Winemaking Regions

 

Macedonia & Thrace




MACEDONIA& & THRACE

Naoussa: The red variety of Xynomavro is cultivated in this area at low altitudes and covers approximately an area of 7,000 hectares. Naoussa used to be a wine producing center of northern Greece up until the beggining of the 19th century. Phylloxera hit the area at the end of the century and it received the appellation of origin distinction in 1971.

Goumenissa: This region has less acreage and a different terroir and microclimate than Naoussa. It received the its appellation in 1981 and besides Xynomavro, producers can use the Negoska variety. It is located just north of Naoussa.

Amindeo: The vineyards cover an area of 550 hectares and are located at a higher altitude than those of Naoussa.

Chalkidiki: From an oenological point of view, the most important area here is the the western coast of Sithonia where the Domaine Carras is located. At 450 hectares it is one of the largest in Europe. Roditis and Limnio are widely planted but there is also a range of fench varieties planted, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the eastern leg of the peninsula, Mount Athos' 100 hectares of vineyards have been developed by the Tsantalis company. The main varieties cultivated are Cabernet Sauvignon, Xynomavro, and Limnio.

Appellations of Origin of Superior Quality
(OPAP)

Amindeo . Red
Rose
Rose
Dry
Dry
Sparkling
Xynomavro
Xynomavro
Xynomavro
Goumenissa . Red Dry Xynomavro, Negoska
Naoussa . Red Dry Xynomavro
Playies Melitona . Red

White

Dry

Dry

Athiri, Asyrtiko, Roditis

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Limnio

 

Topikoi Oenoi (Vin De Pays)

Makedonikos White
Rose, Red
Dry
Dry
Roditis, Athiri, Asyrtiko
Xynomavro, Negoska, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Limnio
Epanomitikos White Dry Asyrtiko
Mesimvriotikos White Dry Roditis, Zoumiatiko
Agioritikos White
Rose
Red
Dry
Dry
Dry
Roditis
Limnio, Roditis
Xynomavro, Grenache Rouge
Dramas White
Rose
Red
Dry
Dry
Dry
Roditis, Zoumiatiko, Asyrtiko, Sauvignon Blanc
Limnio, Zoumiatiko, Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot, Limnio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Siatistinos Rose
Red
Dry
Dry
Xynomavro
Xynomavro
Playies Vertiskou Rose Dry Xynomavro, Athiri, Asyrtiko

 

PRODUCERS OF V.Q.P.R.D.

Region Producers Local Winery Telephone

Amindeo: Co-op. of Amindeo YES (0386)23857

Goumenissa: Aidarinis YES (0343)41293
Boutaris YES (031)281103
Eftihidis YES (031)273620
Ligas YES (0382)26663

Naoussa: Boutaris YES (031)281103
CAVINO NO (01)3477353

Castaniotis

YES (0332)22297
Co-op. of Naoussa YES (0332)44274
Fountis YES (0332)25197
Hrisohoou YES (0332)22286
Markovitis
Melitzanis YES (0332)22742
Tsantalis YES (0399)61394

Playies Melitona: Carras YES (0375)71221

 

PRODUCERS OF VIN DE PAYS & TABLE WINE
Producers Local Winery Telephone

Aidarinis YES (0343)41293
Babatzimopoulos YES (031)519705
Boutaris YES (031)281103
Carras YES (0375)71221
Coniordos YES (031)419770
Co-op. of Amindeo YES (0386)23857
Co-op. of Naoussa YES (0332)44274
Fountis YES (0332)25197
Gerovasiliou YES (0375)71184
Hrisohoou YES (0332)22286
Kehris YES (031)571283
Lazaridis, K. YES (0521)82348
Lazaridis, F. YES (0521)36616
Ligas YES (0382)26663
Matamis YES (0333)24888
Mavromatis YES (051)326265
Melitzanis YES (0332)22742
Protopapas YES (0594)21214
Tsamtsakiris YES (0392)91149
Tsantalis YES (0399)61394


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