Producer Profile

Ktima Ligas

Situated in the heart of Macedonia in Northern Greece, Pella's narrative is deeply intertwined with the essence of wine. Ancient mosaics vividly depict a land of fertility, where the god of wine, adorned with vine leaves, reigns supreme. In the 19th century, when the Ottoman governor prohibited water usage for constructing the Church of the Virgin Mary, locals ingeniously mixed their mortar with wine. During the 20th century, the French army, traversing along the Galikos River, bore witness to the exceptional quality of local wines near their encampment. Despite the challenges posed by phylloxera outbreaks and the draining of a nearby lake in the 1900s, the region's centuries-old wisdom and passion for viticulture ensured its resilience.


Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine production in Macedonia celebrates the region's rich viticultural heritage and diverse terroir. Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, Macedonia boasts a unique combination of continental and Mediterranean climates, along with a variety of soil types ranging from limestone to volcanic. Indigenous grape varieties such as Vranec, Kratoshija, and Stanushina thrive in this environment, producing wines that are bold, expressive, and full of character. Natural winemakers in Macedonia embrace sustainable farming practices, nurturing their vineyards with care and respect for the land. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage, resulting in wines that authentically express the region's terroir. The resulting wines are vibrant, complex, and reflective of Macedonia's rich winemaking tradition. Whether enjoyed with local cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from Macedonia offer a taste of the region's unique heritage and a glimpse into the future of sustainable viticulture.