Vaeni Naoussa- Winery with many local and International Awards
The Vaeni Naoussa winery has been in operation for 36 years, exports its wine to 31 countries, has wone over 30 quality local and international awards and produces its wine under 28 wine labels. The Vaeni Naoussa cooperative has a privately-owned vineyard that covers over 23 areas of land, 20 of which are planted with Merlot and the remaining 3 with Xinomavro. The planting density of the vineyards is 330 plants per acre.
The Grape Varieties
The grape varietals that are vinified by the Vaeni Naoussa cooperative are mainly Xinomavro and a small amount of Roditis, Syrah and Merlot. Xinomavro is a varietal that is indigenous to Northern Greece and is known by various other names including Mavro Naoussis, Mavro Miaustino, Mavo Goumenisssa, Mavro Xino, Popolka, Xinomavro Kozani and Xinomavro which it most commonly goes by.
Different Types of Wines
The various wine ranges produced at Vaeni Naoussa are the Poop Naousa Wines, the Wines PGI Macedoni, the Table Wines and various Ouzo extracts. The most popular of the wines is the Vaeni Naoussa Grande Reserve which has received high praise from wine drinkers across the globe. The winery at Vaeni Naoussa was built in 1984 when the Vaeni Naoussa cooperative was established and is located on the national Road Veria Edessa. The winery consists of various areas for winemaking, maturation and aging in the wine cellar which is located in the basement of the building. There are also areas for bottling and storage of the final product.
On the first floor of the winery building there is a unique chemical analysis laboratory unlike any other in the area.