Bovin Winery is the first privately-owned company to build a winery in Macedonia. The company was established in 1998, the year when 120,000 bottles of high quality white and red wines were produced. It is owned by brothers Kiril and Gjorgji Bogevski.
The Winery produced 250,000 bottles of white and red wines in 1999 to double it at 500,000 bottles in 2000 and has continually grown to reach an overall annual output of 1 million bottles of wine. Under the direction of the Winery’s professional management team, this ambitious objective was reached in 2001. With the drive to constantly try to improve and innovate Bovin winery, it has invested in new wine equipment and new fermentation tanks. Today the total capacity of Bovin winery is 1.5 million bottles of wine.
Bovin owns 60 hectares of prime vineyards in Tikvesh wine district. The Tikvesh district has approximately 11,000 ha of grapes, which represents about one-third of the total vineyard area of Macedonia. It is the driest area of Balkan Peninsula with a total annual temperature of 5300ºC – 5500ºC and rainfall of 500-600 liters per square meter. The maximum daily temperature during July and August is regularly around 40ºC. With a deep plowing layer, the rich soils supply the grapes with a constant supply of water. Gentile north winds provide natural protection to the grapes. The Negotino wine region, which is part of the Tikves wine region, has around 5000 hectares of vineyards, and around 2000 hectares of those vineyards are with the grape variety Vranec. The altitude of the vineyards in this region is mostly between 100 meters and 450 meters, but in some places can reach up to 600 meters. Most of the soil types are Rendzina (humus- carbonate), then Smolnik, Diluvium and insignificantly Alluvium.
Bovin vineyards are situated in the locality Lepovo just 6.5 km from Bovin winery at an altitude of 350m. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in 2000 while the Vranec, Pink Traminer, and Shiraz are planted in 2005. The Chardonnay, Muscat Temjanika, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot followed suit in 2007. With the use of environmentally friendly practices, Bovin produces the finest grapes in Macedonia.
Bovin wines are produced 80% from grapes picked from its own vineyards and 20% from selected vine plantations with the use of environmentally friendly vineyard practices that are protected only once or twice at most during vegetation. This coupled with carefully controlled fermentation and Bovin production style with modern production equipment makes Bovin wines among the most exclusive and highly valued wines in the Republic of Macedonia.
Approximately 70% of the production is red wine and 30% is white wine. All the wines are of high quality and are sold only in bottles of 750ml and also some wines are bottled in 250ml and 187ml.
Bovin wines are categorized as Classic, Superior, Premium and Dessert wines.
Today, Bovin wines are found on 5 continents in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia, and Asia in over 36 countries. Among the top awards they have accumulated over the years, they added another when they won several gold medals at the recent Japan Awards 2019.
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