Shestaka Wine Cellar

Shestaka Wine Cellar, Melnik: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Shestaka Wine Cellar Reviews: 4/5

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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,300 contributions
Could be better
May 2021 • Solo
The place is nice, however the visit is quite short. The staff is not really talkative, however the wine tasting is good.
Written May 20, 2021
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Anton S
Sofia, Bulgaria4 contributions
Nice to be there at sunset
Apr 2021 • Friends
You may watch whole melnik and the sunset. Must feel this. His wine is very good and is very cheap. Awesome place.
Written April 18, 2021
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Violeta B
Velingrad, Bulgaria6 contributions
A cool experience
Feb 2020 • Friends
The place is super authentic. The owner tells about traditions and wine-making. The inside of the cave is very “game-of-thrones”-ish and it’s a worthwhile experience to visit.
Also, sitting outside to taste the wine with the view of the town and surroundings is really pleasant.
Written February 28, 2020
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Victoria F
9 contributions
Traditional experience tasting Melnik wines
Oct 2019 • Couples
We found this place quite tricky to locate. There are several routes you can take up the hill at the end of the town. It sits just above the historic museum house. Not the friendliest of welcomes, but once we took the time to chat to the owner about his wines he warmed up. We paid 6 leva for the tasting then purchased a bottle of our favourite for 8 leva. The cellar is very atmospheric, he told us it was hewn out 250 years ago and has been in his family for over 100. Well worth visiting.
Written October 31, 2019
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Joss S
London, UK6 contributions
Lovely jubbly!
Oct 2019
We tried four wines for six leva, and liked them so much we stayed for several more glasses (three leva each). The view was beautiful, and getting there means you walk through all of Melnik.

I'm not sure why people are so down on the owner. He was very welcoming to us; standing by to answer all the many questions we had.

We liked the first wine, a mix of several varieties of local white grapes, and the second wine, a "Semi-dry" red which was rather sweet (in my opinion at least).
Written October 19, 2019
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Inbar H
8 contributions
Great wine and great exprience
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went to the wine tasting at Shestaka and had a lovely time. The owner was very nice and told us about the history of the cellar, the history of his family and the wine they produce in Melnik. In each tasting he told us about the specific wine.
We really enjoyed the wine, as well as the exprience.
Written September 21, 2018
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lyubo l
London, UK22 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fantastic guy, has his own stile , might seem rude to some people but actually, that who he is...
Shestaka makes and keeps his wine in a cave, doesn’t use any stabilisers and preservatives for it, a tradition left to him by his forefathers
Written September 5, 2018
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Ivan A
Sofia, Bulgaria15 contributions
Melnik wine with unique city view
Sep 2017 • Couples
"Shiroka Melnishka Loza" is a typical local red wine, that you can taste just in front of the cave, where Mitio called Shestaka (which means "born in the sixth month") keeps his barrels of wine.
Written July 12, 2018
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ungl2015
Canberra, Australia12 contributions
Very aggressive unpleasant owner
Jun 2018 • Solo
When I arrived I was ignored by as the owner was on the phone. When he hung up and I asked to visit he blamed me for not stopping next to him.
The "tour" consisted of him pointing into the cave and telling me not much of anything.
During the tasting he became very angry when asked simple questions for example about the potential to age the wine. He started shouting about the fact he was a real wine maker not a rich business man running a chateau making arty wines.
I've been visiting wineries for 30+ years and I'd rate this the worst experience I've ever had at one.
Avoid this place.
Written June 8, 2018
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Pip C
Manchester, UK35 contributions
Great place for a visit
May 2018 • Couples
We sat outside the cellar, admiring the view of Melnik, trying a few wines and chatting with Mitko who owns the winery. He is passionate about his work and the wines were all good quality, both red and white. The local grape varieties are different and tasty; we bought a couple of bottles and were not disappointed.
Written May 20, 2018
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