The gastronomic and tourist capital of Western Macedonia, the region with the most developed wine-tourism zone, Kastoria, could not be missing from the map of wine tourism. Since 2006 the wine production of the vineyard of Kastoria has been characterized by the PGI Kastoria (Local Wine of Kastoria). The climate in the area is semi-continental with snowfall and a hot, dry summer with cool nights. The aura of Lake Kastoria strongly influences the microclimate of the vineyards, creating a unique quality and taste in its wines. Enjoy the local wines in one of the restaurants of the city and the wider region overlooking the lake and the experience will be rewarding.
The vineyard of the Stergiou family is a model of organic viticulture. It is a modern viticultural effort, which aims to promote the historical vineyard of Kastoria and the creation of special wines directly related to the microclimate of the region. It is located at the foot of Mount Vitsios, on the southern slope opposite the lake of Kastoria and at an altitude of 680m. The vineyard covers 60 hectares with the following varietal composition: Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Sauvignon-Blanc, Xinomavro and Riesling. The modern winery, which can be visited, is located in the vineyard, equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Tel. +30 24670 72508
The modern winery of the Maggel estate is surrounded by a vineyard and is located in Kastoria, just outside the village of Koromilia, in a privately owned area. Koromilia (former name Sliveni) is a mountainous settlement located at an altitude of 750m. The winery houses a modern production and bottling line with the necessary equipment, as well as an underground cellar stocked with French oak barrels. The varieties grown on the estate are the Greek Malagouzia, Agiorgitiko, and Xinomavro. There is also a wide palette of international varieties. Pinotnoir, Tannat, Cabernet-Frank, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Viognier and Sauvignon-Blanc stand out.
Tel: +30 6972221498 & +30 6946810989
Both wineries are visited points of the “Wine Route of the Lakes” in the framework of the Wine Routes of Northern Greece.