Imagine the map of Europe… Yakata lies on the 42 parallel in the Northern hemisphere. Or, to put it another way, it shares the same latitude with one of the most famous wine-producing regions in Europe. This parallel also passes through the three peninsulas of Southern Europe – the Iberian Peninsula, the Italian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula, or, in other words, through Northern Spain, Central Italy and Southern Bulgaria. Yakata is characterized by the valley at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains, and consists of both flat and hilly parts. Its rolling hills seem to be “merging” into one another, providing a perfect vantage point for the spectacular and inspiring sunset views. The altitude ranges between 100 and 300 meters.
Another distinctive feature of this region is the influence of the surrounding seas which, although not situated in close proximity, definitely leave their imprint on the microclimate. The Mediterranean Sea, for example, accounts for the comparatively mild winter, as well as the warmer spring and autumn. One of the symbols of Yakata is represented by the Rhodope Mountains, with their harmonious charm, majesty and splendour. This mountain range marks our southern border.
The region takes pride in its rich traditionsin wine-producing which has been practised here for millennia. Every household in the towns and villages in Yakata grows their own grapevines, and both the grape harvest and Trifon Zarezan are respectedcelebrations and cherished feast occasions. Equally impressive are the archeological sites that the region abounds with. The city of Plovdiv, the region’s biggest and most vibrant city, is full of history that covers a period of 6,000 years back in time. It is this fact that justly rates Plovdiv as one of the oldest cities in the world, as well.