Ancient winery found at Byzantine fortress

A two-room winery, dating from the time of the Byzantine Emperors Anastasius I (491-518 CE), and Justinian I (527-565 CE), has been discovered at the Byzantine fortress near the town of Byala on the Black Sea.

Experts from the Varna Archaelogy Museum in Bulgaria believe the winery was part of a monastery. The two buildings were connected by a wooden passageway. One room was filled with grapes which would have been pressed with large stones.