North Macedonian Wine Tour
Wine has been produced in North Macedonia for more than 4,000 years and is the home of nearly 100 square miles of vineyards.
90 per cent of all the Vranec vines in the world are planted in North Macedonia, and Macedonians celebrate World Vranec Day every October with a wine festival and tastings in their capital city Skopje.
Wine tourism in North Macedonia is growing, with more and more vineyards and wineries opening to visitors. Begin with a tour of Tikves Winery. Then continue with Lazar Winery and Popova Kula Winery. Both offer tours, tastings, and places to stay in their vineyard area.
Popova Kula, one of the country’s best wineries, is known for its high-quality Balkan wines like Stanushina, Vranec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Popova Kula Winery and vineyards are located on the south slopes of the Grand Hill (Veliko Brdo) west of the lovely town of Demir Kapija and close to the highway E-75.
There’s also a great restaurant where you can choose meals between traditional Macedonian and other international cuisines combined with their wines and an on-site hotel with a view to the breathtaking surroundings.