Open doors 2023

Rupel Winery, Dolno Spanchevo village opens its doors to visitors from February 17. to 19. 2023 for the traditional Trifon Zarezan vineyard and wine festival.


17. February (Friday) from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. – free wine tours and tastings, participation in the pruning of the vines

18. February (Saturday) 11:00 a.m. Presentation of the unique “Zarezan” ritual and Zarezan dance, with the participation of the “Macedonians” ensemble, Rusalian dances and the Pirin voice of the singer Irina Paskaleva. (held outdoors among the vineyards).

  • Tours of the winery, tasting of new harvests and aged wines, participation in the pruning of the vines.
  • For the first time, an exclusive tasting of “Melnik 55” – 7 different Rupel wines of the Melnik 55 variety.
  • Tasting of boutique chocolate delights from Anna’s Chocolates Barbecue and hot wine.

February 19 (Sunday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – free wine tours and tastings, , participation in the pruning of the vines

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For information:
Phone: 0887612578
Dolno Spanchevo village 2869 Petrich municipality
GPS coordinates: 41°25`18.62N 23°22`42.41 E
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The Swedish magazine Vinjournalen for the Bulgarian wineries

BULGARIA is а part of the world wine tourism and is listed with leading wineries in the wine tourism platform Rupel Wine Cellar is among the cellars of the Struma Valley, open for visits and tastings of bulgarian and foreign tourists. Publication about the cellars in the Swedish magazine

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Cycling tour among vineyards, cypresses, roses, lavender and mountain landscapes

Cyclists are already successfully combining their hikes with wine tastings among vineyards, mountains, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Here is how within a few hours you can visit two wine cellars in the Struma Valley – Rupel and Orbelus, and the road between them can be cycled.

The starting point is the Rupel winery, where we rent bicycles and equip cyclists with a tourist backpack loaded with food and water, and maybe with a bottle of chilled aromatic wine. We direct them along a bike path, which is improved and marked in both directions, so that the route is absolutely accessible to everyone, without the risk of getting lost.

On the route you can see interesting types of flowers and herbs, rare birds, over 50 year old vineyards. More distant views in the surroundings are observed through binoculars. It is possible to meet wild animals.

In the middle of the route it is obligatory to stop for rest, especially during the hot summer days. Under a fig tree in the shade there is a relaxation area and a supportive breakfast.

The direction is a bio-winery Orbelus near the village of Kromidovo, where a wine tasting is planned from the terrace of the cellar-barrel, with a beautiful view of the vineyards. There is a rest and enjoyment of the wines of the cellar.

Loaded with new strength, the participants in the cycling tour take a direction back to Rupel winery. They may be a little pleasantly tired, but they should not give up, because there awaits them a new portion of tasting with delicious appetizers and beautiful views.

A unique combination of wine and cycling tourism. We recommend it to every lover, because the emotion is really worth it.