Macedonia has rich wine tradition.During the time of Philip II and Alexander the Great members of the Macedonian royal family were known as strong consumers of Macedonian wine. This tradition continued during the Roman Empire where Macedonia was one of the most important regions for growing grapes in the Empire. History confirms that the wine was important during the rein of Czar Samuil, in the middle ages and during the Turkish rule in Macedonia. There are 80 officially registered wineries in Macedonia with total capacity above 220 Million lit. Wineries process about 70% of the total harvested grape, while about 30% is being processed directly by grape growers for their own home production and consumption of wine and “rakiya” (grape brandy).
Popova Kula Winery is a Greenfield project. We have started the construction of the winery on 08 Oct. 2004 and by St. Mary’s Day 28.Aug.2005 we were ready for the first harvest and processing of the first grape.So as of the time being we are the only one producer in the world that produces wine from Stanushina, a unique Macedonian grape variety
Beside visiting the wine cellar and the wine museum, we are going to have to lunch at the winery’s restaurant and taste different sorts of wines – Stanushina Vranec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc
Departure from Skopje, with one stop on the road in Stobi – with a walking tour around the archeological excavations. Arrival at Demir Kapija and visit the wine museum, Popova Kula winery where you will be explained the process of making wine and you can see the wine cellars, wine tasting and lunch. Return to hotel after the program completition.
The price includes:
• Transfer Skopje – Demir Kapija – Skopje
• Entry tickets for Stobi, the museum in Demir Kapija, winery
• Lunch and wine tasting
• Professional guide
The price does not include:
• Individual costs
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