Climate & wine regions
Though not a large country, Bulgaria has several different climate areas, three of which are known worldwide as having the potential to produce great wine grapes: continental, Mediterranean, and maritime.
Beyond climates, it's easiest to think about Bulgaria in terms of five main viticulture areas: Thracian Valley, Danube Plain, Black Sea Coast, Rose Valley, and Struma Valley. Each offers a unique combination of soil, topography, sunshine, wind, and rain. Like other winegrowing regions of the world, each can be subdivided even further, as well.