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Three Wineries in North Macedonia to Check Out

The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon - Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year's program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery,

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The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year’s program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery, Stobi Winery, and Tikveš Winery. These three wineries are also our top three favorite wineries in North Macedonia. Here’s an introduction to these three wineries in North Macedonian that you shouldn’t miss—both at the event and when traveling in North Macedonia. All three also export wines to some parts of the USA.

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Taste the best wines of North Macedonia at Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia. 

Chateau Kamnik Winery: The Collectible Wines of North Macedonia

Founded in 2004, Chateau Kamnik has grown to become the leading wine brand of North Macedonia. The Chateau Kamnik estate is in the Vardar River Valley, just outside the city of Skopje. The property consists of a winery, 15 hectares of vineyards, a hotel, and a restaurant called The Hunter’s Lodge Kamnik. The vines are planted at more than 300 meters in elevation.

Read: Visit Report by Matthew Horkey.

Watch: Wine Tasting at Chateau Kamnik in Skopje, North Macedonia




Chateau Kamnik works with many varieties including ArinarnoaCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Merlot, Montepulciano, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Temjanika (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains), and Vranec. The portfolio is always changing and always has something new and exciting to offer.

Exotic Wine Travel’s Recommendations: Chateau Kamnik Ten Barrels Syrah, Chateau Kamnik Merlot Single Vineyard, and Chateau Kamnik Chardonnay Barrel Fermented

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Watch: Vertical Tasting of Chateau Kamnik Cabernet Sauvignon at Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia 2016 




Stobi Winery: The Best Wines at the Best Prices

Located in Gradsko, next to the ancient city of Stobi, Stobi Winery was established in 2009. The winery produces around 4.5 million bottles every year and maintains good quality across the board, along with a few outstanding bottlings. The portfolio is segmented into four categories: premium, classic, elite, and traditional. The vineyards are located in the Tikveš wine region.

Watch: Wine Travel in The Tikveš Valley, North Macedonia




The grapes planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Graševina, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Smederevka, Syrah, Vranec, Žilavka, and Zupljanka. We’re particularly fond of the premium line wines as they offer great quality-to-price ratios. When visiting the winery, do not miss the chance of having a meal at its restaurant where all Stobi’s wines are available by the glass.

Exotic Wine Travel’s Recommendations: Stobi Vranec Veritas, Stobi Aminta, and Stobi Verdot

Watch: Tasting of Stobi Winery’s Premium Wines at Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia 2016




Tikveš Winery: From Basic to Classic

Established in 1885 and boasting an annual production size of 20 million liters, Tikveš Winery is the oldest and largest winery in North Macedonia. The winery owns about 1,000 hectares of vineyards and also purchases grapes from other growers. In 2010, Tikveš Winery started releasing premium, single-vineyard wines.

Exotic Wine Travel’s Recommendations: Tikveš Bela Voda Red and Tikveš Barovo Red




Watch: Introducing Tikveś Winey’s Bela Voda and Stobi Winery’s Syrah Barrique





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All photos courtesy of Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia.

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