DiVes Winery Location
DiVes Estate Winery was built on the historic hill Simeonova Mound, located 10 minutes’ drive from Sunny Beach Resort, between the townships of Aheloy and Kableshkovo. Its location opens a splendid vista on the seashore. Our vineyards stretch along the south-eastern slopes of the hilly land nearby the winery. Our grapes mature splendidly owing to the moderately hot summer and the continuous autumn. The warm sun, the salty sea and the incessant sea breeze are indispensable to our wine’s terroir.
DiVes Winery History
The place has been named after King Simeon the Great (863-927), because it is believed that he led and won the Battle at Aheloy on 20 August 917 AD from this place. This battle is one of the largest-in-scale in Europe throughout the entire Middle Ages. According to one chronicler’s account, 122,000 men fought in it. At the beginning, there was ferocious fighting in the centre. No prisoners were taken from either side. At first it looked as if the Byzantine troops were dominating, but at the most critical moment the Bulgarian King Simeon attacked with his cavalry and the remaining troops that had been hiding until then. The Byzantine army scattered and was destroyed by the Bulgarians. Simeon the Great won a decisive victory.
To honour King Simeon the Great and the victory at Aheloy we raised The Eye of the Victor monument on the land of DiVes Estate that symbolizes the genius of Simeon the Great.
Sculptor – Vasil Margaritov.