fermentation products
from the northwest

Organized by "Sinevka" and "Borovitza" winery

Expect a new date in 2025


fermentation products
from the northwest

Organized by "Sinevka" and "Borovitza" winery

Expect a new date in 2025

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Fermentfestbg is an event celebrating and promoting foods and drinks made the traditional way, as a result of fermentation processes – natural wines, craft beers, handmade cheese, yogurt, pickles, sourdough bread. Join us and enjoy tasting sessions, workshops, lectures, music, new friends, and lots of fun!

The festival is organized by “Sinevka” and “Borovitza” winery with the support of Chiprovtzi municipality and “Farm Charm” organic store.


key partners


"Borovitza" winery

лого фармчарм

Organic store "Farm charm"



Chiprovtzi municipality


Chef Valeri Neshov


Valeri Neshov is one of the best recognized cooks in Bulgaria. He is co-owner and founder of the company “Krokmach” and winner of Bacchus magazine “Author’s cuisine” award for 2010.

Chef Bobi Petrov

Buttermilk, hard sheep cheese 

He is a Bulgarian chef with many TV appearances. He has written two cookbooks. He has 34 years of experience in some of the most famous restaurants in Bulgaria, 12 years experience abroad, 6 of which in Spain.

Kurtovo Konare Fest

Homemade “lyutenitza”

The festival features the presentation of traditional local products and foods and a variety of cultural activities.

Chiflik Livadi

Kefir and Kimchi

Livadi is a policultural farm taking care of various animals in a sustainable way. It is located 6 km. away from Sandanski in the direction of Kulata and on the territory of Damyanitsa winery.

Ogoya fermentusiasts

Hot sauce, beer, cider

Couple of good friends united around the idea of making authentic fermented foods and drinks, who like to share what they have learned about the forgotten art of fermentation and have fun along the way.


1 June

11:00 h. ---- Festival Opening

Festival Presentation, Program and Participants

11:30 - 12:00 h. ---- Presentation of the project "Good food, good agriculture"

Presentation of the project “Good food, good agriculture”

12:00 - 14:00 h. ---- Making sourdough Bread

How to prepare starter for the sourdough, how to keep it. Techniques to shape and decorate the bread. 

Entrance ticket: 30 lv. per person

14:30 - 15:30 h. ---- Demonstrating the preparation of the typical local specialty "Bel Muzh"

Tasting of different type of cheese and other local products with a glass of wine. 

Entrance ticket: 20 lv. per person

16:00 - 16:30 h. ---- Manual for parents of smart kids

Presentation of the program “the great outdoors” for young and grown ups with Mariana Galabova. 

Entrance ticket: free

17:00 - 19:00 h. ---- Comparative Tasting of Regional Wines – Adriana Srebrinova

Comparing 3 different wines of local variety Gamza and discussing what is similar and what is different about them. 

Entrance ticket: 30 lv. per person

A ticket for the whole day is 60 lv. per person 

20:00 h. - 22:00 h. ---- Closing and music at the village square

2 June

11:00 h. ---- Workshop "Tasty and healthy candies for young and old"

We make sweets without using sugar, gluten-free candies and other tricks from the Persian culinary tradition

Visiting an Ethnographic Collection and a Woodcarving Workshop

– Atelier Chavdar Antov.

Learn more in the Events section.

How to Extract Honey from a Honeycomb

– Demonstration by Teodor Pushkarov.

Learn more in the Events section.

Organized Visit and Lecture at Lepenitsa Cave

 – Emil Tsankov.

Learn more in the Events section.




terroir wines


cheese, yellow cheese, mozzarella, ayran, butter


from Chiprovtsi

Sheep farm Replyanka

Sheep milk products from Replyana village

Farm Charm Bakery

sourdough bread, banitsa, sweet and savory pastries, homemade ice cream


dairy products

Goat milk

Goat milk festival

Company Elia 69 - Amphissa

Olives and
Olive Oil


from Melyane


Sheep's Yogurt
and Cheese


Dairy and meat products from Dolna Bela Rechka

Art Hall

Watercolor - Katya Hariskova

Woodcarving - Chavdar Antov

Handmade bags, bracelets, rugs, scarves - Sheila Art

Chiprovtsi Carpets


Felt Wool

other interesting places in the region

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There are many interesting places in the region to see and visit during your stay.


The purpose of the accompanying events is to provide people who have come to visit the festival with additional entertainment and interesting experiences, as well as to encourage them to visit several places in the area that are “hidden” treasures.

Мinimum of 6 participants required to form a group.

Visit of an ethnographic collection and woodcarving workshop - Atelier Chavdar Antov

Place: Melyane village

June 2, 2024

The woodcarving workshop will be held in Chavdar Antov’s studio in Melyane village. Chavdar not only works in his atelier, but he’s also built an open-air museum with interesting woodcarving works, saved from various places – old churches and neighbourhoods. Chavdar himself is an artist, dedicated to the increasingly rare craft of woodcarving. Here is some more information about him: http://antovart.com/

His atelier is reached with personal transport and we will provide you with its GPS location.

What are we going to do?

  • A short lecture on traditional Bulgarian crafts, the use of wood to make various tools from the everyday lives of people in the past and a tour of the open-air museum.
  • Woodcarving lesson – every participant will carve their letter on a wooden stand, learning about the different carving tools and techniques.

How is honey extracted from honeycomb? Demonstration by Teodor Pushkarov

Place: Melyane village

June 4, 2023

Price: 15 lv.

