February the 14th is well known as St. Valentine’s Day – the day of the people in love. And while in many places around the world boys and girls were excited whether they would get a Valentine’s Day card on this day, here in Bulgaria we have a different celebration. Trifon Zarezan – the celebration of vine and wine.
It is the national festival of vine-growing and wine-producing. The traditions around this day are all connected to the awakening of the vegetation, end of winter and fertility of the land. Every farmer performs some special rituals on his own vineyard, but if you want to know what exactly is zaryazvane (зарязване), you will have to check this article dedicated to the holiday itself. For now, keep in mind wine is also included in the traditions.
If you happen to be in Plovdiv for February the 14th we have some nice ideas for you on how to spend the day. Don’t worry – the ideas apply if you are in love but also if you just love wine.
Bulgaria is a country that has one of the oldest winemaking traditions in the World, dating back to the times of the Thracians. Therefore, a wine tour seems appropriate. Bulgaria Wine Tours is a tour operator in Bulgaria that specializes exclusively in wine tourism. You can choose between their variety of products or have a custom made tour.
Having tepes (hills) in the town gives you a good opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and also observe the sunset. Bunardzhik tepe and Nebet tepe are perfect for that.
The reflection of glowing lights in the calm water. Nature all around. A lovely view from the bridge with the love locks. Can it get more romantic?
Do you like to paint? Drawing is something you were always fond of? Or you were very bad at it? Don’t worry. Drawing with the help of a professional while enjoying a glass of wine is something quite popular nowadays in Plovdiv. Because of that, you can choose where to go between several places – for example, DaliVino, Palette of arts and wines, Art Joy, PLOVEDIV, Art&Fun CLUB D’artist and many more. Just check their schedule. This is also a good idea for spending February the 14th – the day dedicated to wine. And if you take yot beloved one you will have fun for sure.
Let’s start with the most popular district in Plovdiv – Kapana. Keep in mind most of the places there are cozy, offer nice food and a beautiful atmosphere. Here are some suggestions.
Degustostation is a place where you can try wine from the Bendida winery which is located nearby our city. Don’t miss Mavrud and Rubin – typical kinds of wine for the Plovdiv region.
Nearby is the cozy small restaurant Tams House. Here you can enjoy a meal in a unique atmosphere. We promise one boutique experience.
Following the pedestrian street, near by the City Hall, you will find restaurant Hemingway. For many years it has been a favorite place to many people in Plovdiv. In the introduction of the restaurant itself it is said that this is a place for dining, a glass of good wine and music. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Of course, those are just a few suggestions for this February the 14th. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide on the Free Plovdiv Tour for a personal recommendation. Also, check our blog for best bars in Plovdiv to finish your night of love and wine.
Also, check out:
St. Valentine’s Day or St. Trifon’s Day
8 Best Bars in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The Must-See less Popular Sights in Plovdiv