About Company


Location and General Information



Red Church Vineyards and Estate Companies are situated in a valley at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains, 12 kilometers away from Plovdiv - most of the famous Bulgarian cellars like Starosel, Villa Ustina ,Bessa Valley are within 50 km. of reach.

  • Red Church Vineyards LTD enjoys the following property :
    • 21.272 hectares agricultural land, of which
    • 19.454 hectares noble French vineyards
    • plus 3 566 sq.m. own vineyards over foreign property
    • a total of 19.8105 hectares of vineyards
  • - Red Church Estate complies :
    • - A wine Cellar of 588 m2. - fully equipped
    • - plus a plot of land in regulation - 9 651 m2.
There used to be an ancient Roman road running through this village, which connected Philippopolis with Via Egnatia and the towns from the Aegean Sea.
A spectacular view of the Upper Thracian Plain.
One of the oldest churches on the Balkans - The Red Church / built in 4th century / is just 2 km. away and is viewed from the property

Assets


  • Land - 22.237 hectares, out of which 0.965 hectares under regulation
  • Vineyards - 19.8105 hectares
    • Merlot - 47 000 vines
    • Cabernet- Sauvignon - 15 500 vines
    • Cabernet-Franc - 13 600 vines
    • Mavrud - 13 400 vines
    • Petit Grain - 4 500 vines
    • A total of 94 000 vines
  • Cellar - 588 sq.m.
    • Cellar winery equipment - Italian/French/Bulgarian make - fully equipped
  • 73 new French barrels - "Baron"
  • New Italian bottling line - "Alfatech"
  • Equipment - Red Church Vineyards LTD - (tractor plus inventory, plus 2 Vans)
  • Permission granted by local authorities for further building activities within the land




The Winemaker



"The challenges that Nature imposes on us, inspire me to show my best potential"

Alex Kanev


Алекс Канев

TIMELINE


1971

Born on 17 December 1971

1995-1999

Studied Viticulture and Enology - oenologie in Switzerland

1999-2000

Gained professional experience at wineries "Domain Bovard" and "Domain des abeilles D`or"

2000

Consultant for EBRD in Bulgaria for the Wine Industry

2001-2009

CEO "Bessa Valley Winery", Created the first vineyards and a new type of winery in Bulgaria

2002

"Enira" became a symbol of quality also recognized outside Bulgaria

2009-2014

CEO and partner "Angelus Estate"

2011-2013

Stallion wines won gold medals

2013

Vice-President, "Bulgarian Association for Wine Export"

2015

Own brand AK


20 years of proven professional experience in winemaking, with a proven successes track in the introduction and establishment of new fine quality wines on the Bulgarian and international market


Portfolio


What we have created

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Our wine collection


Grand Sovereigh Rose`2018

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Mavrud
   

Grand Sovereign`2018

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Mavrud.
35% of the wine was aged in new french oak.

Grand Sovereign Limited Edition`2018

Coming Soon
   

Grand Sovereign Premium`2018

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
Barrel aging in new french oak for 11 months.


CONTACT

Contact us and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

1 Rodopska Yaka St., 4225 Perushtitsa, Bulgaria

+359 87 798 5620

office@redchurch.wine