Our vineyards

Château Copsa owns 50 hectares of vineyards, located in the very heart of the Rose Valley. This wine microregion, tucked away between the southern slope of the Balkan Mountains and Sredna Gora, is extremely suitable for cultivating high quality white grape varieties. The unsurpassed fragrance of the rose and lavender fields, the constant movement of air masses, the mild climate due to the two mountains surrounding the valley, all this contribute to the unique terroir of the region. The predominant soil is cinnamon-forest soil mixed with limestone and rubble on the surface, which acts as a natural drainage. The annual rainfall is significantly higher than the average for Bulgaria, which ensures constant soil moisture throughout the year. In addition, the naturally cold mountain air of the region helps cool off the fruit and reach a high concentration of flavours.

The Rose Valley region is exceptionally favourable for growing white grape varieties - the emblematic local Red Misket, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, which make up 80% of our vineyards. The red grape varieties we grow are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Due to the cooler mountain climate they ripen significantly later and carry their unique terroir characteristics, which make them special.

The grape yield is controlled by pruning the vines and green harvesting in August before the grape has reached its peak of ripeness in order to reduce the yield at the expense of its qualitative characteristics. The average yield per decare is 600 kg. Each bunch of grapes, used for making our wines, is hand-picked at dawn in order to keep it undamaged and preserve its intense aroma.

The wine

The process of winemaking

Each bunch of grapes, used for making our wines, is hand-picked at dawn. The bunches of grapes are collected in wooden crates to prevent them from crushing. Sorting the grapes starts at the vineyard by removing rotten fruit, dry leaves and twigs.

It takes less than 30 minutes for the grapes to reach our winery and this guarantee preserving the freshness and the quality characteristics of the raw material used for our wine.
The Copsa winery is situated at the foot of Sredna Gora where the natural climatic conditions facilitate the grape cooling and contribute to the fermentation process itself.

The winery capacity is 320,000 litres in stainless steel vessels with temperature control. For the processes of malolactic fermentation, if required, and ageing we use French and American oak barrels with varying degrees of barrel toasting.

All laboratory analyses are carried out in our own laboratory by our oenologist Madlen Kuzmanova.

Our bottling line is Italian and it allows us to use screw caps for the fresh white wines and rosé, and cork for the wines that will age in bottles.

Our guilt

Each of our grape varieties is presented in the brand Zeyla. The name derives from the ancient Thracian times. The Thracians drank wine with enchanting herbs and fell into ecstasy and long conversations with the gods. This sacred drink they called Zeyla.

In this series we produce:

The wines, gathered in the aromas and freshness of each vine, are suitable for daily consumption.

Château Copsa is a brand with high-quality coupled wines

Limited series

Make an order

You have the opportunity to order our wines and rakia through our online store