My friend and I did a full day wine tour from Plovdiv on 15th June, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our holiday.
From the first point of contact when I asked about their tours, the company were brilliant to deal with. Zina helped me decide on the type of tour we wanted, and when I asked about including a historical site in our day she sent a number of suggestions, making it easy to tailor our tour to suit.
After we'd confirmed the tour and got the itinerary for the day, we realised some of the timings didn't work with our evening plans. Again, when I contacted Zina, she quickly helped us re-arrange our day to suit. I really appreciated this as it meant we weren't distracted from our holiday by admin.
On the day of the tour our guide, Vasil went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of the day. He explained a little about the wineries we were visiting before we got to them, and gave us loads of information about the area too.
He helped us with the menus at lunchtime, and was very patient with all our questions about the food. We had a delicious, traditional Bulgarian lunch thanks to him. The tasting at the second winery (Starosel) was busy as they had two separate language groups in the tasting room. We couldn't hear the winery's guide very well, but we didn't need to - we had our own personal guide. Vasil's knowledge of the wines and the winery really added to our experience.
I would happily take another tour with Bulgaria Wine Tours and have already recommended them to friends.