For this weeks Sunday Wine Shot a black and white image of the cellar at Kordopulovs House. The house itself is a Bulgarian National Revival house in Melnikm built in 1754 specifically for a Greek wine merchant, Manolis Kordopulos. The house has a mix of Bulgarian, Venetian and Ottoman architecture and styles. The wine cellar is hewed out of the rock as is the 21st century version at Villa Melnik
The characteristic Melnik wine cellar is dug into the rock to form a tunnel. The cellar can take 300 tons of wine, with the largest cask being able to take 12.5 tons alone. The corridors are relatively narrow and low at places and the cellar disposes of a ventilation system and special canals.
The Cellar at Kordopulovs House, Melnik, Bulgaria
The Cellar at Kordopulous House