Drama
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Если вы разобьете Грецию, вы увидите оливковое дерево, виноградную лозу и лодку. То есть, с таким же количеством, вы реконструируете ее.

Одисеас Элитис
Drama has been an important center for the worship of Dionysus since antiquity, as part of a larger area called Ionida Gi. There is archaeological research confirming the presence of the vine from the 4th millennium BC.

However, in modern history, Drama was not always a wine-growing region - until 1970-1980 the region's fields were mainly occupied by tobacco and cotton. After a large-scale economic crisis and the closure of many tobacco shops, an interest in winemaking arose - in 1987, the brothers Nikos and Costas Lazaridi founded the first winery in the region. Drama wines began to gain popularity and 5 more wineries were opened in the 90s-00s.
Homeland of Macedonian winemaking

According to myth, Dionysus himself introduced the local kings to the secrets of the vine, and they later extended its cultivation to the rest of Greece.
Lyrical landscape
of Drama

Valleys and mountains with alpine pastures and ski resorts, endless tobacco plantations, caves with huge stalactites and virgin forest
International & autochthonous grapevine varieties
International varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and autochthonous varieties - Asirtiko, Malaguzia, Ageorgitiko, Mavrud, Limniona, Mavrotragano.
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The region is located at 115 meters above sea level and covers almost 60 thousand km2. Drama is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides, but most of the surface is flat. The climate is mild, warm, the average temperature in summer is + 30C, in winter + 10C. The soils are mainly alkaline and sandy clays with limestone subsoils, which are abundantly supplied with water in the mountains (one of the versions of the origin of the name is "Idrama" that means "water").

Modern winemakers began with the cultivation of international varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah. Then the Greek autochthonous varieties were cultivated - Asirtiko (Ασύρτικο), Malaguzia (Μαλαγουζιά), Ageorgitiko (Αγιωργίτικο). After notable successes and recognition of the region's wines throughout Greece, systematic cultivation work was carried out, and the Drama's winemakers began to grow varieties Mavrud (Μαυρούδι), Limniona (Λημνιώνα), Mavrotragano (Μαυροτράγανο).

Despite the relatively young age of the vines and little experience, winemakers compensate for their passion for their work and constant improving the quality of wines, which allowed Drama wines to become popular in Greece and enter the international market.

Wine tourism is actively developing in the region - wineries are happy to make excursions, wine tastings and organize dinners with traditional Greek dishes, domestic wine and tell about the history of winemaking, the nature and flavor of the region.
3 reasons to visit Drama
The trip will give new discoveries, a rich cultural program and the opportunity to hunt for interesting finds.
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