About Winery and Wines
Sintica Winery is a modern combination between tradition and innovation. Within the complex are preserved many rare and exotic plant species-Ginkobiloba, Parnar, olives, cypresses, palms, citrus trees, Persimmon and others. The landscape has not changed, just a new construction has been built in this truly harmonious botanical garden. Built as a classical mansion cellar, including also the production of elite wines and opportunities for wine tourism, recreation and business meetings, the complex is completed by a new spa-hotel adjacent to it with two swimming pools and recreation area. Next, under the shadow of the golden Persimmon a small congress center with offices and conference facilities has been built. Sintica winery has 325 acres. own vineyards (175 acres of which are created now) of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Early Melnik grape using the French elite planting material. Vineyards are located in the territory of the ancient city of Heraclea Sintica.This is Sintica’s reference to history-it existed in the third century BC, and very close to the picturesque and magnificent area of Rupite. 2008 is the first year of the new history of the Winery Sintica. From the previous winery the only thing preserved is the unique underground cellar for storage and aging of wines, with a constant natural temperature of 14 º C and natural ventilation of air. It has a capacity of eight hundred casks of the type "barriques" and in its walls there is a built-in niche for maturation of wines in bottles.
The main reason to abide wine over the centuries is the unique terroir of the Southernmost part of the Valley of the Struma River. The area is surrounded by the high mountains of Pirin, Belasitsa, Ograjden. The climate is transitional Mediterranean. The average annual temperature in Sandanski is 14,1 º C and average relative humidity is lowest in the country - 66%. The average number of days with precipitation above 1 mm is only 69-70. The duration of sunshine in Sandanski is the largest in the country - 2506 hours. In connection with considerable sunshine in the winter months, the snow cover in the region remains just a few days,the winter is very mild. The region is characterized by a relatively small number of days with fog - only 5 days per year only during winter months. The temperature and sum of the vegetative period is 4385 degrees Celsius, the relative humidity in July-August is 61%. The altitude of 200 meters graces these climatic conditions and this fact together with the highly eroded clay-sandy soils favor the cultivation of vines to provide the grapes with very good performance.