09/03/2015

Association Wines of Macedonia (WOM)

Discover Wines of Macedonia at ProWein 2015

4 Master Classes to be Conducted by Darrel Joseph on March 15th and 16th


in Düsseldorf: Hall 15, Stand G21


The Republic of Macedonia, tucked deep into the hills of Southeastern Europe, is evolving into one of the region's most distinguished wine countries. With the wealth of its sun-filled climate and distinctive terroir, Macedonia has not only the natural beauty and resources conducive to excellent winemaking, but also a steadily growing roster of wineries and enologists producing award-winning wines from a range of international and, especially, indigenous grape varieties.


A series of master classes featuring Macedonian wines will run during ProWein at the Wines of Macedonia stand: Hall 15, Stand G21. The classes will be conducted by Darrel Joseph, wine journalist and emerging wine region specialist on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Mr. Joseph will introduce to visitors a series of Macedonian wines with a spotlight on the flagship Macedonian red grape variety, Vranec. The master classes also will allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the history of Macedonian wine and the progress the industry has made to date.


Timetable for Wines of Macedonia master classes


15th March 2015 - Sunday


12:00 – 13:00
15:30 - 16:30


16th March 2015 - Monday


12:00 – 13:00
15:30 - 16:30


Alive and Thriving – with 4000 Years of Viticultural History


Located in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, touched by both Mediterranean and continental climates, the Republic of Macedonia is one of Southeastern Europe's largest wine producers. With its dry summers and mild winters, 265 sunny days per year and excellent stony soil conditions, Macedonia yields wines that are aromatic, rich and full-bodied - wines that taste unlike anything you might have already enjoyed from other countries.


Macedonia is an ancient wine-producing region with a vine and wine culture that extends back to 2000 BC. But the sector today comprises a very modern industry with 80 wineries producing around 100 million litres of wine annually. More than 15 international and regional grape varieties are growing in its 24, 000 vineyard


hectares.


Wines of Macedonia is represented at this year’s ProWein by 8 exhibitors offering their selection of top-quality wines. The Macedonian exhibitor’s list ranges from a small boutique winery to the market leader in the Balkans, and from international newcomers to traditionally export-oriented wineries.


For further information please contact:


Elena Miloshevska


Association Wines of Macedonia


T: +389 72 239 048


e-mail: elena.miloshevska@wom.mk


 


Exhibitor Data Sheet