FYI: this site is unofficial informational site about town of Melnik. It was created with only one purpose - to develop the region. Our site is not connected with the local authorities or the town hall.
Melnik is famous for its incredible red wine from Shiroka Melnishka. This is an old red grape variety that can grow only in southwestern Bulgaria near Melnik, Sandanski and Petrich in the valley of the Struma River. All attempts of it to be moved to other regions of Bulgaria or abroad were unsuccessful. This makes it a unique variety.