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A Few Powerful Reasons Why Wine Tourism in Thracian Lowlands Is a Great Idea

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Winemakers across Europe, particularly in regions bearing PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) designations, uphold stringent regulations to safeguard the authenticity and heritage of their wines. In order to protect the names and qualities of specific products and to promote their unique characteristics, linked to their geographical origin and traditions of knowledge the European Union created the quality schemes and labels PDO and PGI. The European Union’s food products regulations are designed to provide a clear structure for the production of organic products throughout the EU. The aim is to satisfy consumer demand for trustworthy products, while providing a fair market for producers, distributors and traders. If you are eager to learn why European wines from the region of Thracian lowlands are marked by PGI read this article! 

The unique wines from Thracian lowlands have an immemorial history. This European region has been producing wine for at least 7,000 years. Ancient Thracians who inhabited the lowlands are believed to have been the first winemakers in the world.

What better way to take full advantage of vineyard landscapes and change accommodation every day on a wine route in the Thracian Lowlands region recognized as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) region? By car, bike or horseback, the possibilities are endless for discovering the region from every angle. Tourism and wine go hand-in-hand with the joy of the road and provide a pleasant double pretext for delving into the secrets of the Thracian lowlands region and experiencing a true sense of timelessness. Tourist activities offer a great chance to dive into beautiful European lands, observe the lives of the people who are happy to share their ancestral know-how of making Thracian wine. 

The Thracian valley is full of wonderful places which combine production of quality wines and ultimate relaxation. Visitors of the region are impressed by the architecture, the design, various services and of course wine and food quality that numerous wineries present to guests coming from all over the world. Furthermore, trying vinotherapy while traveling in the region is a great idea as wine products have a beneficial effect on the skin. You can pamper yourself with the benefits of vinotherapy. Grapes contain antioxidant polyphenols, while the stems and shoots contain resveratrol and viniferin. Combining tourism and wine is therefore also an opportunity to satisfy the body.

Most of the hosts are passionate about their profession, but also about hospitality. They are happy to show visitors around their farm and their working methods. In addition to guaranteed relaxation, you could expand your knowledge of winemaking in the region by observing the process with your own eyes and in direct contact with wine producers. If you decide to travel in the region you can taste a special selection of different varieties, brands and vintages. Prominent oenologists will help you differentiate the distinctive characteristics in the wide range of Thracian wines. Thus all the secrets of wine producing will be revealed to you and you will become a true wine connoisseur. Moreover, most of the wineries provide gourmet tasting courses. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

If you decide to book a stay in an open winery you could immerse yourself in a fairytale world and enjoy different types of events such as festivals or grape harvest days available in the autumn season. Each of the places you can stay in has its own identity. The range of style is rich between medieval chic or modern blend between industrial and open space concepts.

In recent years, many wineries have opened their doors to visitors and enjoy unprecedented interest. You won’t regret it if you decide to escape the gray everyday life and offer yourself a fabulous stay alone, with family or business partners or on enjoying the romantic atmosphere with your partner. Don’t hesitate to immerse in the uniqueness of the Thracian Lowlands region. But if you can also taste from home Thracian wines. Don’t forget to look for the the European labels they are marked with, namely PGI (protected geographical indication) and PDO (Protected designation of origin) – a clear sign demonstrating the high quality and uniqueness of wines coming from the region of Thracian Lowland is.


The content of this promotion campaign represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency (REA) do not accept any responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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