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SOME VINEYARD FACTS

The Kamnik estate is located in the River Vardar Valley,
Skopje Wine Region, the eastern entrance to the city
of Skopje. The current 15 hectares of vineyards,
and the winery itself, stretch across hills with a minimum
height of 300 m above sea level, with a southern slope
exposition. The surrounding mountains enable excellent
microclimatic preconditions for the vines. The mountain air
currents circulating in this area actually reduce
the summer evening temperatures and keep the soil warm
in winter. The vines are planted at a density of 5,500 plants
per hectare, cultivated with single Guyot pruning system.
The winery, like all castles, is where the magic takes place,
but the true wine innovations begin is the vineyards.
Here we cultivate new clonal developments of the grape
varieties that are later used for production of world-class
fine wines. Kamnik estate varieties: Syrah, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Vranec, Arinar Noir,
Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Sangiovese, Montepulciano from the
reds and: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio,
Gewurtztraminer, Moscato Giallo, Muscat Petit Grains
(locally known as Temjanika), Viognier from the whites.
Another variety currently being developed experimentally is
Greco di Tufo.

HAVING DIFFERENT CLONES OF SELECTED VARIETIES
PLANTED IN A SINGLE VINEYARD MAKES IT A UNIQUE
& INTERESTING PLACE FOR THE VITICULTURE FANS.
IT’S A SWIRL OF GRAPES, COLORS AND TASTES.

HOW WE GROOM OUR GRAPES

The grapes, created with special care and clonal selection, express their fullest potential
with remarkable aromas and elegance on the one hand and with structure on the other hand.
All the main cultivation operations – pruning, tying, defoliation and cluster thinning– are done by hand.
The harvest is also carried out entirely by hand, at different times for each section and variety,
in order to ensure that the grapes reach the cellars at the optimal degree of maturation. This trend
ensures the perfect ripening of the grapes, avoiding arrest of maturation due to water stress in plants.

TERROIR

The moderately fertile soil (cinemonic soil) is characterized by a good mechanical composition,
which enables ideal preconditions for a balanced growth and development of the vine.
The rich mineral composition is reflected in the authentic taste of the wine.
These climatic and soil characteristics certainly give a unique touch to the Kamnik wines.