Teodor is a hereditary beekeeper who inherited the craft from his grandfather. His apiary is located in the “Zapaden Balkan” region of the Natura 2000 network. Teodor has been a beekeeper since 2002. Six years in, this hobby of his turned into a profession. With the financial aid of the “For the Balkan and the people” project, Teodor has built a modern room for processing the obtained honey.

What are we going to do?

  • Visiting an apiary, where a honeycomb will be harvested.
  • A story about the life of bees – how they are raised, how to keep them and other interesting information on beekeeping.
  • A demonstration of unsealing a honeycomb and extracting the honey.

Organised visit and a lecture of the "Lepenitsa" cave - Emil Tsankov

Place: Belogradchik

June 2, 2024

Price: 15 lv.

The “Lepenitsa” cave is located in the middle of the Belogradchik rocks, among the sanctuary complex in Makarshtnitsa. It is estimated to be 8000 – 8500 years old, with the oldest artifacts found in it being around 7000 years old. The cave is an outstanding example for the geological processes which formed the region, and its beautiful chambers, colonnades, network of halls hidden under the surface are a stunning continuation of the visible part of the complex.

What are we going to do?

  • We leave from a meeting point in the center of Belogradchik – the parking lot in front of Hotel “Skalite”.
  • The approach to the cave is reached with your own transport, after which there is a light walk – around 40 minutes.
  • We will visit the cave, and our guide Emil will tell us about the Thracian sanctuaries & the stories and legends related to the region.

Organised visit and a lecture of the "Kozarnika" cave - Emil Tsankov

Place: Belogradchik

June 2, 2024

Price: 15 lv.

The “Kozarnika” cave is located in the area of Belogradchik. It is a relatively small cave – about 200 meters long, but it is one of the most important prehistoric objects in Bulgaria and Europe. It has been studied without interruption since 1998 to this day by a Bulgarian-French expedition, led by the Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolai Sirakov and Frenchman Jean-Luc Guadelli. The artifacts from the “Kozarnika” cave are the earliest traces of human presence in Europe and show that the settlement of the European continent began on the Balkans.

What are we going to do?

  • We leave from a meeting point in the center of Belogradchik – the parking lot in front of Hotel “Skalite”.
  • The approach to the cave is reached with your own transport, after which there is a light walk – around 20 minutes.
  • A visit of the “Kozarnika” cave follows, accompanied by a story about the oldest population in Europe, Thracian sanctuaries, history, legends and mysteries about the region, its energy charge and impact.


There are numerous places in the region where you will be happily welcomed. Here you can find some of them.

Video lectures from 2022

In case you missed the Festival of Fermenation products, here you can watch the lecture that was given by Chef Boris Petrov.


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Borovitza Winery

Borovitza Winery is a special project of two true masters of the art of living by their own rules, who have dedicated their lives to wine – Ognyan Tsvetanov and Adriana Srebrinova. Both of them navigate through their entire life’s journey in the world of wine, and they are among those fortunate individuals for whom wine is not just a job or a business, but a personal passion and calling.


Borovitza Winery offers exceptional quality wines.

Borovitsa (dairy)

The dairy products of the cow farm and dairy “Borovitsa” originate from the Belogradchik area – the “Borov kamak” region. The nature, the clean air and the closed production process guarantee the purity of the farm’s products.


Cow farm “Borovitsa” offers dairy products such as white cheese, cheese, yoghurt, mozzarella and cottage cheese, produced only from its own milk, which guarantees the quality of the products.

Chiprovtsi beer

The brewery is located in Chiprovtsi and has interesting history behind it. The idea comes from Tsvetomir’s love for the production of drinks. “Chiprovtsi beer” delights its consumers with its refined taste.


Brewery “Chiprovtsi beer” offers light and red ale.

Sheep farm “Replyanka”

Farm “Replyanka”, established in 2007, raises around 600 sheep of a traditional local breed – the Replyanka sheep. The farm is located in the heart of the west part of Stara Planina. It also houses a demonstration center for the production of yoghurt and white cheese.


Farm “Replyanka” offers hand-made dairy products without artificial additives – sheep milk, sheep cheese and sheep yoghurt.

Farm Charm Bakery

Farm Charm Bakery offers a variety of products including sourdough bread, banitsa (traditional Bulgarian pastry), sweet and savory pastries, homemade ice cream, and more.


Farm Charm Bakery offers a wide selection of baked goods.

Farm “Pendanski brothers”

Farm “Pendanski brothers” is located in Altimir village, municipality Byala Slatina.


The farm offers clean dairy products, with their cheese being one of their most popular ones.
Their cheeses are hand-steamed and have many different types – with spices, blueberries and natural.

Goat milk “Bela Rechka”

Gorna Bela Rechka is a village with a population of approximate 50 people in the outskirts of North-West Bulgaria, Municipality Varshets. The village is the centre of the international festival of memories GOATMILK.


Goat milk “Bela Rechka” offers products made from goat milk – yoghurt and white cheese.

Company Elia 69 - Amphissa

We offer natural olives and olive oil from the city of Amphissa.


We offer natural olives and olive oil from the city of Amphissa.

Teodor Pushkarov - beekeeper

Teodor Pushkarov is a hereditary beekeeper, who inherited the craft from his grandfather. He lives in Montana and his apiary is located in the small mountain village Melyane. Teodor views beekeeping not just as a business or a livelihood, for him this is his life calling.


Teodor Pushkarov offers acacia and herbal honey.

Krusha Farm

Family Sheep Farm – Krusha Area


We offer sheep’s yogurt and cheese.




Dairy and meat products from Dolna Bela Rechka

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