FROM SEED TO BOTTLE

Chilli Hills is a boutique family farm in the Vitosha mountains of Bulgaria which specialises in the cultivation of domestic and international strains of chilli pepper.

HOW WE STARTED ...

And where we are now

Launching as a brand in 2014, our uniquely devoted approach to product quality and establishing new tastes saw Chilli Hills rapidly become a stamp of quality and the brand quickly established itself as a leader in the chilli product market in Bulgaria. 

Today Chilli Hills has four standalone stores and is available in over 300 supermarkets, restaurants and delicatessens throughout Bulgaria and in twelve other countries worldwide.

The brand has won 3 golds at the Inter Food& Drink Expo, featured in Forbes, Economy and TED Talks, across national TV and radio, and can be bought directly globally via Amazon.

OUR PRODUCTS

100% natural

All Chilli Hills products are 100% natural, and are free from preservatives, thickeners and colourants. This season, the family farm has expanded operations and we are now also farming chilli peppers on a second site outside of Kokalyane.

Due to demand we have expanded our operations in 2017 and are now also farming chillies outside Kokalyane, in the verdant central plains of Bulgaria. Over 40 different types of chilli peppers from all over the world are now growing over a combined 20-hectare area.

The brand’s signature line ‘Balkan Hot Sauce’ includes what is officially the hottest craft chilli sauce in Bulgaria.

OUR STORES

Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Vilnius …

The products of our native boutique brand can be found throughout the national network of natural food stores, finer delicatessens, many contemporary restaurants, gourmet festivals, farmers markets, and exhibitions. The summer of 2017, the brand began marketing and distribution outside of Bulgaria.

In 2017, we opened our first company store in Sofia, which was also the first specialist store for spicy products in Bulgaria. In November 2020 we opened the first international franchise store in Vilnius, Lithuania.

AWARDS

The biggest reward for us is the appreciation shown to us from fans of our range. However, we have some other awards of which we are naturally proud!

Our brand vision, commitment to quality, innovative approach and desire to continually produce original and fresh products have won us not only many fans but also several industry awards. Chilli Hills are three-time gold medal winners at the Inter Food & Drink Expo, as well as awards for small and medium business entrepreneurship, innovation and product quality. 

MEDIA COVERAGE

What is being said about us

The character and identity of our brand is not what we say about ourselves, but what others say about us. Confirmation of our good works are the good words we read about Chilli Hills and the interest in us.

See various publications and video appearances of Chilli Hills in the media.

The Farm

Due to demand we have expanded our operations in 2017 and are now also farming chillies outside Kokalyane, in the verdant central plains of Bulgaria. Over 50 different types of chilli peppers from all over the world are now growing over a combined 20-hectare area.

THE WORKSHOP

Our bottling factory is located on the outskirts of Sofia. It is fully licensed for processing and preserving fruit and vegetables. This is where the magic happens!


THE LAB

Our laboratory is situated on the farm and functions as our base for product development and testing. Our state-of-the-art grow box system allows us to start the plants early with perfect control over temperature and humidity. 

THE TEAM

Chilli Hills began life in 2014, when a young family settled down in the Vitosha Mountains of Bulgaria after travelling the world to  devote their time to their passion: chillies.

AWARDS

The biggest reward for us is the appreciation shown to us from fans of our range. However, we have some other awards of which we are naturally proud!

MEDIA COVERAGE

The character and identity of our brand is not what we claim about ourselves, but what others say about us …