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winemaking regions - macedonia

Today Macedonia represents one of the oldest and finest wine-making regions in Greece. Wars, emigration and the catastrophic phylloxera attack slowed down the development of Macedonian wine at the turn of the last century, but after replanting the vineyards and investing heavily in modern technology Macedonian wines have regained their glamour and appreciation worldwide.

Naoussa, located on the slopes of Mount Vermion, was one of the first AOC regions to be registered in Greece and produces delicious, full-bodied red wines made from the native grape, Xinomavro. This grape is also cultivated in the remote AOC region of Amynteon where it produces light, fruity reds and pleasant sparkling and still rosés.

Alpha Estate
In the heart of the remote AOC region of Amynteon, the Bordeaux trained winemaker, Angelos Iatridis, chose to plant his vineyards, combining classical tradition with modern innovation. The combination of vineyards with northern exposure, sandy clay soils, ideal climatic conditions and Iatridis’ proven winemaking skills have given birth to cutting-edge wines produced from both indigenous and international grape varieties.

Château Nico Lazaridis

Domaine Gerovassiliou
In Epanomi, only a few miles southwest of the charming city of Thessaloniki, the Bordeaux trained Evangelos Gerovassiliou built his state-of-the-art winery. The mild local climate, close proximity to the sea and sandy clay soils bring out the best qualities in the grapes grown here which produce a range of world class wines.

Domaine Porto Carras
At the point where the lush slopes of Mount Meliton on the western coast of Halkidiki, flow gently into the clear waters of the Gulf of Torone, we find the 475 hectares of the spectacularly terraced Domaine Porto Carras vineyards which make up one of the largest and most picturesque vineyards in all of Europe. The first plantings began in 1967 with the assistance of the famous French Professor Emile Peynaud and in 1981 the area was granted the AOC designation, Côtes de Meliton, for the production of distinctive white and red wines.

Domaine Wine Art

Ktima Kir Yianni
Yiannis Boutaris created the first Estate vineyard in Yianakohori in the late 1960’s spearheading the revival of the Naoussa Appellation. In 1996 he left the Boutari Company, retaining the well tended vineyards of Yianakohori and Amyndaio, to establish his new company, Ktima Kir Yianni. His two sons, Stelios and Michalis, both US college graduates, are an integral part of the family business in charge of the day-to-day operations.

Ktima Pavlidis
In the foothills of Mount Falakro near the city of Drama, the fast rising star,"Ktima Pavlidis" was established in 1998 by the dynamic, Cristophoros Pavlidis. The 30 hectare vineyards include a mixture of indigenous and international varieties planted in calcareous soils, which promotes the production of wines with a refined taste and unique identity.

The Metohi Chomitsa - Mount Athos Vineyards
The vineyards surrounding the Metohi of Chromitsa, property of the St. Panteleimon Monastery and under cultivation by Evangelos Tsantalis SA, extend across an area of 80 hectares along the terraced slopes of Mount Athos. These vineyards, isolated from other agricultural areas, provide ideal conditions for the practice of organic farming. In this unique ecosystem, world-class wines are produced from a careful selection of indigenous and international grapes.


Region Of Macedonia

Region Of Macedonia

Other Winemaking Regions
Sterea Ellada
Aegean Islands
Ionian Islands

US Importers
Alpha Estate
Diamond Importers
528 Wrightwood Rd
Chicago IL 60614
Tel: 773 5496211

Domaine Gerovassiliou
Cava Spiliadis USA
20-29 38th Street
Astoria, NY, 11105
Tel: 718.728.0022
Fax: 718.728.0023

Ktima Kir Yianni
VOS Selections
555 Eighth Avenue Ste 1209
New York NY 10018
Tel: 212 9676948
Fax: 212 9676986

Domaine Porto Carras,
Ktima Pavlidi

Athenee Importers
P.O.Box 2039
Hempstead NY 11551
Tel: 516 5054800

Tsantali - Mount Athos Vineyards
Fantis Foods
60 Triangle Blvd
NJ 07072
Tel: 201 9336200

Peloponnese Sterea Ellada Aegean Islands Epirus Ionian Islands Macedonia Thessalia

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