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 17 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, Arinarnoa,
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.