The winery in the town of Byala is the largest ancient winery not only in Bulgaria, but also on the Balkan Peninsula. It is located on the grounds of a late antique fortress at St. Anthanasius Cape. This is also one of the most interesting structures to be found on the fortress’s grounds. In addition to this winery, which is the largest, three other wineries, all of which are smaller in size, were open on the grounds of this remarkable site.

The large ancient winery serves as a warehouse and production facility. In the past, it used to be made up of one main structure and several ancillary structures. On the site’s grounds, a number of unusual and intriguing structures have been discovered. An ancient press for wine production, as well as a large number of jars, or pithos, can be found here. These jars are large containers that were previously used to store various types of food and liquids.

The winery in Byala is a proof that vineyard cultivation and wine production were some of the main industries in antiquity. The first signs of life on the St. Anthanasius Cape date back to the 6th century BC, and it is believed that the majority of the population was Thracian.

Aside from the winery, an ancient basilica, an ancient bath, antique ceramic vessels, kilns, and many other valuable finds can seen on the territory of the late antique fortress on St. Anthanasius Cape.

The late antique fortress and the winery in Byala are open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 20:00

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