Discover Tikvesh wine region from Skopje
Minimum age: 18
- Discover St. Panteleimon Monastery and its unique fresco paintings from the 12th century
- Admire Stobi, the biggest ancient site in the country dating back to the Bronze Age
- Visit a local winery and enjoy a tasting of 4 kinds of local wine complemented by local lunch
- Learn about the history and traditions of wine production in Macedonia and what makes the wine here so special
All about the trip
Are you the one who enjoys a glass of nice wine? Did you know that Macedonia is in the C3 area of the оenological map? Other regions include Mediterranean France, Southern Italy, and Spain, regions ideal for viticultivation of the best quality red grapes! Adding sugar is prohibited!
Because of the smooth climate and plenty of sunny days, grapes and wine-producing is a traditional occupation for the locals ever since ancient times. High-quality grape types are part of the unique taste of Macedonian wines. Also, another famous Macedonian brand named “rakija” (a fiery brandy) is produced in the Tikvesh wine region.
Start your day with a drive to nearby mountain Vodno at 9:00. Visit St. Panteleimon Monastery and its unique fresco paintings from the 12th century. At 11:00 continue on the main motorway to the central part of the country where the Tikvesh wine region is situated. At noon each the biggest ancient site in Macedonia – Stobi, dating back to the 1st century AC. Well-preserved mosaics surrounded by the remains of Roman palaces are a must-see of this site.
At 13:30 arrive at the local winery in Tikvesh wine region.
The wine story of the region dates back to 1927. After being consulted by his royal experts that among other places in the Balkans, the land near the legendary gorge Demir Kapija is the most fertile and perfect for growing grapes and wine production, King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic decided to build his royal property there. His ambition was to create a wine and a place with extraordinary quality exclusively for the needs of the Royal Family. The king named the property Queen Maria after his wife, Maria Karadjordjevic.
Learn more about the king’s vision of creating a wine and a place of extraordinary quality. We will feature a taste of our historically significant Vranec followed by four chosen wines,
as well as fresh concept dishes that continue to create culinary memories for new diners and our favorite regulars. Later on, we will leave this extraordinary place and drive back to Skopje.
What is included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Skopje
- Transportation according to the itinerary by car, minivan, or van
- Experienced English-speaking local tour guide (for parties of 2-3 pax the guide is also a driver)
- Wine tasting - 4 kinds of wine and traditional lunch at the winery restaurant)
- Visit to St.Panteleimon and Stobi ancient site
- 1 bottle of water per person and WiFi on board - complementary
What is not included in the price
- Personal expenses
This activity is organised by Visit Macedonia Incoming Tour, 3b Angel Dinev str. 2, Skopje, 1000, Macedonia, + 389 2 3098 314, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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