Villa Yambol takes home the biggest haul of gold medals from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Villa Yambol added six more medals to its collection after the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles wine competition. Kabile Syrah 2018 won the Grand Gold Medal and was named Bulgaria’s best wine. The Kabile brand added another three gold medals with Kabile Chardonnay 2021, Kabile Mavrud and Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Kabile Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016, and two silver medals for Kabile Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Kabile Merlot Reserve 2015. The Kabile series of wines is inspired by the ancient traditions and the rich wine-making heritage of Thrace. The brand was named after the ancient Thracian city of Kabile, the ruins of which stand a few kilometers away from winery building.
“We realize how strong our bonds to the ancient history of our land are, and that people have been making wine here for centuries. Today, we try to make tasty and balanced wines that present us to our foreign and domestic audience in the best possible light. I believe that the high praise we get from connoisseurs is a confirmation that we are succeeding. I would like to congratulate all our fellow Bulgarian wine makers and I believe that each medal is a step in the process of building Bulgaria up as a maker of highest quality,” Villa Yambol CEO Krasimir Avramov has commented. For him, the formula for success is to keep investing time and effort ever since planting, to invest in getting the best available equipment and to build a close-knit team that does its job with professionalism and dedication.
For this year’s edition of the competition, wine makers from almost 40 countries around the world sent more than 7,300 samples for tasting. There were winners from six continents, including from all the traditional wine-making countries. Some came even from surprising destinations such as China, Peru and Kazakhstan. The highest-scoring white wine this year came from Spain and the best red wine, from Moldova. In terms of number of medals, France finished first, followed by Spain. Interestingly, the average price for the wines winning Grand Gold Medal ranged between EUR 12.5 and EUR 35 per bottle, but Bulgaria’s best wine can be purchased for BGN 10 – 12 per bottle.Back to News