The main wine-growing areas are at the villages Agios Kosmas, Trikomo and Ventzio. With vineyards ranging from 600 to 820 meters altitude, the climate is ideal for red varieties: continental, with heavy winters, and summers with high temperatures during the day and cool breeze during the night.
The multivarietal red Grevenitis, made from xinomavro and some other local red varieties, matures in barrels for 12 months, binding colors, flavors and aromas. Kastoria participates in the Wine Routes of Northern Greece and has two visiting wineries, in Metamorfosi and Koromilia.
Florina is the last stop of this wine map tour. Most of the vineyards and wineries are concentrated in Amyntaio, where an Open-Air Museum of Wine Heritage is established. Amyntaio, Agios Panteleimonas, Aetos and Filotas are part of the Lagoon Wine Route, one of the Wine Routes of Northern Greece and the main areas of interest for wine lovers in Florina.
From the Amyntaio vineyard, PDO (Protected Destination of Origin) wines are produced. The Xinomavro-Amyntaio combination gives both red and rosé wines. The variety of xinomavro gives the only PDO rosé sparkling wine of Greece.
The visitors of western Macedonia will experience enjoyable walks in the fields, as well as interesting tours in the wineries and cellars. They will have the chance to get familiar with the local traditions and meet people with passion for wine and everything around it.
The continuous development of the vinification process, the enticing aromas and the variety of wines produced, will always hold the visitor’s interest. Wineries to visit: Domaine Karanika, Alpha Estate, Stergiou Estate, Amyntaio Winery, Dio Fili Estate, Maggel Domaine.
Use the grapes:
Kozani Rhoditis, Batiki, Moshomavro, Xinomavro, Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Amyntaio Roditis, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer best sights to see :
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Dio Fili winery