We, the Minkov family, strongly believe that making good wine is an art, especially when part of this wine are the sweet juices of thousands of years of history. Blossomed in the very heart of the Rose Valley, our Château Copsa draws its knowledge and inspiration from the lands of the ancient Thracians, famous for their excellent wine. They believed in its divine origin and would celebrate the power of the elixir with mystical rituals and wild feasts in honor of god Dionysus. Meanwhile they turned into one of the best winemakers in Europe and their inheritance has been preserved through the centuries until today.
Empowered by this rich past, today we combine the ancient legends and traditions with the latest technologies so that we can make our own wine under the brand Château Copsa. Following in his father's footsteps, Minko Minkov founded the winery in 1998. He called it Copsa - the Thracian name of one of the ancient settlements, predecessors of the town of Karlovo, where we can trace back our family roots to. Minko Minkov began buying up old vineyards with Misket from the region of Karlovo as well as empty plots of land. He always follows the rule that fine wine is only made when the grapevines are grown as our own children - with much affection, patience and dedication.
Château Copsa is one of the few family wineries where we take the control of the whole process of making the wine - from the grapes to its bottling - into our own hands. Than is why in 2005 we built a modern winemaking base with its own laboratory in the town of Klisura, situated only a few kilometres from our vineyards. And in order to ensure the proper storage of our products, in 2008 we built the majestic castle Château Copsa. Built according to the medieval architecture canons, we situated our cellar in its stone foundations and there our best selections mature in French, American and Bulgarian oak barrels.
Chateau Copsa is a discreet oasis for urban people, where among the beauty of the Rose Valley they can indulge in the slow rhythm of the château and forget about the outside world beyond its borders... Here they can spend their time in contemplation, dreams, sweet conversations with friends under the stars of the night sky or in plans for more small escapes. Of course, in the fresh and compelling company of Château Copsa's wine.
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