Why North-Macedonic wines?

The Republic of North 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. 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. Today Macedonia is drawing on its rich tradition of winemaking to produce world class new age wines that compete well on a global scale.

Mainpoints

Harvest

Production

Sales

3 major wine regions:

  • 16 wine districts.
  • 28 grape varieties.
  • 50% of red grapes.
  • 50% of white grapes.
  • Vineyards area is 33,423ha.
  • Total of 125K tons of grapes.

74 registered wineries:

  • 90% with a capacity that is smaller than 5 million litres.
  • 5 wineries with capacity between 5 million liters and 15 million litres.
  • 4 wineries with capacity more than 15 million litres.


Wine Production:

  • 91 million litres.
  • 50% bottled wine.
  • 45% sold in bulk.
  • 5% bag-in-box.

Sales:

  • 85% export to 38 countries.
  • Total export income 50.000.000 euros.
  • 66% of total export volume is to EU.
  • 7th wine import trading partner to EU.