Stobi Winery is located in central Macedonia, in the most famous wine region-Tikvesh.
About 12,000 hectares are planted in the Tikvesh wine region , which represents approximately one-third of the total vineyards area in Macedonia. As the Mediterranean climate from the south collides with the Continental climate from the north, it creates an area most remarkable for grape growing and wine production on the entire Balkan peninsula. The total annual temperature sum during the vegetation of 5300 °C - 5500 °C, the rainfall is 500-600 liters per square meter and the maximum daily temperature during July and August around 40°C. However, using modern viticultural measures and the good texture of the soil, the grapevine is constantly supplied with water, and the north winds provide natural protection against cryptogram diseases. This unique wine region has its own local, traditional varieties that are well known. Thus, the most famous grape variety is Vranec, which accounts for almost 50% of the total vineyards planted with red grapes. However, this region has proved to be an excellent breeding ground for international grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Traminec and many others.
The capacity of the winery is 4.5 million liters, out of which 1.2 million liters are projected for fermentation.
The first step in getting top wine quality is the quality of the wine grapes. In order to ensure top quality, production is based exclusively on grapes grown on our own vineyards, which extend over an area of 600 hectares and include white varieties such as Zhilavka, Zhupljanka, Rkaciteli, Rheinland Riesling, Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel and red varieties such as Pinot Noir, Vranec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Frank, Shiraz, Petit Verdot etc.
The essence of the wine and the very beginning of everything is the grapes. So, we pay special attention to our vineyards. Each year we invest in the raising of new vineyards and for the last two years we have planted 60 hectares with grape coil that comes from one of the most recognized institutions worldwide, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo - from Friuli, Italy. When we speak about wine, we have only the highest criteria.
However, the knowledge would mean nothing without the appropriate technology. The newest and most modern, fully automated technology allows us to maintain and preserve not only the quality of our grapes, but of our wines as well. The whole installed technology originates from Italy and Germany, including companies like GIMAR TECNO, SIPREM, GORTANI, DALLA TORRE IMPIANTI, PALL filtration systems, etc. The filling wine line comes from KRONES AG and operates with a capacity of 5,000 bottles per hour and can work with five formats of bottles (1l stelvin, 1l cork, 0.75l, 0.5l, 0.187l bottle).