Wine Tour Macedonia: Your tour starts with meeting your local guide in Ohrid, and with the transfer to Tikves Wine region. A large fertile plain of about 2,000 square kilometers makes up the Tikveš district (part of Povardarie region), located in central Macedonia and enclosed by mountain highlands on three sides. It consists of gentle undulating hills at an average of 300 meters above sea-level. Its climate is characterized by long, hot summers and mild and rainy sub-Mediterranean winters with an average of 460 mm of rainfall each year. Spring is shorter; some say fresher here and autumn is a bit longer and warmer.
Its altitude varies between 110 and 650 meters. As a result of a harmonious climatic and geographic convergence, the Tikveš region is a perfect place for the cultivation of wine. The region has produced wine for over 2,500 years. Today, there are predominantly 20 different grape varieties grown in the Tikveš region. The local Smederevka, Vranec and Temjanika comprise 80% of the total grape production.
As wine consumers preferences change globally, the region keep paces with current trends and adjusts its vine varieties accordingly. Today we will visit Stobi Winery. It is one of the newest wineries in the region, but which is also one of the biggest producers of some of the finest wines in Macedonia and Balkans.
After the magnificent visit of the Winery, Wine tasting and lunch in the Restaurant, you will be transferred back in Ohrid.
Meeting/pick-up point: Restaurant Belvedere, Ohrid .
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
Languages: English, German, French and Italian.
Others: Level of activity - easy.