Bononia Estate was once one of Bulgaria's oldest breweries, established by Hungarian Victor Olinger on the waters of the Danube, before it was converted into a winery. By 1989 the winery had sunk into oblivion and wasn't revived until the Yotov family invested in the restoration of the winemaking industry there in 2010. The venture grew rapidly with a host of international varieties planted on the sprawling vines, but the winery remained committed to the flagship traditional grape of the region: Gamza. This variety is the same as the Hungarian grape, Kadarka, and is known for its light body but complex, ripe fruit character - not too dissimilar from Pinot Noir. The winery built their cellar in 2013.