Rupel Winery
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rupel Winery is a family-owned property located in the heart of Struma Valley, which was founded in 2015. Our vineyards are situated in the most southwestern part of Bulgaria on the slopes of the Durylovitsa area in the villages of Harsovo and Dolno Spanchevo / Valley of Sandanski and Petrich/. We are a fully operating winery offering tours and complimentary tastings of all wines available. We invite you to taste, tour, relax and reflect on our good fortune in the heart of Struma valley. Reserve wine tours, food and wine pairing tours and a cheese and wine tour.
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pmalcheva
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We went there on a wine-tasting tour for a friend and my joint birthday. We had a wonderful time!

They managed to give us a tour on a very short notice and even stayed after hours to accommodate us!

The girl who gave us the tour was lovely and very knowledgeable and the wines were excellent.

The location is beautiful as well! All in all, a wonderful experience. 10/10 would recommend!
Written August 20, 2022
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Venelina Varbova
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
High quality wines and staff dedicated to quality winemaking. Definitely it’s worth visiting the place for some wine tasting and delicious food. Learning about the overall wine making process makes the experience even more enriching.
Written January 19, 2020
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VVarbanova, Thank you so much for your recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you back again ! :)
Written February 19, 2020
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Jansen H
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Nov 2019
A traveling friend and I stopped by the winery unannounced and participated in an impromptu tour and tasting, primarily to enjoy the local Melnik red grape varietal. We did not make a reservation as the tour was suggested to us by the tour guide at Villa Melnik (also a great winery to visit). Upon arrival, we ran into the winery owner and the main winery tour guide, both of which greeted us very kindly and offered to take us on a solo tour of the facility (owner giving the tour and the main tour guide acting as the English translator for owner and an excellent source of comic relief throughout). Having been on wine tours in Italy, France, and California, I was not sure what to expect of the tour and tasting. To my shock, this was one of the best wine tours and tastings I have ever experienced, anywhere. The passion for wine was unmistakable and the end product was amazing! Their premium wines are astonishingly good for the bottle price (compared to my expectation from years of US purchasing and consumption). My friend and I bought a suitcase just to ship home the 16 bottles that we purchased after the tasting. Well worth the trip! Strong applause to their use of the Melnik grape (primarily Melnik 55) in both single grape and blended wines. Personally, I find the reds at Rupel to be a bit superior to those at Villa Melnik winery (noting that Villa Melnik has some outstanding wines). I would go back to Bulgaria just to visit the winery again! Thank you for the hospitality Rupel!
Written November 11, 2019
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Hi Jansen, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We really enojoyed having you as our guest and you & your suitcase will be always welcome to come back and visit us again. ;) Cheers
Written November 12, 2019
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Samara A
Denver, CO4 contributions
Oct 2019
I brought a group of 8 people of various ages 30-65 and we all had a great time. They supplied us a cheese and meat board and 5 wines to taste. Jenni who guided us through the tour was very friendly, open, and honest. We were able to go to the top of the winery by car to see the vineyards and watch the sun set it was a beautiful vineyard and I would say a great place for an event like a birthday or wedding. Stunning views, good people, and great wine!!
Written October 18, 2019
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Samara, Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you back again ! :)
Written October 23, 2019
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Delyana Venelinova
17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Wonderful place! We are impressed by whole experience- the wines, the place and the attitude! Thank you, Evgenia, for everything! People, don’t miss Rupel Winery!
Written February 14, 2020
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Delyanao, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review ! Come to visit us again ! :)
Written February 19, 2020
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verdus_wine
8 contributions
Oct 2019
Wonderful place, interesting and different. People are very responsive and kind. The winery is modern and their wines are wonderful. They produce wines from both Bulgarian and foreign varieties. It is worth taking the time to visit this place, you will be pleased ...
Written December 1, 2019
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Thank you verdus_wine for posting your amazing review! We look forward to see you again next time you are in our region!
Written December 2, 2019
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Ricky B
3 contributions
Oct 2019
What a perfect day at Rupel Winery. We had a large group from Bansko to celebrate a birthday, beautiful wine in a beautiful setting. The birthday girl was over the moon!!
Written October 15, 2019
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Thank you Ricky for taking the time to post your fantastic review on TripAdvisor! We're excited to see that you had an awesome time and that our wines were able to send your friend over the moon! ;) We look forward to see you again!
Written October 23, 2019
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ZiSor
Plovdiv, Bulgaria38 contributions
Sep 2019
I have been lucky enough to visit Rupel Winery several times. Every time, the owners Pavel and Anita have been so gracious and passionate about sharing their story and the fascinating story of the region that they call home. If you have the chance to go - GO! Their wines are really great! Highly recommended!
Written October 9, 2019
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Thank you ZiSor for posting your amazing review! We're glad to see you were able to enjoy our stories, our region and our wines ! We look forward to see you again next time you are in our region!
Written October 23, 2019
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lacy9876
Malakoff, France5 contributions
Sep 2019
We went to the winery during our trip to Melnik and we had a tasting with 5 wines. We liked the wines and we bought couple of the Gramatik collection bottles for the rest of our trip. Views are amazing! Staff are fantastic and accommodating. I would recommend going there ! It is a great place to try some exellent wines in the most beautiful surrounding!
Written October 4, 2019
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Thank you lacy9876 for taking the time to post your fantastic feedback! We sincerely look forward to hosting you again soon !
Written October 23, 2019
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Rupel Winery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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