Tikves

  • Tikves, Macedonia

Founded in 1885, Tikveš Winery has witnessed the independence movements in the Balkans, two world wars and one cold one, yet through it all, they have continued to make wines from grapes native to the region: the white Rkaticeli, which originated in the Caucasus, and Kratosija, Vranec, and Plavec which are all indigenous red varieties to the Balkan peninsula. With the fall of communism and independence of The Republic of North Macedonia, this historic estate was privatized, and new investments were made to update the vineyard and cellar practices. Sustainable farming has replaced industrial farming, yields have been lowered, and indigenous varieties have been preserved. With Philippe Cambie’s assistance, they have modernized their cellar practices by utilizing temperature-controlled stainless steel for fermentations with concrete and French oak barrels for aging.

This profile and tasting notes were edited from the European Cellars website, along with the pictures used. For more information please visit: European Cellars.
Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB3827-20
Sustainable
Tikves Belo Special Selection
2020
Smederevka
A blend of predominantly Smederevka, the most widely planted white grape in the region. Previously seen as an overgrown, overly acidic...
Macedonia

DB3572-18
Sustainable
Tikves Vranec Special Selection
2018
Vranec
Vranec is the principal indigenous red grape variety in Macedonia. At Tikves, the Vranec comes from vineyards planted at an elevation of...
Macedonia

DB3569-18
Sustainable
Tikves Bela Voda
2018
Plavec
A blend of Vranec and Plavec (both descendants of Zinfandel) sourced from vineyards with a heavy Mediterranean influence in central...
Macedonia

DB3669-18
Sustainable
Tikves Barovo
2018
Kratosija
Vineyards are located in the foothills of the Baba Mountains, in southwestern Macedonia at 500-600 meters elevation. Barovo comes from a 3...
Macedonia