Bulgaria is officially one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. Before leaving Bansko, we made a trek to the nearby Banderitsa mountains. The views again were stunning, and although Lena and I didn’t hike to the mountainous lakes, it was equally wonderful to sit in the fog, peacefully enjoying hot cocoa.
After a two and a half hour drive, we reached Bulgarian wine country where Mili and her family have been producing wine. We toured her winery, Villa Melnik, and enjoyed a complimentary wine tasting complete with oil essences to test our sense of smell.
The winery was an expanse of 150 acres with more grapes on the way. We were leaving just as the sun was setting, and looking out from the observation deck, I finally understood why wine was made for the gods.