In 2002 Edoardo Miroglio, a well-known Italian textile and wine producer, discovered in the Thracian region of Bulgaria the perfect soil and climatic conditions for production of quality wines in the village of Elenovo on 22 km. Southeast from Nova Zagora.
Grape-growing and wine-making have been traditional for the region ever since Thracian times. Many ancient authors have praised the Thracian wine, and the recipe has been passed from father to son for generations.
After elaborate analysis and soil tests in the micro-region of Elenovo village, Edoardo Miroglio found that the terroir of Elenovo is unique for Bulgaria and is equally good for cultivating both red and white grape varieties. As a result of this, he decided to establish there one of the most modern wineries in Bulgaria.
With the idea to combine the Italian know-how in the development of vineyards and oenology with the excellent Piedmontese tradition, the winery conducted its first production in October 2005. The overall process for the production of wines is controlled by a group of Italian and Bulgarian oenologists led by the world's famous oenologist Marco Monchiero.
As of the present moment, on the extremely suitable soil of Elenovo, over 220 hectares of vineyards of elite French and Bulgarian grape varieties have been planted. Some of the varieties cultivated by Edoardo Miroglio wine cellar are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Mavrud, Rubin, Melnik 55 and Bouquet.
The annual production capacity of Edoardo Miroglio winery is approximately 1 million liters of wine. The production cycle covers all technological operations - from primary grape processing to wine bottling. The main equipment of Edoardo Miroglio winery has been supplied by leading Italian and French producers of wine making equipment and technology. The management and quality control of the production is performed by a state-of-the-art laboratory. The process of ageing and maturing takes place in high-quality French oak barrels, which are essential to the quality of the produced wines.
So far, almost 22 million euros have been invested in Edoardo Miroglio winery.