The Early Melnik Vine is a unique grapes variety cultivated only in the south-west part of Bulgaria.
RANNA MELNISHKA LOZA is created by the crossing of Shiroka Melnishka Loza with grape varieties Dyurif, Juranson ang Valdigie. Genetic testing at the beginning of the century prooved that the second parent is actually Valdigie. It is grown only in the region of Sandanski and Katuntsi. The sort has mid-ripeness. The period from budding to the technological maturity is 162 days. Grapes are well-ripened normally about 20-25 September. Vines of the grape variety RANNA MELNISHKA LOZA are growing strongly, with good fertility and harvest. Formations suitable for cultivation is Gyuyo in which variety gives an average yield of 3.63 kilograms vine and per hectare, about 1500 kg.