Tikves Winery
Tikves Winery
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Luigi D
Rome, Italy538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The winery is not situated in the city center, maybe it will be hard to find for the tourists that have a room in skopje, but i can say that this winery is the best restaurant and winery in macedonia.we ate different kind of dishes and for every different dish the somelier matched the right wine..amazing experience, outstanding food...best regards
Written May 25, 2015
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studioapblue
Zagreb, Croatia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great experience, a place to see! The biggest winery in Balkans offers a great tour and extraordinary wines. The only problem we had was how to transport all the wines we bought there by plane :)
Written November 5, 2019
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Matty H
Ramat Gan, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
We were on a tour of Rotarians to various clubs of Macedonia. Among other spots were invited to a guided tour to that winery. A memorable learning experience.
A surprise to find such good qiality of wines.
Cheers. Enjoy.
Written May 24, 2017
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Lasko J
Kavadarci, Republic of North Macedonia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Business
This is the oldest winery on Balkan Peninsula. Produces one of the greatest wines. You must try white wine Temjanika Special, rose Aleksandria Cuve and red Barovo. Has the best restaurants in this region of the country, it's 6 M under the ground with finest food and wonderful ambient.
Written August 11, 2016
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John M
Beaufort, SC178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Hidden in a small city between Skopje and Thessaloniki is an amazing winery and restaurant. The winery is not well marked, almost as if it were demure, but our host knew the way well. The winery is one of the finest I have ever visited, with spotless storage for the wine as it matures in barrels.
We entered an unmarked opening where inside we were greeted by a sign that announced “Tikveš 1885”. We descended two levels into the cool recesses of the establishment, unguided by anyone except our local host. Past the serried rows of barrels we found the restaurant, the very atmosphere spoke of confidence, refinement, and authority. The tables were set with table cloths and dishes already prepared for guests. A crackling fire offset the chill of the winery but even more so spoke of the refinement of the place.
I don’t know if our host made menu selections in advance, but as soon as we sat the waiter began serving the first wine, and courses began soon after. I have no idea what the first course was, but it was magnificent and complimented the dry white Tikveš Rkaceiteli wine perfectly. The display was continental in the finest traditions. The second course, I learned after some discussion of the translation from Macedonian, consisted of sea bream surrounded by gnocchi in a green sauce. This was accompanied by a second, more lush, white Bela Voda wine (RP94 if I understood correctly) of which the waiter seemed to be particularly proud.
The third course consisted of an exquisite pork tenderloin wrapped in a thin sesame seed crust. Cooked to perfection, I did not catch the name but secretly christened it “Pork Alexander the Great”. It was served with an extraordinary 2014 Tikveš “Alexandria”—a blend of 50 percent Vranec and 25 percent each of Merlot and Cabernet. This was a powerful, fruit-forward wine that reminded me of an expensive Napa Valley red blend.
By this time I was so blissed out I can barely remember the dessert course or the wine that accompanied it, or the locally-produced brandy that reminded me of an Armagnac.
Essentially the visit was an unparalleled pleasure with not only the happy discovery of wonderful wines but also one of the best meals I have ever eaten.
Reservations are required and I did not see any evidence of guided tours of the establishment.
Written March 31, 2016
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Happy H
Monaco-Ville, Monaco917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Its one of the biggest wineries in Macedonia. We arrived without appointment. Place looks like a industrial factory from outside, security on the entrance. We told that we would like to visit a wine tasting. In 5 min young lady arrived and took us through the area to the restaurant. Place is huge. After security point we passed to already familiar in traditional style winery. It's really amazing: to go to the restaurant you almost go to the underground area like to the cave and all this specific smell makes you drunk already before tasting. Restaurant is very nice, has big fireplace, split on 2 levels. Waiters are very proud of their company, very polite, very kind, know a lot about their product. We selected few wines, were presented a huge plate with cheeses, meat, bread, some another delicatessens fro the wine. We were told that winery works with french enologist who helped them to create state of art wine. It's true. Some grapes i even don't know but this wine tastes wonderful. My favorite was Barovo. Winery won different awards and i believe it's for a right reason: it's a wine that can compete with many famous world known brands.
Written April 9, 2015
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Vesna1982
Kavadarci, Republic of North Macedonia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
I was visiting family who live in Macedonia . On the border with Greece is a beautiful city called Kavadarci. Air in Kadavarci is continental with significant influence over the Aegean (hot summers). It is widely known by the Winery Tikvesh. In the vicinity of the Vardar River that by sitting next to her is breathtaking .
Written November 8, 2014
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mchayford
Michigan63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
The Tikves Winery in Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia produces some amazing wines...white, rose and red. All of them are excellent and each has a distinct taste. They are also very reasonably priced. I was given a tour by Aleksander Ristovski and his English is very good and his enthusiam for the wine and winery shines through on the tour. The dining/tasting room is beautiful and although I did not have lunch, another group did and it looked amazing. You need to contact the winery two days in advance for tours/tastings/food. Enjoy!
Written April 25, 2014
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Terence M
Taylors, SC54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stopped here for lunch while touring Macedonia. I would suggest calling ahead so they can accommodate you. They let us in. The three course lunch with three different wines was excellent. Service was very good; both food and wine were different but in a good way. Remember, the tasting room is a least a two hundred meter walk underground. No matter what season, after twenty minutes, you will regret leaving that little sweater in the car. Use latitude and longitude on your gps to find it. Even then it is difficult to spot. Well worth the effort. Their red wines are amoung the two best made in Macedonia
Written October 30, 2019
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Gerezana
Barnet, UK34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We had high hopes for a wine tour at the Tikvesh winery. Unfortunately, we weren't able to have a tour. It wasn't clear if this was because they didn't do tours or because we came in the middle of harvest time and they were too busy during this period. Nevertheless we chose to book a wine tasting instead.

