ORBELUS ORGANIC WINERY JSC
ORBELUS ORGANIC WINERY JSC was created in 2000. Its aim is to develop projects in the field of organic agriculture and production. Today, the major focus of our activities is to produce organic wines from organically grown grapes in accordance with the EC requirements.
Orbelus: The name of our wines Orbelus was chosen as the area were the vineyards arе planted was known in the ancient Thracian time as Orbelus.
Estate Vineyards: Orbelus have for the time being 25-hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are located in Bulgaria’s Melnik region, which lies along the Struma River in the south west of the country. The first vineyards were planted in 2006. The main grapes grown are for red wine and include the Bulgarian varieties Melnik 55 , Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Rubibn as well the local white variety Misket of Sandanski. The Melnik grape is unique to this part of Bulgaria and the world . It is rare , grows only in this part of the world and is one of the most exquisite grape varieties known today. It taste was famous once all over Europe. Orbelus has also planted the French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Petit Verdot plus Primitivo. Orbelus also has some quantities of Mourvèdre, and Marselan for red wines, plus Viognier, Chardonney and Pinot Gris for white wines.