“Let your spirit fly” is the motto of Bononia Estate. The cellar is established by a family, who loves their country and is committed to developing business in it. The owners are aviation-loving people who believe that you have to let your spirit fly, in order to make your dreams come true. The name Bononia comes from the ancient Roman fortress, situated along the Danube River and one of the oldest wineries in Bulgaria. Captivated by the beauty of the area, the Yotov family bought the property and decided to plant new vineyards and restore the old winery. 1500 acres, influenced by one of the most fertile and interesting for growing of vineyards terroirs in Bulgaria. The grape varieties are diverse, with predominant whites varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Muscat Ottonel, Vermentino, Pinot Gris. The red grape varieties include Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah,

Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the rare and indigenous for the region - Bulgaria Gamza. In 2016, Bononia Estate presented its first vintage under the series: GOMOTARTZI, ISTAR, Ooh La La and BONONIA ESTATE. By investing in own vineyards, modern equipment and hotel complex, Bononia Estate completely closes its production cycle, providing its customers and partners with high quality products and services, control, flexibility and reliability in the long term. In 2020 Bononia Estate will open its doors, providing an opportunity to visit the impressive renovated building from 1895, together with the preserved underground corridors. In addition to the winery, there will be a boutique hotel with a modern restaurant, tasting rooms, a conference room, a SPA and all located 11 meters from the Danube. The family winery will contribute to the wine tourism in the region, as well as in the country, with this initiative.

GOMOTARTZI GAMZA

Variety: Gamza
Vineyards: PGI Danube Plain
Wine: Fresh, fine and well balanced wine
Colour: Typical for Gamza raspberry colour
Aromas: Notes of leather, smoked meat, green walnut and red fruits, dominated by strawberry, cherry and sour cherry
Taste: Light structure, freshness and delicacy but also demonstrates good complexity and intensity in both taste and aroma. Pleasant spiciness, expressed through black and white pepper, onion, coriander grain, some light sweetness with nuances of liquorice and some slightly thick structure of strawberry mousse.
Serving temperature: 14°C
Alcohol: 14 %
Sommelier suggestion: Raclette, Osso Bucco, soft light cheeses

ISTAR - CHARDONAY

Vineyards: PGI Danube Plain
Variety: Chardonnay
Wine: Complex wine that is nicely presenting the terroir of northwest Bulgaria
Colour: Light lemon color
Aromas: Notes of grapefruit, pomelo, melon, vanilla, plum, lemon peel, lime, chamomile and passion fruit
followed by light minerality and spiciness.
Taste: The exotic taste coming from green banana and pomelo, freshness, spiciness, minerality as well as citrus notes mainly of lemon and pineapple add up to the great experience of the wine
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Serving temperature: 13-14°C
Sommelier suggestion: Sea food, Salmon, Cesar salad

ISTAR - CABERNET FRANC

Vineyards: PGI Danube Plain
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Wine: Aging in French oak: 6 months
Colour: Intensive red colour
Aromas: The nose is dominated by aromas of tobacco, eather and sweet vanilla that compete with fruity
notes of raspberry and strawberry.
Taste: Full-bodied and juicy wine with a soft and delicate taste. The unique variety and voluminous structure are prerequisites for a long aging in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
Alcohol: 14%
Sommelier suggestion: Pork meat, Duck, BBQ, hard and soft cheeses

OOH LA LA ROSÉ

Variety: Syrah
Vineyards: PGI Danube Plain
Colour: Fresh pink colour with salmon pink nuances
Aromas: Focused, vivid and juicy wine with clearly expressed aromas of white cherry, pear and raspberry.
Taste: Dry and elegant, with a good presence and a crisp finish.
Serving temperature: 8-10°С
Alcohol: 13,5%
Sommelier suggestion: Fresh salmon, tuna, Gouda cheese, fresh seafood salads.

BONONIA ESTATE GAMZA

Vineyard: PGI
Region: Danube Plain
Variety: Gamza
Wine: Aging in French oak: 4 months
Colour: Its crushing color demonstrate the different nuances of the Gamza from the region.
Aromas: The intense and fresh aroma of cherry and prune, is complemented by hints of orange zest and white pepper.
Taste: Full-bodied and juicy wine with a soft and delicate taste. The unique variety and voluminous structure are prerequisites for a long aging in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol: 14%
Sommelier suggestion: Lamb and beef meat, charcuterie and goat cheese

TOP