Minkov Brothers descended from a noble family and were exceptionally progressive and enlightened. All of them had graduated from prestigious European universities but decided to devote themselves to their greatest passion, winemaking.
Winemaking has been practiced in the Karnobat area for many centuries. That is proven by the excavations of numerous Thracian mounds in the Karnobat area, where red-figure pottery depicting Dionysus and many other wine vessels were found. 
Establishement of the old Minkov Brothers winery cellar in Cherkovna district, Karnobat
The Minkov Brothers are descendants of a wealthy Renaissance family. Enlightened and progressive people, who lived and studied in Europe. After returning to their homeland, they decided to devote themselves to their greatest passion - winemaking. Back in 1875, they founded their winery in the bohemian quarter of Karnobat - Cherkovna.
Honorary diploma from an international exhibition in Plovdiv
The first documented recognition for the winery came from the International Agrarian Exhibition, held in Plovdiv in 1892.
First international gold medal for Bulgaria at the International Wine Exhibition in Brussels.
An interesting fact is that the wine of Minkov Brothers brought to Bulgaria the first gold medal from a worldwide wine exhibition. The distinction was awarded in 1894 in Brussels to Ivan, Vasil and Nikifor Minkovi.
Honorary diploma for participation in the international exhibition in London.

In 1907, in London, the Minkov brothers received an honorary diploma for their participation in the international exhibition.

The idea of ​​building the new wine cellar arises. Where the old vineyards of Minkov brothers used to be.
Minkov Brothers Wine Cellar is a project aimed at reviving the old winemaking traditions inherited from the Middle Ages.
But the real idea of ​​Minyu Staykov - the creator and inspirer of this project is to give a new perspective to the people living in the city of Karnobat and the entire region. At the beginning of the 90s, he decided to start a very ambitious project, which over the years has become one of the most successful Bulgarian wineries internationally.
The first vintage for the creation of Minkov Brothers Cuvee 2006 has been harvested and the first wine from the vineyards of the new Minkov Brothers winery has been put into barrels.
Created from the best growing varieties in the cellar's vineyards, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, this perfect blend has won both numerous gold medals and highest honors from international competitions, as well as the love of wine fans in Bulgaria and around the world .
Market launch in Bulgaria of cult wine brand CYCLE.

The concept of CYCLE - quality, modern label and affordable price, changed the Bulgarian wine market revolutionary and forever. Cycle is the first brand to offer the wine lover an experience in addition to wine. The eye "buys" first and the Bulgarian consumer immediately falls in love with the distinctive bottle on the stand, only to discover that it is not New Zealand, but Bulgarian wine. Curiosity is also enhanced by the price, which has no competitor on the market, and the final touch is the contents of the bottle. The combination of factors was irresistible and thus began the gradual familiarization of the Bulgarian market with Cycle. Today, Cycle is always nearby, but also always on the go.

Such s strong start for the brand Minkov Brothers with 6 gold and 4 silver medals won from international competitions in this single year
For the first time, a Bulgarian wine received a Golden Regional Trophy at Decanter World Wine Awards in London! The award is for the wine "From the Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon x Cabernet Franc 2008"
Market launch of Le Photographe, a restaurant brand, which has found loyal friends in every corner of Bulgaria and beyond the borders of our country.
Market launch of Jamais Vu Rose, super premium rose for Horeca
Minkov Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 won a gold medal at Decanter World Wine Awards in London.
Since 2010, the wines of Minkov Brothers Wine Cellar have been always higly valued valued by the international jury at Decanter World Wine Awards in London. However, the gold medal of Minkov Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 started a series of gold medals from Decenter, marking the new, higher level of quality of these wines.
Super premium wine brand ENOTECA was released on the market
ЕNOTECA Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is the first wine from the ENOTECA series to be released on the market. ENOTECA wines are produced in limited quantities and are experimental wines that are not part of the cellar's permanent assortment. Created according to the creative projects of the cellar technologists in order to explore terroirs, types of barrels or new technological practices. These are exclusive wines for specialty wine shops and high-end restaurants.

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Minkov Brothers Red Cuvée 2016 won a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London
A special project for the 75th anniversary of football legend Franz Beckenbauer
One of our favorite players – soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer chose Oak Tree wine to celebrate his birthday! We were surprised and very happy to learn that he has long appreciated the qualities of our wine and prefers it for more special occasions.
As his fans, we have prepared exclusive labels depicting four of the most memorable moments of his life!
With this, we want to show him our deep respect and love and wish him many more beautiful, warming moments in the company of good friends and the Oak Tree!
ENOTECA Riesling 2011 wins the Grand Gold Medal at Mondial de Bruxelles 2020 international wine competition
Grand Gold Medal for ENOTECA Riesling 2011 was awarded by the prestigious international competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020, which in 2020 took place from September 4th to 6th in the city of Brno - Czech Republic.
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Presentation of the iconic wine "Project 7" to the Bulgarian wine society
Seven consecutive years of working with our best vineyards have led to Project 7. A visionary wine conceived since 2009 and made from the iconic for our cellar varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This project reveals the possibilities of the terroir, expressed in the perfect balance, concentration and unique elegance of the wine.
The winery's oenologists combine traditional technologies with the most modern practices to achieve the contemporary and authentic profile of the wines they create.
Inheriting the adventurous and daring spirit of the Minkov Brothers, we continue to participate in the most prestigious international wine competitions and win the highest recognition from the jury of Decanter WIne Worlds Awards, Mondial de Bruxelles, Mundus Vini, Alliance du Monde and many others.
The wine cellar’s oenologists combine the authentic technologies of the wine masters of yore with the most advanced winemaking achievements.