Vaeni winery , Naoussa Region ,Mount Vermion,Macedonia.
The VAENI Naoussa Co-op is one of the most highly progressive wine-producing units in Greece.
Exclusively made from the red grape Xinomavro, which is well adapted inA noble, indigenous variety, which has been cultivated on this land for hundreds of years. Also known as Mavro Naoussis, Popolka, Popoliko or Mavro Xino. Dry wine, marketed with The Naoussa Appellation of High Quality Origin, is continental climates. Xinomavro can be found in many areas, unlike other varieties. However, it is in the Naoussa commune that maturity can easily reach optimum levels. The grapes appear an excellent aromatic potential during fermentation and wood ageing. Moreover, there is a balance of sugar levels, acid and tannins.
The climatic factors are favourable for these hillside vineyards. The altitude varies, beginning with 150m and reaching 350m. The vineyards are located on the southeastern slopes of mount Vermion, protected from the cold northern winds, while they take advantage of the sun's warm rays during midday.
Wines that are marketed with an «Appellation of Origin» are noted for their dark red colour, characteristic fruity aromas which evolve a rich bouquet during their one-year ageing in oak barrels (obligatory through legislation). A kaleidoscope of raspberries, damson, vanilla and cinnamon compliment a well structured, rich and sufficiently tannic to age wine.
It is a giant producer representing 50 per cent of the local wine production, which comes from an area renowned for its exquisite red wines. The co-operative counts 200 members -experienced vine growers- who are driven by their profound love for quality wines. That vital human factor, combined with the use of advanced technology, can guarantee the quality of the wine, which is mainly sourced from Xinomavro, an indigenous variety dominating northern Greece.
The winery is staffed with qualified experts and operates according to the European standards. It is situated within the boundaries of the viticultural region, which is an advantage for the product itself. What characterizes the company's course is experience, reliability and an artistic feeling.
Today the VAENI wines are exported to China, Russia, the USA, Canada, Kazakhstan, Australia, Dubai, N.Zealand, Japan, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands,Denmark ( Import of GREEK WINE I/S ), Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, England, Serbia and Cyprus. Their distinctive superiority can be identified right from the first drain.
The VAENI Naoussa Co-op, wishing to ensure the quality of the wine and aiming to support and promote the product in Greek and foreign markets, has been a member of the following wine-related organizations:
Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard
National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine