About Villa Marija

Villa Marija may not be around long enough for anyone to read this piece, however I remain hopeful it can find investment and be returned to its former, classic glory. This is well and truly part of the foundations of Macedonian wine history.

At the turn of the 20th Century, the King of Yugoslavia, Alexander I sent his representatives to scour the road from the Dandube plains in Hungary as far south as Macedonia. He was looking for the best place to start his wine ventures and plant vineayrds, a project designed to rival the great aristocratic wine projects blossoming in France at the time.

They buried goats heads along their way and returned to them with the idea that whichever head was preserved longest would be the ideal spot to plant vines.