Nature and luxury blend in perfect harmony at the Zornitza Family Estate, where you can absorb the serenity of the hilly Melnik region and experience the deep reverence of Bulgarian traditions in the estate vineyards.
In southern Bulgaria, close to the Greek border, this rural retreat offers rustic boutique accommodation, encompassing picturesque stone buildings, timbered ceilings and rich fabrics, embracing the influence of the surrounding landscapes. Nine spacious suites are individually designed, each with a large terrace and magnificent views. For extra indulgence, six villas offer even more space with a lounge area and fireplace, providing the ultimate in cosiness during the cooler months.
At the aEstivum restaurant, the head chef creates modern cuisine built on traditional recipes and incorporating the best of the local organic produce, much of which is grown at the eco farm on site. With its name meaning ‘summer truffle’, you can also expect this delicacy to feature on the menu. Bistro 55 offers a modern and cosy alternative, with its bright colours dotted in the fabrics and crockery, whilst at the Degustation Room you can step into the world of wine, with the sommelier able to pair perfect complements to your food from the extensive wine cellar.
Take time to indulge your body at the Zoma Spa, with a 20 metre thermal indoor pool, outdoor pool, sauna and steam room, as well as treatment rooms and calming spaces to relax. Soak up the ambient music, delicate scents and stunning views, which all add to the sense of tranquillity. There’s also a spacious fitness room, for those looking for more activity, positioned with a vista over the surrounding expansive mountains.
With its rich wine heritage, you can’t miss Zornitza’s extensive vineyards, spread over the hilly landscape, with the grape harvest done by hand and taking place here from mid August to late October. Of course, you also shouldn’t miss sampling a glass, which has originated from one of the 18 classic red grape varieties grown here.