Europe SHARES 6 000 years of history with its finest collection of Thracian wines.  Incorporating long-lasting tradition in the winemaking, selecting natural flavors of highest quality and using the newest technology, Europe SHARES with YOU the mystical red colored drink.

With history dating back to Ancient times, the Thracian wine fascinates with rich flavor, astonishing color and memorable aroma. Ancient Thracians brought vines from the Middle East and cultivated them in the Thrace Lowland, where the favorable climate created the unique Mavrud – nowadays exclusive to the region. Dionysus – the Thracian God of wine was worshipped with the Act of Winemaking – veiled with sanctity from its very beginning. The thick, dark red beverage was attributed magical properties healing body and soul, bringing enchantment and uplifting spirits. The ritual of drinking the sacred wine was performed in specially made “amphorae” with the golden expression of the patron Dionysus. Evidence of the long, rich history of winemaking are still found in the Thracian Lowlands.

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The Thracian diet or what did the Thracians eat

The Thracians were famous warriors, wonderful riders and skilful hunters. Titus Livy, Arian, Plutarch and Procopius claim that the Thracians were large in height and manly, terrifying their opponents. It is no coincidence that Thrace is considered a sacred place of Ares, the God of war. High stature and muscular body are achieved not only...

Orpheus Tears

Or how you can drink the wine that Orpheus drank Tatul is a stone sanctuary built by the inhabitants of the Eastern Rhodopes – the Bessi tribe around VI – I millennium BC. It is believed that a Thracian king, who lived 3,500 years ago, was buried there, whose tomb later began to serve as...

Who are the Thracians and why wine was an integral part of their culture and tradition 6000 years ago?

The Thracians are an ethno-cultural community veiled in mystery. They settled on the Balkan Peninsula – the lands of present-day Bulgaria and parts of Greece, Serbia, Northern Macedonia and European Turkey 6000 years ago. They did not have their own script – may be due to their belief it’s not necessary to leave lasting traces,...


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