Trifon Zarezan 2021 ritual cutting of the vines took place at Bessa Valley estate in heavy snow and challenging weather.
Representatives of the wine sector from all over Bulgaria gathered at Bessa Valley winery on 14 February 2021 to celebrate Trifon Zarezan – the ritual of cutting of the vines. This is Bulgarian winemaking industry’s biggest annual celebration. This centuries-old tradition celebrates the ancient cult of Dionysus – Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking, wine and joy.
Special guests of the event were Desislava Taneva – Minister of Agriculture, Deputy Minister Lozana Vasileva, Vasil Grudev – Executive Director of State Fund for Agriculture, state and local officials, wine-experts, wine-lovers, and many friends and partners of Bessa Valley winery.
The ice-cold weather and heavy snowfall on the day did not stop members of the Bulgarian winemaking industry to gather and wish for a healthy, fruitful and prosperous wine year 2021!
Domain Bessa Valley team was delighted to welcome all of the guests and wishes everyone a prosperous and healthy year!