Projects In Development

The wine – a traditional product and a tool of bringing together the peoples from South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region


The cultivation of the wild vine began as early as the Neolithic Age. Before reaching Thrace, however, we are led by archaeologists to Areni, Armenia. The oldest wine cellar, about 8 thousand years old, was discovered there.

Echoes of the prehistoric development of vine-growing and wine production in our lands are found in the Ancient Greek myth about Dionysus, who, starting his way from the mountain Ararat, brought a vine sprout to Thrace first.

Wine could be viewed as a philosophy, socialization, a symbol of social prestige and lifestyle.

The project envisages interactive presentation of the wine traditions of South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region. Bulgarian partners to the project are: National Commission of Bulgaria for UNESCO, Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO, Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. The countries from South-Eastern Europe and from the Black Sea Region are invited to participate.

The wine – a traditional product and a tool of bringing together the peoples from South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region
The wine – a traditional product and a tool of bringing together
the peoples from South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region