39° 46' 12.000" N


21° 10' 19.200" E




about this subregion

The Metsovo wine region is located in the mountainous area of Metsovo, situated in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. Nestled within the Pindus mountain range, Metsovo's unique geographical setting greatly influences its winemaking characteristics.

The region's high elevation and mountainous terrain contribute to a continental climate with cooler temperatures and significant diurnal temperature variations. This climatic profile, along with Metsovo's diverse soil composition of schist and limestone, imparts distinct flavors and qualities to its wines.

Indigenous grape varieties such as Debina, Vlahiko, and Bekari thrive in this rugged landscape. Debina, in particular, finds a suitable home in the region's vineyards and is a cornerstone for producing sparkling wines using traditional methods.

The winemaking practices in Metsovo often reflect a blend of traditional and modern approaches, where local vintners harness their understanding of the region's unique conditions. The resulting wines are characterized by their crisp acidity, elegant profiles, and often a mineral-driven complexity attributed to the terroir.


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The Metsovo wine sub-region is located in the Epirus wine region of northwestern Greece. Metsovo is a town and municipality situated in the Ioannina regional unit of Epirus. Metsovo is nestled in the Pindos Mountains, offering a mountainous and picturesque setting for vineyards. The town is located at an elevation of approximately 1,160 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest-altitude wine sub-regions in Greece.

Metsovo has a cool continental climate due to its high altitude and mountainous location. The main climatic characteristics of Metsovo are its mild and cool summers, with average temperatures lower than those of other regions, it's cold winters, which often record temperatures below freezing, the significant temperature variation between warm days and cool nights and the short vegetative cycle of the grapes.

Regarding the soils of Metsovo, the most common soil type is Schist, especially present in the mountainous areas of the region. However, there are also other soil types in the region, such as limestone soils, marl soils and sandy loam soils.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Vlachiko

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Debina, Assyrtiko

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Greece, the Metsovo wine region unveils a delightful array of both red and white wines, each capturing the essence of this enchanting alpine corner. Celebrated for its unique winemaking traditions, Metsovo offers a sensory journey through its remarkable wines.

Metsovo boasts a captivating collection of white wines, with the indigenous Debina grape commanding the spotlight. These whites enchant with their alluring aromas of citrus, luscious orchard fruits, and a delicate floral essence. Debina wines reflect the region's cool mountain terroir, where sun-kissed vineyards bask in the crisp air. With a refreshing acidity and a touch of minerality, these whites embody the purity of the surrounding landscapes.

In addition to its whites, Metsovo surprises with its expressive red wines. The native Vlachiko grape takes center stage, exuding a fascinating bouquet of red berries, warm spices, and a hint of earthiness. The Vlachiko reds celebrate the region's ancient winemaking heritage, offering wines with a medium to full-bodied allure. Ideal for cozy evenings or hearty meals, these reds radiate the authentic spirit of Metsovo.

The Metsovo wine region embraces the magic of its alpine setting, with vineyards gracefully nestled in the mountains. The unique microclimate, influenced by the surrounding peaks and cool breezes, shapes the character of the grapes. The passion of local winemakers, who cherish age-old winemaking practices, ensures that each wine reflects the soul of Metsovo.

In conclusion, the Metsovo wine region offers a delightful symphony of red and white wines, each capturing the essence of this enchanting alpine paradise. Whether savoring the vibrant Debina whites or embracing the allure of Vlachiko reds, one embarks on a sensory journey that unveils the magic of Metsovo's terroir. With every sip, Metsovo invites wine enthusiasts to indulge in its authentic character and to cherish the timeless legacy of Greek winemaking amidst the breathtaking beauty of the mountains.