Macedonia

Macedonia was the most important wine producing region of the Roman Empire, even in the times of Alexander the Great. Its known history dates back to almost 4000 years.

Surface: 24 000 ha           Production: 1,1 Mhl

Terroir

  • soils : mountaineous region with alluvium and well drained soils
  • climate: combinaition of  continental and Mediterranean climate
  • main red grapes varieties : vranec, kratosija, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir
  • main white grapes varieties : smederevska, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, zilovska

Main wine regions

  • Povardanie around the valley of  the Vardar river (more than 80% of the production)
  • Pcinja-Osogovo to the East near the Bulgarian border
  • Pelagonija-Polog around lake Ohrid to the West near Albania

Sites : www.winesofmacedonia.org  and www.macedoniawinetours.com/