Macedonia’s wine country is concentrated in the middle of the state; with more than 38 wineries mostly settled along the Tikvesh, known as the wine route since antiquity. Tikvesh is the largest winery in the Balkans, producing 24 types of wine that range from bone dry to marvellously sweet. Vranec, the most important Macedonian grape, yields dark red, fruity table wines with full body and complex aromas.
Today, each of the wineries makes wine, but regional, economic, and cultural differ. While some wineries are not set up to receive visitors, others are eager to show off their wines and Macedonian hospitality. A nice glass of Vranec, anyone?