Republic of North Macedonia
The Republic of Macedonia remains one of Europe’s last undiscovered wine countries: a natural paradise of vineyards, mountains, lakes and rivers, where life moves to a different rhythm, amidst the sprawling grandeur of rich historical ruins and idyllic villages that have remained practically unchanged for centuries. From Skopje, across Veles, Negotino, Kavadarci and Demir Kapija, all the way to Gevgelija, the road is overflown with vineyards and numerous wineries, which authentically narrate the century long story of the wine, inextricably connected to these areas.
Even though Macedonian wines might be new to many people, wine is not at all new to Macedonia. The country situated in the middle of Balkan Peninsula has been making wines from Ancient times. In this area, the vine used to be cultivated even 4,000 years ago.