Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.

Why Mavrud?

Bulgaria’s winemaking tradition can be traced back to antiquity. Bulgaria has one of the most ancient wine histories in the world. This is the reason why we chose the emblematic authentic Bulgarian grape variety, Mavrud, as our symbol for the day. The emphasis on Mavrud aims to present the style as well as its diversity, quality and modern feel, which can now be observed in many Bulgarian wines, regardless of their variety.

Why October 26th?

Nearly a century ago, every year on St. Dimitar’s Day (October 26th), the master of Stanimashka Malaga (a particular and quite recognisable wine), Aristi Chorbadzhakov - Chorbadzhaka, began harvesting his vineyard. To this day, his precision in caring for the vineyard, in handling the grapes, and his winemaking serve as examples of quality and appreciation for the craft. Thus, we found it appropriate to choose St. Dimitar's Day as a celebration of Bulgarian wine, and specifically Mavrud. According to the folk calendar, St. Dimitar's Day marks the beginning of winter and the colder months. Therefore, there does not seem to be a more suitable time to share a bottle of red wine with friends and relatives.

How to get involved?

Wine connects incredible people. If you are as committed as we are and willing to support the future of Bulgarian wine, join the International Mavrud Day.

Here are some things you can do:  

  • Organize an event that captures your target audience's imagination, e.g.: wine tasting, guided wine tour, online wine promotions, tasting vouchers and/or other gift with purchase of a certain number of bottles, on-site wine promotions, promotions through sales representatives, regional event with local wineries.
  • Become a Sponsor and Partner of International Mavrud Day. Support Bulgarian wine. Support Bulgarian wine regions and communities.
  • Attend a wine-tasting event.
  • Share your pictures and stories about International Mavrud Day on social media using the hashtag #mavrudday