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Wines of North Greece

Wine Tourism in Northern Greece

Travel through Northern Greece’s beautiful landscapes and renowned vineyards. Make a point in visiting notable wineries and taste the various grape varieties and wines produced in the area. Enjoy the areas nature and succumb to the charm exuded by the terroir; the archaeological sites, churches, monasteries, museums, castles, interesting buildings of cultural interest and beaches will take your breath away.

Enjoy your stay in wonderful guesthouses and drop by wineries, restaurants and tavernas. Discover the gastronomical wealth of each area all year round and savour the local traditional products and its unique flavours and aromas.

Visit the wineries in Northern Greece

Find out more about Thessalia’s (Rapsani’s and Krania’s), Epirus’s, Macedonia’s and Thaces’s vineyards by visiting their 41 accessible wineries and 8 wine routes that travel across North Greece. Sign posts on the road will lead you to the vineyards and wineries.

A number of restaurants, tavernas, accommodations and activities are demonstrated in the map of Wines of North Greece. All members of the association are evaluated accordingly and bare an identification marking.
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Varieties of the Vineyards in North Greece

The noble red variety, the renowned Xinomavro, is cultivated in the area and occupies more than 1.800 hectares (mainly in Naousa, Goumenissa, Amyntaio, Rapsani, Trikomo, Siatista, Velvento, Pella, and on a smaller scale in Agion Oros, Ioannina, Magnisia, Kastoria and Trikala).

This variety provides different types of wines with an acidic unique flavour. Areas with a slight altitude can produce a wonderful red dry wine with a deep red colour, a characteristic aroma and flavour, a good level of acidity, rich in tannins and excellent ageing potential. Other higher grounds give a rosé wine, still or sparkling, with aromas of red fruits especially such as strawberries. The variety can also produce a white wine (blanc de noirs), with a characteristic aroma and enticing flavour.

Another local variety is the white one called Debina which is cultivated in Zitsa and gives dry whites as well as superb sparkling and semi sparkling low alcohol wines. From Macedonia comes the famous red variety Negoska which is mainly grown in the area of Goumenissa. The Stavroto and Krasato are exclusively cultivated in Rapsani whereas the Moschomavro in Kozani.
From all the white varieties Athiri is common in Halkidiki and Assyrtiko - Santorini’s dominant grape - is now successfully cultivated in Halkidiki, Epanomi, Drama and Paggaio. Last but not least the fine white variety of Malagouzia gives us wonderful, rich and aromatic wines.

Explore the Wine Routes of Northern Greece

The Wine Route of the Olympian Gods
The Wine Route of Epirus
The Wine Route of the Lakes
The Wine Route of Naousa
The Wine Route of Pella - Goumenissa
The Wine Route of Thessaloniki
The Wine Route of Halkidiki
The Wine Route of Dionysus

Visit the official site of Wines of North Greece to plan your own route!

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