Vineyard growing and wine production; Wine distribution and SOOMELIER certification – With nearly 1.8 million tons wine production per year, the BALKANS rank 5th in the world, right after the largest wine producing countries Italy, France, Spain and USA. Bulgaria has: 60 000 ha vineyard; 175 mln l wine produced for 2015; 65 foreign investments; 260 wineries ; 25% of the vineyards surface with Bulgarian varieties; 100,000 vine growers; 7 indigenous varieties