Ovchepole wine district

OVCHEPOLE

WINE DISTRICT

Ovchepole wine district takes significant part in the wine production in the Republic of Macedonia, covering areas for grapevine cultivation around the cities like Sveti Nikole, Shtip, Probishtip and Kocani, north from river Zletovo. The vineyards are planted at altitude from 330 to 560 m.

This wine district is under the continental climate, but the influence of the sub-mediterranean is also felt. The amount of rainfall per year ranges from 400 to 500 mm. During the summer months, the drought periods are a normal occurrence and lead to necessary watering.

Strong winds from the north-west, north, south-east are specific for this region and are present for most of the year, this being the reason the area to be called “the windiest place on the Balkans”.