prisoe Winery were planted, Chardonnay followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
After four years of relentless labor and effort, the first vintage was ready for harvest.
The Philosophy of the Winery
The winery philosophy is to preserve the traditions and technologies used by their ancestors to make wine. The fermentation of red grapes is carried out in 500 litre casks, and the new wine ages in 500 litre barrels. The grape must from Chardonnay ferments and ages in similar barrels. Following this type of technology allows the family to make specific wines with their character, which impress particular wine drinkers.
Grown Varieties at the Winery
The wines produced at Prisoe Winery are mostly the traditional and classic grape varietals of Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The unique terroir of the area allows the family to produce high-quality classical wines traditionally while at the same time adding a modern look and feel to their wines.