Born and raised in northern Bulgaria, a region with many millennia of winemaking history, Miro (Miroslav) Tcholakov was exposed to wine and winemaking at a very early age. His grandfather had long made the family supply of wine. As a boy, Miro was at his side during all phases of the process.
After completing his mandatory military service, Miro attended the Higher Institute of Agriculture in Plovdiv where he studied viticulture and enology. Soon after graduation, in the summer of 1990, he was chosen from hundreds of candidates to participate in an international exchange program in agriculture set up by The Future Farmers of America. After a few months in Napa, he was taken on as harvest intern at Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Vineyard. What was supposed to be a temporary harvest job turned into a nine-year position moving through the ranks from Cellar Master to Assistant Winemaker in 1997.
In 1998 Miro went to work as Winemaker for Trentadue Winery, which is still his “day job.” In addition to bringing more acclaim to the winery by creating world-class award-winning wines, Miro’s duties include overseeing many custom crush operations for some renowned winemaker clients. In 2001, Miro became his own customer with his inaugural bottling of his Petite Sirah under the Miro Cellars brand. Within a few weeks of its release, it received a fat 90 points and a “well-endowed” write-up from Robert Parker, Jr. in the Wine Advocate.
In April of 2020, Miro and his wife Molly bought the BulgarianWine.com website from their friend Vance Petrunoff. Vance hopes to retire to Bulgaria, where Miro and Molly plan to visit him—to do research and buy wine, of course— as often as possible.
Shipping Information: We ship only by the case (12 bottles x 750ml) or half-case (6 bottles x 750ml); there are no hidden charges. You can order any combination of our wines. If you are in CA, we will pay the sales tax. A shipping and handling charge of $1 per bottle applies to all half-case orders.
While we reserve the right to withhold shipments due to unsafe conditions, we assume no liability for weather damage such as and not limited to leaking, freezing or popped corks. Wines may ONLY be sold and delivered to people 21 years or older who are able to present proof of legal age upon delivery.
Return Policy: We offer an unconditional guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the wines selected, simply telephone us to arrange a pick-up. We will refund the value of all unopened bottles, less the cost for return shipping via UPS or FedEx.
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Testimonials from our customers
Like the very safe packaging. And the personal answer when I call to order and the efficiency of the whole process.
Y’all are great! Ever since I traveled to Bulgaria in 2018 I’ve been trying to find Mavrud in wine shops to no avail.
This is my first Bulgarian wine experience, and I am impressed! I will absolutely be ordering again. Products and service have been excellent!
You’re always so friendly and helpful! Wine is delivered quickly and packaged so well. Thank you for the great customer service and delicious wine!