For many centuries St. Valentine’s day has been celebrated in many countries, even if it is not an official state holiday. Bulgaria is no exception. But there’s more...In Bulgaria you have two options: if you are in love celebrate - St. Valentine's Day, but if you are in love with wine - celebrate Trifon Zarezan.

The date of the14th of February - the world's celebration of love is more known for its traditional Bulgarian wine celebration – Trifon Zarezan.

Where to celebrate Trifon Zarezan 2017: 

Many Bulgarian Wineries make a special offer on this day or before it.

Trifon Zarezan at Villa Melnik Winery

Wine Cellar Villa Melnik invites you to join us for the celebration of St. Trifon Zarezan – guardian of vine growers and winemakers on 11.02.2017 (Saturday)!

The celebration includes:
• Pruning of the vines ritual – starts at 10:30
• Everybody is welcome to try their hand at pruning – our experienced vine growers will teach you how (we provide the shears)
• Tours of the winery - learn more about the winemaking process and the history of wine in the Melnik region
• Taste our newest wines and get special promotions on the day
• Farmer’s market with local produce
• Traditional folklore dancing and singing by local groups
• Photo exhibition
• And a few other surprises!

Contacts: 884 840 320 or

Trifon Zarezan at Orbelus 

This year Orbelus is delighted to prune the vines under the sounds of the friends of Orbelus Theodosii Spassov and quintet and LEB I VINO Foundation

Join them for the traditional pruning of the vines (they provide the scissors, you only take care of your boots)
Do a tour of the winery and learn more about the winery:

  • Taste their wines
  • Take advantage of the promotional prices on wines for the day
  • Pass by to meet the people behind Orbelus

Contacts: or simply join them, they will be happy to share this day with you!

* Trifon Zarezan at Wine & Spa Hotel Todoroff

Dive into the traditional annual celebrations of winegrowers with sparkling wine and delicious meals, accompanied with music, merriment, folklore and many surprises.

Special offer Todoroff:

• Two nights with breakfast

• Wine tasting of 5 different wines with selected delicacies

• Four-course dinner "Taste of Love" on 14.02.17

• Live music programme

• Festive barbecue lunch on 14.02.17

• Folklore programme "Ethnorhythm"

• Steam bath, sauna and tepidarium

It is an annual tradition for Brestovitza to invite hundreds of guests and friends from around the country for the biggest event of the year - the worship of St. Trifon Zarezan. The festival begins on February the14th, in the village square. That is the place where Brestovitsa’s wineries will exhibit their divine drinks along with casks of wine, in order to make sure all of the festival guests will be able to try their craftsmanship. The celebratory mood will begin with the songs and dances of Brestovitza’s folk musical group, accompanied by variety of other performances to engage the audience with a unique folklore spectacle. During the same time the church will hold a festive liturgy. After its end, the priests of the church and those led by them leave towards the vineyards outside the village. They are followed by the folk ensemble, the mayor of Brestovitsa, the representatives of the wineries, the celebration guests and most of the people from the village. A ceremony at the vineyard will be carried out for health and prosperity. Everyone will bring pruning shears in order to cut a vine twig for year full of health. Those who follow the ritual believe it ensures good grapes, because good grapes make the best wine.

Trimming of the vine is made to the second bud with a slope cut. Young wine is poured where trimmed to guarantee good grapes. Wreaths are being created from the branches cut. People place them on the heads of young girls and boys, ornamented with geranium and red thread – for health and youth. After the pruning rituals the guests of Winery TODOROFF will head to the cellar to be welcomed again with sparkling wine, delicious homemade dishes and memorable celebration, including music and dances! The festival in TODOROFF Wine Cellar will continue with the traditional Macedonian and Rhodopean songs, round dances, toasts and a much fun. Among traditions and attractions, old memories and new ideas, let's once again prove our love for Bulgarian wine!

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