The Classic Car Museum is the result of the long-standing collecting passion of the Osikovsky family. Along with the winery and the hotel, the museum is placed under the Zlaten Rozhen brand, adding more cultural and tourist value to the region of the towns of Sandanski and Petrich.
The Classic Car Museum is located next to the Zlaten Rozhen winery in the village of Kapatovo and is spread over an area of 660 sq. m. The original exposition includes 28 cars and 20 motorcycles.
In addition to the cars of our collection, we have given other owners the opportunity to display their collections and develop the museum together as a place to share information and knowledge. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have a test drive to get a feel of the character and luxury of these cars.
The museum displays exhibits that are unique to Bulgaria, including a 1960 Mercedes 300D Adenauer Cabriolet, a 1961 Messerschmitt, a 1912 Ford T, a 1964 Mercedes Pullman and many others. You will see the power of technical inventions, the perfectionism of engineering thought, the fantasy of automotive design, the love of detail and the tenacity of the great personalities who have made the crucial qualitative changes in the automotive world.
A professional guide will help you to discover the curious facts characterizing each car. For example, behind our 1969 Mercedes W115 220D, that has become an emblem of our winery since it was on display for many years to all guests and visitors, lies a remarkable durability.
The proof of this is the fact that in 2004, Greek taxi driver Gregorios Sachinidis donated his Mercedes-Benz 240D to the Mercedes-Benz museum collection, the odometer reading 4.6 million kilometers. It is recognized as the highest recorded mileage for Mercedes-Benz known to date.
Another classic is the Ford Motor Company’s Model T, a remarkable car that between 1908 and 1927 revolutionized people’s perception of the automobile. By 1918, about half of all automobiles in the United States were Model T. During the visit, we will share with you many more facts and inspiring stories about every car on display.
The Classic Car Museum is an official partner of FIVA (International Federation for Historic Vehicles). We would like to extend our special thanks to Mr. Nikolay Koruderliev (Chairman of the Board of the Association of Automotive Historians in Bulgaria) contributed to the idea of the museum becoming a reality.
Prices for visiting the Classic Car Museum:
- Adults – BGN 12
- Children up to 6 years – free of charge
- Students and seniors – BGN 6
- Groups of over 10 persons – 15% discount
Do not miss to combine your visit to the museum with a tour and tasting in our winery:
- Visit of the museum with tasting of 3 wines (water and breadsticks) – BGN 20
- Visit of the museum with tasting of 5 wines (water and breadsticks) – BGN 25
- Visit of the museum with tasting of 3 wines (snacks) – BGN 30
- Visit of the museum with tasting of 5 wines (snacks) – BGN 35
- Visit of the museum with VIP degustation – BGN 45
The history of Zlaten Rozhen Winery began in 2009 with the acquisition of several small vineyards. The first wines obtained from these vineyards, the owners Teodor and Marusya Osikovski have shared with friends.
They soon have fallen in love with the taste of the local wine and the beauty of the Struma Valley. They have opened a small boutique hotel in the village of Rozhen, bought more vineyards and after a short time they started the construction of a modern wine cellar.
In 2014, the first wines were bottled in their own facility in the village of Kapatovo, and in 2018 a wine tasting room was opened, which welcomes wine lovers all year round. The winery is located in an extremely beautiful and rich in historical and cultural attractions area, just 20 km south of the town of Sandanski and 12 km from the town of Melnik.
By taking slow, yet considered and consistent steps, as in making fine wine, the Osikovski family have reached the point where nowadays they can be proud of their modern production facility, well-tended vineyards, trusted team and aspirations that go beyond personal success.
The wines that are made in the Zlaten Rozhen winery, having respect for the land, knowledge of the local terroir, and searching for its unique character, aim to represent Bulgaria and the Struma Valley in the best way.
Nowadays, Zlaten Rozhen’s vineyards are spread over 800 hectares in two large estates. Near the village of Kapatovo are cultivated Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Melnishki Rubin, Melnik 55, Shiroka Melnishka. On the slopes near the village of Levunovo are ripening the varieties Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and again Shiroka Melnishka, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In 2018, Sandanski Misket, Muscat, Viognier and Marcelan were planted.