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Trastena Wines

Winery

Bulgaria

30/04/2019

People like to be surprised. They constantly seek something new, challenging and interesting. When we first walked into the wine business, everyone raised their eyebrows and everyone was surprised. 11 years later- we are the leading and one of the fastest growing brands in a country and market that are probably the hardest to penetrate. And it is all because we bet on what triggers people's interest- the unusual, new and rare taste that can only send them into time travel- back to their grandma's garden full of tasty fruits. We are a happy and hard working family that grows 9.5 hectares of organic raspberries and for the last 11 years we produce 2 quite unusual products that can not be found anywhere else in Europe. We are the first certified fruit wine producer in Bulgaria and the first brand to mix fruit wine with grape wine. Our products are made of 100% organic fruit with nothing additional. Ok, let us tell you about the legend then.... The legend of the raspberry wine was born long time ago - it is as old as the Cyrillic alphabet and it all started at the place where the students of Cyril and Metodii built a monastery atop an ancient Thracian sanctuary. The area was famous with wild raspberries and the monks at the monastery used to make raspberry wine, that attracted pilgrims from far and even further. We chose this place 16 years ago and grew a 9.5 HA plantation around the monastery ruins. The raspberry wine recipe we keep and pass on from generation to generation. Through all these years we believe nature is the most important part of our business. We handpick each raspberry, working with happy families from the region. Our production is 100% fair trade and has Organic Certification from LACON Europe. We use seaweed as fertilizer, we spray probiotics on the leaves and we bring beehives to make our plantation explode with blossom. We play music during the entire handpicking process and during fermentation. We know Mozart's great, but we prefer Jazz and Soul Music and our wines go very well with these styles. Our products are in limited quantities and exported to France, Belgium, UK and Germany, sought by boutique and Michelin stars locations. We are currently developing our Europe partner network and would like to show you the unlimited opportunities these products offer. We will only be supplying few partners that see the potential behind the product as well as accept exclusivity and private label collaborations, depending on the quantities.

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