We arrived and after checking our booking were directed to the restaurant. We passed through a series of cellars with oak barrels. It all looked very traditional and raised our expectations of what was to come. The restaurant itself was within the cellar and looked beautiful.

We didn't, however receive a particularly friendly welcome as they didn't have any record of our booking and they really didn't seem bothered to serve us. On this occasion not having a booking wasn't even an issue as the restaurant was almost empty but the unfriendliness did start things off badly.

From here things did improve a bit. We were given menus and started to look for the wine tasting package we wanted. I was hoping for a meal with our wine tasting, but the food options were too limited as you get an option of two set meals without the option of deviation. Consequently, if you don't like pork or fish you're out of luck. I don't like fish and partner doesn't eat pork so we couldn't have all the courses of their tasting menu. Happily, there is an option to only have wine or wine with cheese and ham/salami. We chose one wine tasting with cheese/meat, another only wine tasting and a salad to share. This was fine, but the restaurant missed out on two meals.

The food and first wine soon came. Before serving the wines the waiter explained a little about the wines and gave us some tasting notes. His English wasn't the best, but fine for this purpose and we enjoyed these explanations. He'd also cheered up considerably from when we had first arrived.

I like salty food, but this was incredibly salty. Various blocks of cheese flavoured salt. Even the salad which had lots of cheese in it was over salty. The ham and salami however, were excellent and as I mentioned earlier did not need to be shared, nevertheless they were still on the salty side.

The wine tasting consisted of 5 small glasses of wines. Starting with 2 whites a rose and then 2 reds. We later found these wines in many local shops and in other parts of Macedonia. All were very affordable wines yet good quality wines and this tour helped wine choices for the remainder of the trip. We bought a bottle in the winery shop at much the same price as elsewhere.

I would happily recommend a visit here for a tasting, but not for the food. This is a lovely setting and the owners could do much more with it.
Written September 12, 2019
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